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Buick T-Type (1987)


Buick T-Type (1987)

Buick built its T-Type through the mid-1980s and it was forerunner to the GNX. It was a tuner-friendly car and got a reputation for being able to blow away the eight-cylinder cars as soon as its turbo started to whistle and the boost came on strong. The T-Type shown has taken the forced induction to a whole new level, featuring a Ken Duttweiler race engine with variable boost for anything between 10-24psi. The gearbox is a specially prepared GM Turbo-Hydramatic, while the rear axle is an aftermarket Lenco unit located on three spherical-joint arms as per NASCAR racers. The chassis is made from tubular chrome-moly steel, so is light but extremely rigid, just what this car needs, as it can accelerate to 200mph (322km/h) in just 44 seconds. The windscreen has support bars for extra strength at high speeds, while the brakes are 13-inch (330mm) vented units all around.

Buick T-Type (1987) Specifications

Top Speed:226 mph (361 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):2.8 sec
Engine type:V6
Displacement:260 ci (4,260 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:967 bhp (721 kW) @ 6,500 rpm
Max torque:877 lb ft (1,189 Nm) @ 5,200 rpm
Weight:3,200 lb (1,454 kg)
Economy:6 mpg (2.12 km/I)
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