How a Drag Racing LEGEND Transformed this Insane Buick

  • Published: 14 January 2020
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    Buick is by no means a car company that is associated with cool cars, they really do not have any models that appeal to the speed junkies or young kids. However, back in the 80’s Buick was racin’ in NASCAR, and after finding success in the racing world, Buick decided to build a fast car for normies. In 1987 Buick gave us the Grand National! The Buick Grand National was a Buick Regal named after the Regal’s success at the NASCAR Grand National. This new special edition of the Regal came in one color only, black. It was also much faster, rivaled the Chevrolet Corvette, and had sweet Grand National badges. But just how exactly did Buick make the Grand National special? And why did it become the dream car for Abel Ibarra? Abel has built and driven some of the fastest rotary-powered vehicles ever, so why is his dream car a Buick Grand National? Just watch the vid!

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  • PlasmaDrone
    PlasmaDrone  10 hours back


    • Ya Mumzhitachi
      Ya Mumzhitachi  20 hours back

      No wtf wheres bart?

      • Scooter FPV
        Scooter FPV  2 days back

        The best part is the nerdy V-6 sound rippin In My Honest Opinion. And the AC works?! 🤘😎

        • troubless sake
          troubless sake  2 days back

          Grandad’s hellcat.

          • L42 Nosnibor
            L42 Nosnibor  2 days back

            Urgh, that hoodie is annoying

            • Fic Skull
              Fic Skull  3 days back

              Honestly, I thought I was looking at a black Volvo 780...

              • Smudge The Cat
                Smudge The Cat  3 days back

                Buick with 650 hp and rear drums brakes, lol

                • Boogdoggggg
                  Boogdoggggg  3 days back

                  So they put James in the AZ but not the Buick which he’d actually fit in? Okay.. y’all better treat my mans James right up at donut

                  • HEKTIC458
                    HEKTIC458  3 days back

                    Thats an RX7 you showed :)

                    • MultiDimwit
                      MultiDimwit  4 days back

                      this dude is good i think he could take over the show.

                      • bass1jd187
                        bass1jd187  4 days back

                        Front wheel missing a lug nut ... lol had too, love that car

                        • Tomツ
                          Tomツ  4 days back

                          Did you see his eyes change like a reptile?

                          • Kai Renton
                            Kai Renton  4 days back

                            Anyone else come to the comments to correct the rx8 to rx7?

                            • bigblocklawyer
                              bigblocklawyer  5 days back

                              Typical GM. Fast as fux, sunvisors fall when door closes and headliner falls down around your head.

                              • bigblocklawyer
                                bigblocklawyer  5 days back

                                Not sure why you wouldn't just use an LS or LT. Easy 1,000 horsepower for half the price and rarity of a hardcore race 6.

                                • Gregor P
                                  Gregor P  5 days back

                                  Intake manifold seems to be very well designed and welded.. But I don't think it is sheet metal.. Must be aluminum plates welded on a stock runner setup

                                  • Luck7
                                    Luck7  5 days back

                                    Australia has a 3.8 (based off regal 3.8) and a lot of people customise them down here. Here’s a video for example

                                    • Ms. Talent
                                      Ms. Talent  5 days back

                                      where is james

                                      • Tony KB
                                        Tony KB  6 days back

                                        That 3.8 v6 made is way into the Australian Holden Commodore in 1989, but not turbo. We opted to have an optional supercharger in the 96 model. The 3.8 was used up until 04.

                                        • The Stig
                                          The Stig  6 days back

                                          THE SOUND TRACK IS SICK!

                                          • Juan Gomez
                                            Juan Gomez  6 days back

                                            Sucks that he used most of Rob Dahms money to fund this build without delivering on his promises first

                                            • Son Goku
                                              Son Goku  7 days back

                                              Never trust edited comments.

                                              • The_Great_ Mayan_Owl
                                                The_Great_ Mayan_Owl  7 days back

                                                Idk if Ibarra is Hispanic if so they have Ibarra family on oklahoma

                                                • Weedle dee
                                                  Weedle dee  7 days back

                                                  who makes your mucic. i like it. i need to know.

                                                  • Hunter Rohm
                                                    Hunter Rohm  7 days back

                                                    HOODIE ON....BAMM....HOODIE OFF! 🏁

                                                    • Pedal to the metal
                                                      Pedal to the metal  7 days back

                                                      This episode brought back so many memories for me...back in the day they used to call breaking the steering column ''tilting'' ( don't ask me how I know that it was a different time) then seeing those Cerwin Vega strokers in the trunk👌 this is a man after my own 🖤

                                                      • jim jones
                                                        jim jones  7 days back

                                                        Hey, it's the guy from ECS Tuning

                                                        • deggar25
                                                          deggar25  7 days back

                                                          Wtf was that transition at 02:22!? Thought I was having an acid flashback for a second.

                                                          • ClassicRoger
                                                            ClassicRoger  7 days back

                                                            When I first saw Donut, I thought James was childish and very immature. But(t) after reflecting on myself at age 51, he's got a long way to go to be childish and immature. YOU GOTTA WORK HARDER PADAWAN! I'm a fan and glad you are okay. Keep up the great work!
                                                            Remember, immaturity is a full time job.

                                                            • Dave Ridlespriger 2
                                                              Dave Ridlespriger 2  7 days back

                                                              Get to know Lucifer's RIDE

                                                              • Dave Ridlespriger 2
                                                                Dave Ridlespriger 2  7 days back

                                                                DEATH STAR
                                                                you may FIRE when READY

                                                                • Dave Ridlespriger 2
                                                                  Dave Ridlespriger 2  7 days back

                                                                  How about a 70's brown dodge police car. ? 5 DUI on STEROIDS

                                                                  • Christian Zerozz
                                                                    Christian Zerozz  1 weeks back

                                                                    Awesome car :-) PS : also amazing how the commentator's hoodie stays up so long during video but that's also sad and common :-(

                                                                    • Edwin Nell
                                                                      Edwin Nell  1 weeks back

                                                                      obi wan kenobi

                                                                      • Gilberto Santana
                                                                        Gilberto Santana  1 weeks back

                                                                        My family has like 5 grand nationals my uncle has the tea top my cousin has a white one and my other cousin has the red one and my other uncle has a 9 second one .

                                                                        • Lilmiddwest
                                                                          Lilmiddwest  1 weeks back

                                                                          Buick Grand National is one of the best 80s American car ever buit

                                                                          • mizayuki
                                                                            mizayuki  1 weeks back

                                                                            love the car, but that sagging headlining is doing my head in! haha

                                                                            • Msh3l 911
                                                                              Msh3l 911  1 weeks back

                                                                              Why isnt James doing bumper 2 bumper.
                                                                              I miss my boy

                                                                              • Thunder Joe
                                                                                Thunder Joe  1 weeks back

                                                                                Pause at 4:49 shit is scary

                                                                                • Somar Jela
                                                                                  Somar Jela  1 weeks back

                                                                                  So it doesn’t make 900. It makes 650.

                                                                                  • Rein CAR Nation
                                                                                    Rein CAR Nation  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Get Drifts n Lifts on Donut

                                                                                    • Snake-Gaming WR
                                                                                      Snake-Gaming WR  1 weeks back


                                                                                      • Sean Ewart
                                                                                        Sean Ewart  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Donut I just bought a new car and wanted to slap some donut media plate frames on it... but you don’t sell any! Please help me spend money!

                                                                                        • Pedro J. Nolastcallss II

                                                                                          Holy echo sound batman

                                                                                          • Stephen Isaacs
                                                                                            Stephen Isaacs  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I like this new guy!

                                                                                            • Jacob Epstein
                                                                                              Jacob Epstein  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Too busy winning races, setting records, and taking peoples money for work he would never complete.

                                                                                              • Federico Rizzo
                                                                                                Federico Rizzo  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Make a video about BRABHAM BT46B “ FAN CAR “

                                                                                                • Emmanauel Gonzalez
                                                                                                  Emmanauel Gonzalez  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  who the faq is this guy