CSD Cruising Down Memory Lane In My: 1987 Regal Grand National GNX vs. Chevrolet Callaway Corvette

GNX vs CVette

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!



Yep, even a Buick exists in our family! This one is owned by my brother.

Yep, even a Buick exists in our family! This one is owned by my brother.



Buick Grand National Specifications

Price: $19,000 (1987)
0-60:  6.1 seconds
0-1/4 mile: 13.85 @99 MPH
Turbo-charged V6
Horsepower: 245
Torque:355 ft lbs @2000 RPM

Weight: 3800 lbs.

Source: rapidcars.com

Chevrolet Corvette Specifications

Price: $27,999.00 (1987 – Coupe)

0-60:  6.3 seconds
0-1/4 mile: 15.11@93.8 MPH


5.7L OHV V8

Horsepower: 240

Torque:345 ft lbs @3200 RPM


Weight: 3216 lbs.

Source: auto.howstuffworks.com

Check out the PDF HERE to see the original article showcasing the battle (and how Milan Dragway looked 20+ years ago!)



  1. Duck Lindsay · February 20, 2014

    Ha Ha thanks for the luv Bruh. I have cruised in a nitrous 86, supercharged 90, nitrous 91, nitrous 92, and supercharged 99 Mustang. Other Muscle Cars included the above Buick Regal with an 87 Grand National drive train that I just came in from the garage working on(Turbo Nasty). A 1980 Z28 that I never did anything with. Two 96 Camaros that I never finished, a 68 Charger that never got past the planning stages before being sold, and a 1980 Malibu. I have also owned a 2006 Nitrous Hayabusa (Black Nasty), a YZF 600R, 2-GSXR 750s, and a Nitrous Gsxr 1000 aka Fast Nasty!


    • Cool Pappa · February 21, 2014

      You know, I have a feeling that when I do this segment, you and Lilpappa will have had at least 90% of the cars featured at least once!


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