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Competition for the 2007 Cobra GT500


General Information
Price: $38,500
Miles Per Gallon: 17/25 mpg
Curb Weight: 3698 lbs
Layout: Front-Engine/AWD
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Engine
Type: DOHC V6
Displacement: 3600 cc
Horsepower: 450 bhp @ 5200 rpm
Torque: 465 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Redline: 6500 rpm

Performance
0-60 mph: 4.2 sec
0-100 mph: 10.2 sec
Quarter Mile: 12.8 sec @ 112.5 mph
Skidpad: .96g
Top Speed: 179 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph: 115 ft
Slalom Speed: 66.4 mph

GNX. No other name in automotive history says "80's Supercar" like those three letters. Now the legend is back.

Buicks 2007 GNX is a modern-day incarnation of classic street performance. When you turn the key and hear the throaty dual exhausts announcing the Twin Turbo 3.6L V-6, you'll know you have your hands full. Compared to its '80s namesake, the new GNX sports a suspension that is tighter, an engine that's more powerful and a manual transmission that now boasts two additional gears. The car will hit 60 mph (97 km/h) in about four-and-a-half seconds, and run the quarter mile in under 13 seconds. There's nothing like it in its class.

Total performance - The completely new GNX isn't just about horsepower, of course. Its unique personality includes impressive cornering abilities, a smooth ride and surprising comfort. But the heart of the GNX is indeed a truly awesome Twin Turbo and Intercooled 3.6l V-6 engine, also known as the base powerplant for the Buick Velite Concept. The GNX produces an estimated 450 horsepower and with 465 lb.-ft. of torque, it has no problem leaving a stop with purpose.

Eighteen-inch alloy wheels and performance tires are matched to a fully independent, performance-tuned suspension featuring direct-acting stabilizing bars and power rack-and-pinion steering. Traction control and a limited slip differentials also come standard. And, today's GNX revs through six forward speeds with the close-ratio manual transmission, or you can choose a six-speed Hydra-Matic. Both come with a 3.46:1 final drive ratio.

Performance-oriented interior - The GNX is, first and foremost, a driver's car. Every detail, from the satin-finish steering wheel to the race-inspired metallic pedals, gives the driver a sense of performance from the moment the car is entered. The standard feature list starts off with leather 2+2 bucket seats, in black -color-coordinated with the vehicle's exterior color. The high-tech seats provide lateral support, wrapping around the driver and front passenger and complementing the great handling characteristics of the chassis. Also standard is a six-disc CD-changer with premium 10-speaker sound system, cruise control, a multi-function driver information center, keyless entry system and a host of other features to enhance the driving experience.

Sensuous design - Rather than create an imitation of the original legend, the 2007 GNX provides a contemporary interpretation of the classic buick sports coupe. The distinctive, tautly stretched exterior, aggressive lowered stance and sleek, simple form all help express the clean, athletic styling direction of Buick. Add this to the obvious performance of the vehicle and you have a rear-wheel-drive TT+I V-6-powered premium sports coupe wrapped in a seamless, modern design.

Safety and quality - Bringing the GNX to a safe stop is accomplished through standard four-wheel disc brakes (ventilated front, solid rear), part of a four-channel anti-lock braking system. Other standard safety features include dual front air bags, three-point safety belts for all occupants and an Emergency Mode that automatically shuts down the engine, turns off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors and turns on the dome light any time the air-bag system is deployed.

Production of the 2007 Buick GNX will begin in September 2006 at Holden's award-winning Elizabeth plant in Australia using the latest techniques to ensure both measurable and "perceived" quality. Projected annual production will be 18,000 vehicles.

 

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My all time favorite was the original 1987 GNX...does anyone remember those?
Very rare, very fast.
 

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Buick engineers-where did they all go?

Rinko said:
Oh yeah, only vette killers ever to come outta gm.
Can you imagine the conversations over at Buick?

"Hey guys what do you want to do next?" (passes the joint)...
"Let's build a car that's faster than a Corvette?!" (inhales)...
"Ok dude." :cool:
Out comes a GNX

(Why do American auto manf. do this? Discontinue a good thing-kinda like our SRT4s?) :dunno:
 

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That blows, I would love to see a GNX come back. The evo would be sold in a heartbeat for one especially if it was awd.

Dan
 

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htheduck said:
Can you imagine the conversations over at Buick?

"Hey guys what do you want to do next?" (passes the joint)...
"Let's build a car that's faster than a Corvette?!" (inhales)...
"Ok dude." :cool:
Out comes a GNX

(Why do American auto manf. do this? Discontinue a good thing-kinda like our SRT4s?) :dunno:
lol I bet thats exactly how it went down whenever they started planning it. My father used to tell me stories about his friends getting smoked in their brand new vetts by some BUICK.
Do you think they intentionally set out to beat vettes or was it just a bi-product of the innovative enginering?

I love those cars and if the new one is in fact awd and twin turboed i may be asking my dad to trade his car in or i may just indulge myself. 12.8 1/4 mile outta the box??? Unheard of bentley's continental gt ran a 12.9
bmws m5 ran a 13.3
vetts?? the coupe ran a 12.8 hahah maybe its ok to tie corvettes.

I mean for christ's sake the new gnx if its all its said to be will be faster than lotus elise's which run 13.3's stock.

As for neons being discontinued.... at least we got them. hahah
 

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hozay09 said:
Who can forget this work of art?



There was a guy at my last job that drove one to work EVERYDAY! It looked and sounded terrible. Everytime he came in I wanted to rip him out the car and beat his ass.
I love how they have it sitting with the Porsche's and Rolls Royce
 

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Holy shit i want!!!!
 
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