- Jul 17, 2006
+1 @ TriShield
I still wouldn't buy it. The car looks good(albeit a little generic), has a nice interior...but it really needs to not be front wheel drive. The article says that it has one of the most advanced front wheel drive systems, which I do not doubt; but once you get passed 200 flywheel hp(let alone 270), I think a car really needs to at least be AWD.
Honestly its totally manageable. My race car is a C5 Z06, GS is a daily driver, but I will hand any bolt on EVO or STi their ass in the Regal. Of corse it has suspension work but I got it to run solid 12 sec 1/4 miles times not having any traction issues with stock components. Any other FWD car out there is hopping the wheels off the hubs lol
When I say its not "that" bad, Is because it makes 400lbs of torque at under 3k rpm, the supercharger makes things interesting as far as power delivery. Any turbo car would be way easier to control Hell 400ftlbs at 2500rpm in a mustang will give you issues... just as it would an STi
With a good FWD suspension setup its not THAT bad. I have a mildly modded '99 Regal GS, makes 400ftlbs of torque and almost 350hp, it has no traction problems or stablity issues. Its actually setup for road racing and it does quite well.
That doesn't qualify as a mild mod
You're 120 ft-lbs and 150 HP above stock lol.
Youd be susprised at how well these things respond to mods. I live in california I cant do much to it or it will fuck up emissions .
Added an Intercooler, raised boost (ie smaller pulley), full exhaust, intake, and a supercharger off a 2004 (same case different internals) model year and there is not much to it.
Here is under the hood, looks pretty mild to me?? and it passes emissions so... ?
After all its JUST a daily driver. It gets driven every single day of the year, can bust down 11's, out handle pretty much any import car that comes its way all while while getting 30mpg.
My Z06 and my Street bikes are the toys!
All I have to say is its makes one fun of a daily driver... its not always this loud but a little burnout action here: Its been quieted down a lot.
Has about 200k miles now, runs like a champ, gets 30mpg, keeps up with todays best and its comfy and roomy as hell. And it doesnt ever break or give any issues so it can be relied on it while the Z and my bikes get worked on. Honestly I drove the shit out of this regal for the longest time, back to back to back 1.7 60fts at the track and the stock axles never complained, even with the mileage. Trans went at 160k, typical though as It has had a shit ton of track time. and it makes a lot of torque at very low RPM's which ate up the converter holding it at 8psi waiting for the green light. Always wanted a grand national, never wanted the problems. This thing has been faster for less, and didnt need a full restoration or need to be worked on every other weekend. Plus I only paid 4k for her.
they're good cars.
Ive got the 3.8 Supercharged in my Holden. Its running a smaller pully on 10psi and is otherwise stock.
The car has over 160k miles on the clock and is on the original gearbox and is holding strong despite the power.
considering a regal gs for a daily.. is intake, exhaust, intercooler, and a pully, really all that is needed for some pretty decent power?