Edmunds and several automotive blogs are theorizing that Buick build a game version of its Lacrosse sedan and will go on. As Buick attempts to inject some youthfulness to its aging lineup the car that is proposed is going to be a roadster. This is big news since stopping production of this Regal Grand National for Buick which has not built a youth oriented automobile that is legitimate. That remains open to debate so let us see what Buick is going with the super sport and then you can decide for yourself. For the past several Buick has been near the top, years. After years of languishing further down the list, Buick chose that move has repaid and to highlight quality. Quality automobiles are something while cars are another. Quite simply, Buick has not been building cars that are high on the wow factor listing. Since the age level of its buyers continued to grow, sales have remained flat. Will tell you that you have to appeal to a younger audience so as to grow and flourish. Let’s just say that even AARP drivers have not been attracted to the Buick model lineup.
As far as the Super Sport goes, the car is based on the concept Velite. Like the Lexus SC430, the Super Sport will target buyers drawn to a mix of superior styling and luxury, performance. Reports of a 300 hp V8 has been circulating while drive train data has not been finalized. This engine will be mated to a six speed automatic. A 3.6L twin turbo generating more than 400 hp has also been rumored for the Super Sport, but that motor option may be scratched if gasoline prices remain historically high. Information about Specific Super Sport attributes is fairly limited, but when the vehicle holds true to the Velite concept, buyers can expect the following with the Super Sport:
- Heritage styling based on a 1930s Buick boat tail design. Buick waterfall grille design combined with side portholes are expected to appear on the Super Sport.
- 20 inches front Wheels and 21 inch back wheels wheel drive.
- Leather 2 and 2 seating.
- A retractable hood that will fit into the back.
- Full cabin Amenities such as On Star and XM satellite radio broadcasts integrated into the dash.
Beyond what has been the rest is speculation including potential launch and build dates. GM’s current financial woes will affect the final decision on whether to construct this car but if acceptance is given that a discharge is possible. Still if Buick can pull it off the Super Sport it might pave the way for further model adjustments maybe even opening the doorway for a Regal-inspired automobile for playing lacrosse to rejoin the lineup. That would be news for a brand that needs a youth shot.