We’ve been getting pretty heavy around here lately so now it’s time to post some fun stuff.
We’re going to call this segment, “Cruising Down Memory Lane In My” and if you have some memories cruising and driving the rides featured, please let us know below in the comments section.
First up, the two cars that are responsible for the horsepower wars that we see today, the Buick Regal GN GNX and the Chevy Calloway Vette. Yes, I think the Fox Mustang was mostly responsible for really making performance relative again in the auto industry. However, these two cars brought the BEAST back into the industry for sure.
However, in stock trim, basic stats show why these were definitely the dark ages for ole Vette. Despite its weight advantage, it was getting spanked by a menacing-looking family car!
MUSCLE CAR SPECIFICATIONS
Buick Grand National Specifications
Price: $19,000 (1987)
0-60: 6.1 seconds
0-1/4 mile: 13.85 @99 MPH
Torque:355 ft lbs @2000 RPM
Weight: 3800 lbs.
Chevrolet Corvette Specifications
Price: $27,999.00 (1987 – Coupe)
0-60: 6.3 seconds
0-1/4 mile: firstname.lastname@example.org MPH
5.7L OHV V8
Torque:345 ft lbs @3200 RPM
Weight: 3216 lbs.
Check out the PDF HERE to see the original article showcasing the battle (and how Milan Dragway looked 20+ years ago!)