Obviously, the amount of details we got at this time is fairly limited, but Tom Stephens, vice chairman of global product development, confirmed for The Detroit News that the model will indeed enter production in the near future. The exact date for this to happen is yet to be disclosed.
Citing GM's official, the aforementioned source reported that the production model will include many of the features seen on the concept, with a single exception: Recaro seats won't be offered on the final product, although such an option would obviously increase the level of sportiness boasted by the car.
The Buick Regal GS concept, the North American Opel Insignia OPC "counterpart", packs a 2.0l turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 255 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. It is paired with a six-speed manual transmission which directs power to the adaptive all-wheel-drive system. Translated into performance, all these figures bring back a 6 second 0-100 km/h sprint and a maximum speed likely to reach 250 km/h.
Curiously, the exact powertrain configuration introduced on the concept is likely to make it to the production version as well, although it might receive slight modifications until the release date.
More details on the next Regal GS are likely to surface in the upcoming months, with the public release likely to happen at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2011.