2010 Buick Regal GS Show Car review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 8 January 2010 , 20:01:14 byDan

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Buick Regal GS Show Car

Buick developed the Regal GS, a model equipped with a 255 turbocharged horsepower, a 6-speed manual transmission and an advanced, adaptive all-wheel-drive system. The mechanical elements were developed with the aim of delivering a driving experience that is sporting, confidence-inspiring and refined. Exterior and interior cues include two additional vertical front air intakes, large, forged aluminum 20-inch wheels and performance tires, a racing-inspired sport steering wheel and metal pedals. Recaro high-performance front seats feature 4-way lumbar support and cushion extensions. The exterior of the Buick Regal GS is distinguished by vertical air inlets in the front fascia, as well as unique rocker panels, an integrated rear spoiler, dual exhaust outlets, Olympic White paint and satin metallic accents. On the inside it has the pillars and headliner, sport shifter for the six-speed manual transmission and a suede-covered, flat-bottom steering wheel reminiscent of those used in international racing series. The model receives power from a high-output 2.0-liter Ecotec turbocharged engine with direct-injection technology. The output is estimated at 255 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. To make sure the power is distributed effectively during cornering, the carmaker offered an electronic, limited-slip rear differential. The output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6.0 seconds. Behind the wheel, the driver experiences reduced torque steer, improved grip and increased cornering power, along with crisper handling, steering precision and feedback. The Regal GS is also equipped with Interactive Drive Control System chassis technology. It delivers enhanced vehicle stability and greater driving safety, while also adapting the driving characteristics of the car to the preferences of the driver. He selects among three operating modes, normal, sport and GS, that change the suspension settings and throttle response and steering sensitivity through the variable-effort steering system.