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1985 Buick Wildcat Concept Car


1985 Buick Wildcat Concept Car Specifications
The 1985 Buick Wildcat concept car looks like a science-fiction creation. Unfortunately, neither Buick nor General Motors brought its design to showrooms.
The 1985 Buick Wildcat concept car looks like a science-fiction creation. Unfortunately, neither Buick nor General Motors brought its design to showrooms.
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A two-seat, midengine supercar was a departure from virtually every aspect of Buick tradition, as these 1985 Buick Wildcat concept car specifications make clear. Alas, about the only feature of the car that would be seen in Buick showrooms was a version of the 3.8-liter V6.

Manufacturer: Buick Division, General Motors, Flint, MI.; body by Triad

Body design: 2-passenger, 1-door coupe; composite fiberglass/carbon-fiber body; front/rear subframes

Powertrain layout: midengine, 4-wheel drive

Wheelbase: 102.0 inches

Overall length: 172.7 inches

Overall width: 72.3 inches

Overall height: 43.7 inches

Track, front: 59.5 inches

Track, rear: 59.5 inches

Weight: 2,910-3,450 pounds

Approximate price: not available

Engine type: dohc V-6 (24-valve)

Displacement (liters/cubic inches): 3.8/231

Horsepower @ rpm: 230-250 @ 6000

Torque (lbs./ft.) @ rpm: 245 @ 4000

Fuel delivery: sequential port fuel injection

Transmission: 4-speed automatic (GM THM700-R4)

Suspension, front: unequal-length control arms, inboard horizontal coil-over shock absorbers

Suspension, rear: unequal-length control arms, coil-over shock absorbers

Brakes: front/rear vented discs, anti-lock

Top speed: 70 mph (governed)

0-60 mph: 8.4 seconds

Quarter-mile: not available

mph @ quarter-mile: not available

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