Official: Buick Regal GS Enters Production

Once again, the infamous inside sources have proven their worth... At the beginning of last week, Tom Stephens, vice chairman of global product development for GM, announced that the carmaker will start production of the exciting Regal GS presented at the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in the near future.

The news was confirmed yesterday by GM through a very short press release. "In January Buick debuted the Regal GS showcar at the 2010 North American International Auto Show. After a lot of positive consumer feedback, Buick announced that it will build the Regal GS. No further details are available at this time." The details known so far are as they were presented in the beginning of the year at NAIAS.

The Regal GS, which is nothing but an Opel Insignia OPC in GM clothing, packs a 2.0l turbocharged four-cylinder engine, smaller than the 2.8l V6 turbo powerplant found on the OPC. As a consequence, the unit on the GS develops only 255 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, compared to the 325 hp and 435 Nm of torque output of the Insignia OPC.

Paired with a six-speed manual transmission which directs power to the adaptive all-wheel-drive system, the car sprints from naught to sixty in less than 6 seconds, about the same as the OPC. No top speed estimate has been provided during NAIAS, but it may be about the same as for the OPC, namely around 250 km/h (155 mph).
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