Buick reatta

MotorWeek | Retro Review: 1990 Buick Reatta Convertible

The Buick Reatta is a two-seater sports car in a 2-door coupe, first introduced by the American automobile company Buick (a subsidiary of General Motors) in January 1988. It is worth noting that this is the first two-seater coupe since the Buick 46 model was released in 1940. The Buick Reatta was a hand-built car, which the Lansing Craft Center in Lansing, Michigan, was working on. As well as the Cadillac Allante model, the Reatta model was built on the basis of a shortened version of the E platform from General Motors. The standard GM-E platform was used in models such as the Cadillac Eldorado, Oldsmobile Toronado and Buick Riviera. For Buick Reatta, its own unique style was developed, in which particular attention was paid to details and the quality of performance. Initially, the sports car was presented only in the coupe with a hardtop, but in 1990 there was a version in the body of the convertible. The wheelbase of the Buick Reatta is 2 502 mm, length - 4 920 mm, width - 1 854 mm, and height - 1 300 mm.

Under the hood of the Buick Reatta model was installed a Buick V6 engine with a volume of 3.8 liters, whose power was 170 hp and a maximum torque of 298 Nm. As for the transmission, there was used a 4-speed automatic transmission 4T60, and later its version with an electronic control system 4T60-E. The car had front-wheel drive, fully independent suspension, disc brakes on all wheels, anti-lock braking system (ABS). Inside, the center console housed a touch-screen computer called the Electronic Control Center (ECC), which was used to control the radio and climate control systems, as well as using it to gain access to the vehicle’s electronic systems and sensors. diagnostics.

In 1989, the Buick Reatta received new elements in the exterior design, and the manufacturer also offered the installation of a transparent sunroof as an option.

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In 1990, along with the appearance of a version in the back of a cabriolet, cars received a new dashboard, center console, and an airbag on the driver’s side.

In 1991, the Buick Reatta model was equipped with a new version of the 4T60-E transmission and anti-lock braking system (ABS). In the same year, the car's interior was redesigned, to the functionality of which were added built-in holders.

Production model Buick Reatta was completed in May 1991.

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