Both the BUICK GNX & PONTIAC 20th ANNIVERSARY TRANS AM are powered by turbocharged Buick V-6 engines and deliver similar performance. But the Trans-Am, unlike the very limited production GNX, is much more available and affordable, blogs Hagerty’s Eddy Eckart. Nicola Bulgari's heavily-modified 4.1-liter Buick Grand National and Pontiac 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am. Photographed in Rome, Italy in 1997. Can a substitute ever be as satisfying as the real thing? It’s a question with which ...Read More
BUICK GRAND NATIONAL & GNX.
Between 1982 and1987, Buick turned its cosmetic NASCAR Tribute Grand National into the GNX, the Grand National to end all Grand Nationals. They proved that you didn’t need a V-8 to beat a Corvette! Retired GM engineer Gary Witzenburg writes about the history of the BUICK GRAND NATIONAL & GNX. For 21 years before NASCAR started selling naming rights in 1971, its top stock-car racing championship was known as the Grand National, and the name lingered in public usage long after the series offi...Read More
GNX: MAXIMUM MUSCLE FROM BUICK!
The 1980s were lean years for musclecar enthusiasts. There were some bright spots: Corvette, 5.0 Mustang, IROC Camaro, Firebird Trans-Am and turbocharged-intercooled Buick Grand National/GNX. Arguably, the rare, high-boost GNX was the car to beat on the street and strip. If heavy metal music were a car, it would be a GNX: MAXIMUM MUSCLE FROM BUICK! “The GNX is an ax-wielding barbarian laying waste to everything in its path. It rockets to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and squirts through the qua...Read More
CAMARO & SYCLONE: PONEYCAR VS. POTENT PICKUP!
’91 GMC Syclone & ’17 Camaro SS 1LE Shootout reveals that the Buick boosted V6 Syclone pickup is surprisingly fast, even today. A new infographic from GMPartsOnline.net reveals how a ‘91 GMC Syclone matches up to a ‘17 Camaro SS 1LE. The state-of-the-art Camaro just edges the old truck by two tenths of a second in a 0-60 run. The graphic represents the Syclone's feat of acceleration and compares a variety of specs between the muscle truck and muscle car. "The Syclone was a street racer, ...Read More