And now for something completely different...and quite a bit older. Edmunds.com purchased a 1987 Buick Grand National as a long-term test vehicle. To see how the old girl stacks up to contemporary performance cars, we brought it to the Edmunds track to generate performance numbers. Acceleration was tested with 0-60 and quarter-mile tests, while braking was calculated using 60-0. Handling tests included a timed slalom and two trips around a skid pad to generate a lateral acceleration calculation.
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