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Spyshots: Buick Regal GS or GNX Gettting V6 Biturbo?

When Buick launched the rebadged Insignia sports sedan as the Regal GS, they took all the fun out of it by fitting the car with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that initially had only 255 hp (it’s been buffed up now).
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General Motors says that the Regal GS was supposed to "to explore the appeal of a high-performance variant of the Regal," yet somehow the mix of economy and performance wasn’t right for the market, and they never set any sort of benchmark.

Now though, our spy photographers have spotted something interesting: a mule vehicle wearing Insignia OPC badges in combination with Buick ones.

So, could the Buick Regal GS be made a bit naughtyer with the help of the full 2.8-liter V6 turbo engine developing well North of 300 horsepower?

There have been rumors circulating the internet that Buick will launch a GNX trimline with this engine to rival German automakers selling their sports saloons in the states. With all-wheel drive and a V6, the Regal would be a match for the Audi S4.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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