The Buick Regal GS is a conundrum. It's not luxurious enough to be a Cadillac. It's not cheap enough to be Chevy. It's got big vents up front, but a small noise coming out the back. So what is it?
While I desperately try to think of a story idea about the Fiat 500 Abarth that isn't just me writing "ohmygoditmakesmesohappy" a thousand times, The Powers That Be have deigned it appropriate to cleanse my pallette with this, a 2014 Buick Regal GS. And yes, it's got three pedals and a six-speed.
Outsourcing your ad work to random people can work out either really well, or really badly for automakers. Luckily for GM, this ad made with nothing but some basketballs, a Buick Regal GS, and a single camera is great. Add in the fact that it was done in just one take, and it becomes amazing.
A Buick GNX is coming, but it's not coming from Buick. Performance company SLP plans to build their own GNX, pictured above, with output above 300 horsepower and a more aggressive look. Unless they make one key improvement I don't think this is the GNX Buick should build.
The Buick Regal GS gets 270-hp, 295 lb-ft of torque out of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for a wheel-twisting 135 hp-per-liter, giving it the highest "SAE certified" hp-to-liter ratio. Unfortunately, all that power still gets pushed through the front wheels.
Say hello to the Buick Regal GS Show Car, or "Show Car," as it's a look at the 255HP, high-pressure turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder, all-wheel-drive, six-speed manual Buick Regal GS absolutely everyone is expecting GM to build.