2018 Buick Grand National

January 21st, 2017 | Comments Closed | Buick

The 2018 Buick Grand National is a luxury midsize car only by Buick and was introduced for the model year 1973. The 2018 Buick Grand National is one of the hottest performance cars from the dark days of the 1980s, and its performance is still even by very respectful today’s standards. The 1986-1987 intercooler models have always received most of the attention, but what many people do not realize is that the Grand National package actually dates back to 1982.

Buick Grand National 2018

Buick Grand National 2018

2018 Buick Grand National Car

2018 Buick Grand National Car

Another fact is that all that had the Grand National in addition to the Darth Vader black paint was on the T-type, so if you are performing the Grand National wanted but did not want it black and/or prefer a more subdued look, the T-Type was the way to go. The Grand National debuted, named for the NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National Series. These 1982 cars were not painted black, which may confuse those unfamiliar with them. They all started out as charcoal gray Regals that were sent to a subcontractor for finishing.

2018 Buick Grand National GNX

2018 Buick Grand National GNX

Most notable will be the exotic turbo they receive from Garrett that a ceramic wheel, as opposed to the normal, used to be on all other Turbo Regals of that year and the previous year. It should also be noted that there is no Grand Nationals produced in 1983. The 2018 Buick Grand National T-Type had an available option package in 1983 and could have the final version of the non-fuel injection turbo V-6.

2018 Buick Grand National Design

Some vehicles come in various trim levels or body styles. Functions and great options should be mentioned. The 2018 Buick Grand National, T-types, and GNX cars only as a two-door hardtop. There were no other configurations. Compulsory options included four transmissions and air conditioning. Most of the Grand Nationals are equipped with power windows and locks. seating a power driver’s license, as well as various audio options are also offered. Some of them are equipped with T-Tops or Moonroofs. One option offered almost certainly not the most survivors were white letter tires.

2018 Buick Grand National Engine

The 2018 Buick Grand National (Turbo Regals) (Grand National, T-type, Turbo T, and GNX) all Buick’s 3.8 liters 90deg. V-6 engine. It will be noted that Buick uses a turbo on the engine from 1978 through the 1987 model year. But these earlier engines were not as effective as the later models because of their lack of consecutive fuel injection was introduced in 1984. In 1986, they re-processed, and among other things changes, a charge air cooler is added again increase of power and efficiency exponentially. These changes were largely the product of a relationship with MacLaren of the United Kingdom. 2018 Buick Grand GNX engines were further strengthened.

2018 Buick Grand National GNX

The Buick GNX included further performance changes, including a low-restriction exhaust with dual mufflers, a reprogrammed turbo Hydramatic 200-4R transmission with a custom torque converter and transmission cooler, and the unique differential cover/Panhard rod. Exterior styling changes include vents on each front fender, 16-inch black mesh-style wheels with VR speed-rated tires, and the removal of hood and fender emblems. Internal changes to the GNX included a serial number on the dash and a revised instrument cluster that provided Stewart-Warner analog gauges, including an analog turbo boost gauge. Dragstrip performance was measured faster than the Ferrari F40 and Porsche 930 with a 1.4 mph time of 113.1 mph (182 km/h) in 12.7 seconds and a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 4.6 seconds 0.4 and 0.3 seconds faster.

2018 Buick Grand National Safety

Several new safety features were added for the year, which include a forward collision warning, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a following-distance indicator. The foregoing are all part of a Driver Confidence package, while collision preparation, which pre-loads the brake system ahead of an imminent collision, and adaptive cruise control are available separately.