2006 Buick Lucerne CXX Luxury Liner by Rick Bottom Custom Motor review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 16 November 2006 , 13:11:23 byEmil

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Buick Lucerne CXX Luxury Liner by Rick Bottom Custom Motor

Buick developed a Lucerne interpretation, the CXX Luxury Liner by Rick Bottom Custom Motor Sports of Mendota. It begins with a two-tone exterior finish with White Gold Flash tri-coat on the sides and Glacier Gold Flash over the top down to the beltline. The carmaker also offers a ground effect kit that brings the body closer to the pavement for a performance-oriented look. The model gets a 20% increase in power from revised ECU programming. On the inside it features Cashmere leather with perforated inserts on the seats allows the full functioning of the cooled-seat feature. The new Lucerne CXX Luxury Liner by Rick Bottom Custom features front chin spoiler, rear bumper extension overlay and rocker panel covers, forged spoke 20-inch wheels satellite radio, DVD, CD, two CD changers, HDD radio, rear-seat monitors, class-D amplifiers, X-box plus iPod connection and the list of new elements continues.

For a taste of Detroit and Europe blended together, look no further than the Buick Lucerne CXX Luxury Liner by Rick Bottom Custom Motor Sports of Mendota, Ill. This interpretation of the Lucerne delivers a great, fun-to-drive enthusiast's commuter car that occasionally ferries business passengers.

The Lucerne CXX Luxury Liner begins with a two-tone exterior finish with White Gold Flash tri-coat on the sides and Glacier Gold Flash over the top down to the beltline. The colors are divided by a 1/8-inch Gold Miststripe. The two-tone effect conveys a lower, sleeker look.

A ground effects kit consisting of add-on body pieces to the front and rear fascias and rocker panels brings the body closer to the pavement for a performance-oriented look. A small deck spoiler visually extends the length of the trunk. CXX badging tops off the package.

And speaking of the V-8, the Lucerne CXX's existing Northstar powerplant gets a 20-percent power increase from revised ECU programming, and a Corsa exhaust with noise-cancellation technology provides a throaty sound but whisper-quiet cruising.

Because stance is everything in a performance ride, the Rick Bottom customizers reduced the tire-to-fender gap for an Autobahn-capable appearance, and reduced the ride height by 2.25 inches.

Inside, buttery soft Cashmere leather with perforated inserts on the seats allows the full functioning of the cooled-seat feature. An audio/visual/navigation system worthy of a luxury liner awaits drivers and passengers. The vehicle is equipped with OnStar.

Buick Lucerne CXX Luxury Liner by Rick Bottom Custom Motor highlights

* Razzi front chin spoiler, rear bumper extension overlay and rocker panel covers
* Bronze window tint
* Weld EVO forged spoke 20-inch wheels, one-piece multi-spoke with chrome plating mated with Dunlop 245/40R20 low-profile, quiet tread tires
* Variable rate drop coils by Sprint
* Eclipse state-of-the-art hard drive-based navigation system, satellite radio, DVD, CD, two CD changers, HDD radio, rear-seat monitors, class D amplifiers, X-box plus iPod connection. Features three-way components up front, three-way in the rear, three 10-inch subwoofers for 3,000 watts of power
* Fourteen-inch vented and slotted brake rotors with aluminum calipers in black from Stainless Steel Brakes Corp.
* RBCM chrome accents throughout, including on speaker grilles, bezel around headunit
* Sound-deadening material by Hushmat
* Transmission upgrades by Bowler Performance Transmission
* Paints products from Glasurit
* Audio installation by SOUND DECISION
* Corsa exhaust
* Buick Accessories steering wheel and shift knob