General Motors’ Best Cars of All Time: Part 2

Buick Regal 2019

General Motors is a manufacturer of a number of outstanding vehicles which left a mark in the history of the company. Let’s remember what they are – General Motors’ best cars of all time.

Lotus Carlton / Vauxhall Carlton / Lotus Omega

That was one of the world’s fastest cars in the early 1990s, and definitely the fastest sedan. Based on the Opel Omega A, the car was in production from 1990 to 1992. It gained a top speed of 177 mph thanks to a 3.6-liter 377-hp twin-turbo inline-six engine.

The model’s history began as a concept car jointly developed by General Motors and Lotus in the second half of the 1980s. The overall idea of the project was to create a vehicle with a supercar’s dynamics and a business sedan’s comfort and convenience.

Vauxhall Carlton
Lotus Carlton

Pontiac GTO Mk1

The Pontiac GTO Mk1 muscle car was built in 1964-1967. It had crazy old-school 6.4-liter and 6.6-liter V8s. Originally the model packed 325 horsepower, but by 1967 got a 6.6 liter 335-hp V8.

Today this car is popular amongst resto-modding enthusiasts and collectors.

1st-gen Pontiac GTO
Pontiac GTO Mk1

Cadillac CTS V

This is a sports car based on the Cadillac CTS. The carmaker has made the V series since 2004, already three generations are on the scene. The latest-gen CTS V was launched as a 2015 model.

This car is a competitor to the BMW M5, Mercedes E63 AMG or Audi S6, and RS6. In 2008, the Cadillac CTS V set a Nürburgring lap record of 7 minutes 59 seconds.

The current-generation CTS-V is equipped with a 6.2-liter 640-hp supercharged V8 engine borrowed from the Chevy Corvette C6 Z06. The car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph within 3.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 200 mph.

Cadillac CTS-V
Cadillac CTS-V

HSV Commodore GTS-R W1

This 2-ton Australian beast was built just in 300 examples by Holden Specialist Vehicles (performance vehicle division).

Under the hood, the road-legal race car had the Corvette ZR-1’s noisy supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 603 hp and 627 pound-feet that worked in pair with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Just look at the car to understand why we consider it outstanding.

HSV Commodore GTS-R W1 image
HSV Commodore GTS-R W1

When it comes to models GM made in the last decade, there are some we can safely nominate if not the best then noteworthy. Our list includes the GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Equinox, 2017 Buick Cascada, Cadillac XT5, and the 2019 Buick Regal (upper photo).

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Source: HotCars

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