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All of this bickering is fairly stupid. Grand Nationals neat cars for their day. Their sole purpose in life was to beat the pony cars (Mustangs, Camaro's, Firechickens, Trans Am's, Capri's, etc.).
They were never intended for a road course; just the drag strip. And yes they were quick for their time. Even with a few Mods, those cars would scream down the strip.
That said, the regal was built on the same body as the Monte Carlo, which was a horrible piece of shit (I don't like GM very much so I have no idea what they called their chassis).
Tons of body roll, lots of squat, couldn't corner to save its life. Oh wait......what does that sound like? A DRAG CAR. duh.......
Although, a sub 5 second 0-60 time was considered very fast (for the time).
They're neat cars. Great idea, horrible execution.
FWIW, I used to build 5.0L mustangs for the strip and we'd regularly dust GN/X's without much trouble.
Hell, even the XR4Ti we modded (2.3 turbo), would dust it. But then again, it would dust 5.0L's like nothing too (35 psi boost).
2000 E55 AMG 426HP/ 474ft. lbs. torque
Last edited by BlackOmega; 12-25-2012 at 07:54 PM.