Buick Regal GS show car. Click image to enlarge
Buick Regal GS show car
Detroit, Michigan – The new Buick Regal GS show car will be revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, a high-tech, high-performance version of the brand’s newest sport sedan.
The Regal GS uses a 2.0-litre Ecotec turbocharged engine with direct-injection technology, producing an estimated 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. It is based on the engine that will be offered in the Regal CXL models later this summer, but tuned to deliver greater boost pressure in the GS. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission; the vehicle features all-wheel drive.
Special styling cues include two additional vertical front air intakes, forged aluminum 20-inch wheels with performance tires, Brembo brakes, metal pedals, and Recaro front seats.
“We designed the Regal GS to explore the appeal of a high-performance variant of the Regal,” said Craig Bierley, product marketing director. “Like the Regal, the Regal GS is based on the award-winning Opel Insignia, and we believe it will reinvigorate Buick’s storied Gran Sport legacy.”
Inside, the Regal GS varies from the standard Regal with a completely jet black interior, sport shifter for the six-speed manual transmission, and suede-covered flat-bottom steering wheel. When the driver engages the Sport mode of the interactive drive control system, the instrument panel glows ice blue.