Buick Regal GS unveiled by GM image

General Motors reveled today the US version of Insignia VXR – the Buick Regal GS.

With an estimated 255 turbocharged horsepower (190 kW), a six-speed manual transmission and an advanced, adaptive all-wheel-drive system, the Buick Regal GS will be officially unveiled at the 2010 North American International Auto Show.

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 four-way lumbar support and cushion extensions.

Engine – transmission – breaks
Buick Regal GS is powered by the same engine found on the Regal CXL; the differences comes from the turbine which was tuned to deliver more power and more torque255 horsepower (190 kW) and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400 Nm).

Connected via a six speed manual gear box, and with an advanced all wheel drive system, Buick Regal GS will be capable to accelerate to 60 in less than 6 seconds.  Same us Insignia VXR, Regal GS will feature the HiPerStrut four-wheel-independent suspension with according to GM will help to reduce torque steer and maintain negative camber during cornering.
Like most of the sports cars, Buick Regal GS will be equipped with a high-performance Brembo brake system with 14 x 1.2-inch (355 x 32 mm) cross-drilled rotors; four-piston, high-strength aluminum calipers, and high-performance pads.

BUICK REGAL GS SHOW CAR SPECIFICATIONS

Overview

Model: Buick Regal GS show car
Body style / driveline: four-door, 5-passenger, front engine, transaxle. All-wheel-drive midsize vehicle
Construction: steel body-frame integral (unibody)

Engine/Transmission

High-output 2.0L DOHC I-4 Turbo
Displacement (cu in / cc): 122 / 1998
Bore and stroke (in / mm): 3.39 x 3.39 / 86 x 86
Block material: cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead camshafts, four-valves per cylinder, continuous variable valve timing for intake and exhaust
Ignition system: individual coil-on-plug
Fuel delivery: direct injection with variable high-pressure rail and electronic throttle control
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Horsepower (hp / kW): 255 / 190 (est.)
Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm): 295 / 400 (est.)
Transmission 6-speed manual

Chassis/Suspension

Front: independent, HiPerStrut-type with dual-path mountings, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings; continuous damping control (Interactive Drive Control System)
Rear: four-link independent rear; hollow stabilizer bar; continuous damping control
Traction control: adaptive all-wheel drive; StabiliTrak electronic stability control
Steering type: hydraulic, variable-effort rack-and-pinion power steering

Brakes

Type: four-wheel disc w/ABS (w/ESC)
Brake rotor diameter
(in / mm) caliper type (front and rear):
14 / 355, vented and cross drilled rotors; four-piston aluminum calipers

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type: 20-inch aluminum
Tires: Bridgestone 245/35ZR20

Dimensions
Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm) : 107.8 / 2738
Overall length (in / mm): 190.2 / 4831
Overall width (in / mm): 73.1 / 1811
Overall height (in / mm): 58.4 / 1483
Front track (in / mm): 62.4 / 1585
Rear track (in / mm): 62.5 / 1587

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 3
Headroom (in / mm): 38.8 / 985 (front)
36.8 / 935 (rear)

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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