If you've been wearing out the old cardigan waiting for a new convertible based on the 2004 Buick Velite concept, you'll want to hold on 'till decade's end. That's when Buick will likely get its rear-drive droptop, says one GM prez, reports Car and Driver. Underpinning the Velite is GM's Zeta rear-drive architecture, which now supports the Holden VE Commodore and will provide the bedrock for the coming Pontiac G8 and new Camaro. The Lutz-y Velite was equipped with a twin-turbo, intercooled 3.6-liter V6 producing 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. No word on what such a car would have under the hood, but we're not holding our collective breaths for a multiturbine version.
Velite Coming for Buick [Car and Driver]
Buick Velite Concept: Coming to a Sun-Dappled Stretch of Road Near You? [internal]