Buick Blackhawk

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Buick Blackhawk
Overview
Manufacturer Buick (General Motors)
Designer Steven D. Pasteiner
Body and chassis
Class Retro-style
Body style 2-door, 4-seat convertible sedan
Powertrain
Engine 7.5l Buick GS Stage III V8 (463 hp)
Transmission 4-speed automatic

The Buick Blackhawk [1] is a retro concept 2+2 convertible built by Buick in 2001. Its grille is based on 1939 Buicks and the concept car Buick Y-Job, while its main body is based on the 1948 Buick Roadmaster. It features a retractable hardtop, shaved door handles, and hidden headlights.

The Blackhawk is powered by a 1970 455-in³ (7.5-L) Buick GS Stage III V8, producing 463  hp (345 kW) at 4600 rpm and 510  lb⋅ft (690  N⋅m ) of torque at 4200 rpm and accelerating the car from 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in under five seconds. The engine is mated to an electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission.

The vehicle is entirely handmade, including the carbon-fiber top and the frame. The retraction system is also handmade. The Blackhawk also features a fully independent suspension, keyless entry, and dual exhaust with 3 in (7.6 cm) pipes. The vehicle also has 18 in (46 cm) five-spoke alloy wheels with high-speed Z-rated tires. GPS is also provided. The interior is based on the 1996 Buick Riviera.

The car was featured in the film Bad Boys II . It was driven by actor Will Smith after the mortuary scene.

On January 17, 2009, it was sold for $522,500 (including buyer premium) by Barrett-Jackson .

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