Buick is causing some commotion this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with the unveiling of its Avista concept car, a 2+2 sports coupe with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that, the automaker reports, pumps out in excess of 400 horsepower.
In conjunction with the concept reveal, Buick produced a list of “10 That Mattered: Milestone vehicles that established and advanced the brand’s performance heritage.”
“Performance has been part of Buick’s DNA since its earliest days, when stripped-down chassis and powerful Buick engines pushed the pioneers of motorsports to victory,” the company said in its news release. “Racing success helped forge the brand’s reputation for durability.
“Now, more than a century later, that legacy of performance complements the refinement for which Buick has always been known.”
We’re so happy to see a Detroit automaker celebrating its history that we’re sharing the entire list (and photos) below in this gallery of “Buick’s Performance Legacy:”