The all-new 2012 Buick Regal GS managed to hit a top speed of 162 mph on an open road during the Nevada Open Road Challenge.
According to the car manufacturer, the 2012 Buick Regal has been fitted with a roll cage, harnesses and a data-collecting equipment, and, besides these, the vehicle remained stock. The company’s engineers managed to attain a top speed of 162 mph in the car during the Nevada Open Road Challenge, a competition which was formerly known as the Silver State Challenge, held on a remote two-lane portion of the Nevada State Highway, which is 90 miles long.
“The Regal GS is an incredibly capable performance sedan. In addition to the strong acceleration from the engine, the chassis maintained its composure well while running across these closed public roads at high speeds. Likewise, the Brembo brakes were easy to trust coming hot into a corner,” said Bill Rietow, an engineer for Buick.
As a quick reminder, the 2012 Buick Regal GS is powered by a 2.0 liter inline four-cylinder engine, which is developing a total output of 270 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 295 lb-ft. The same vehicle managed to achieve a top speed of 152 mph during a test at the Milford Proving Grounds last year.