Gentlemen, start your engines! Not in the future plans for Buick, but that's why I'm here. Click to see this Black Beauty larger.
C H O P — The sophisticated new 2010 Buick Lacrosse is a million light-years away from the snarling Regal Grand Nationals from the 1980s. . . until now, lol. I created this new Grand National last year as a response to a question on a forum as to what one might look like.
A copy of the original press photo I started with of the 2010 Buick Lacrosse, for those not familiar with this beautiful new domestic car.
I think my fellow forum members were expecting a modern-day 4 door coupe with performance overtones. I re-created this demonic GN in all of its Darth Vader badassness instead. In a perfect example of how far the design game has moved on, I actually had to make the original Lacrosse donor less coupe-like, ie more of a notchback instead of the fastback, to make this car a coupe in the '80s mold.
The original mid-80s Regal Grand National coupe. In black, natch. (Image from Google Images.)