What it Is
2008 Buick LaCrosse Preview – New York Auto Show: First Vegas, now this. At some point people are going to start thinking that Buicks are cool. Go figure – but it could happen, what with the energy General Motors is putting into the ol’ blue hair brand. With custom models showcased at the annual SEMA automotive fest in Vegas already a hit, they’ve now brought back the Super designation, and have attached it to a V8-powered, sport tuned LaCrosse and, for good measure, gave the front a slightly more distinctive design. Now, if GM can just do something about that backseat legroom, and fix those fit and finish issues...
Why it Matters
There’s an old name that’s new for 2008: the Super. Attached to the 2008 LaCrosse, the Super brings with it a V8 engine – and portholes – to the LaCrosse. That’s GM’s 5.3-liter V8, and according to the folks in Detroit, it’ll get on down the road in 5.7 seconds, to 60 mph, and muster about 300 horsepower. The Super also boasts a sport tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels and Bilstein shocks, dual chrome-tipped exhaust and, according to GM, more supportive seats.