Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Top Gear USA takes a shot at designing a 2011 Buick Roadmaster, but how about this…

On last Sunday night’s episode of Top Gear USA, Adam Ferrara, Rutledge Wood and Tanner Foust set out to Detroit in a challenge to choose their favorite old GM cars and put them through a series of challenges to decide which one should be brought back into production.

Ferrara choose a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass, Foust choose a 1980’s Pontiac Fiero, and Wood choose a 1990s Buick Roadmaster wagon. The episode had most of the same challenges as Top Gear UK’s Season 10, the £1200 British Leyland cheap-car challenge. Yes that would include a hill handbrake challenge (different grade with a bowling ball), filling the car up with water and driving around the racetrack and more.

By the end of the challenge, amazingly enough, Rutledge Wood’s 1990’s Buick Roadmaster wagon had won the challenge and below is a 2011 Buick Roadmaster sketch that the hosts would like to see built.

However considering I’m a blogger, a car enthusiast and blogging is about giving your opinion, I feel that a 1990’s Buick Roadmaster slightly redesigned wouldn’t save GM in my eyes. But I do believe that General Motor’s Buick line does need a Roadmaster in the near future, so what about a modern version of the amazing 1955 Buick Roadmaster pictured below. And yes that is a picture of Jay Leno’s 572 big block Roadmaster, now just imagine it being a modern version. Hay, at it’s got the power that a Buick should have.

Any thoughts?

Source: Autoblog.com and NetCarShow.com