Just finished a world tour in which I learned all about the new 2011 Buick Regal. The trip took us to the Beijing Auto Show in China, then to Germany, specifically to the General Motors headquarters in Russelsheim. Culminating our travels was a drive of the new Regal on the Nordschleife circuit. That's right, you read it correctly—we drove the new 2011 Buick Regal on the Green Hell and lived to tell about it.
The Regal was balanced, confidence-inspiring and fun to drive. And this was in a car with standard brakes and all-season tires, no special tweaks. Who would have ever thought that I'd be driving a —my father has owned a few of these floaty appliances—on the very track that has tamed more than a few high-performance cars? (Read More)