1988 Buick Lucerne

Buick Lucerne, 1988
Buick Lucerne, 1988
Buick Lucerne, 1988
Buick Lucerne, 1988
Buick Lucerne, 1988
Buick Lucerne, 1988
Buick Lucerne, 1988
Buick Lucerne, 1988
Buick Lucerne, 1988
Buick Lucerne, 1988
Buick Lucerne, 1988
Buick Lucerne, 1988
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Interior
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Interior
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Interior
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Interior
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Interior
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Interior
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Interior
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Interior
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Interior
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Interior
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Sketch by Ted Polak. Automotive News, January 1988.
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Sketch by Ted Polak. Automotive News, January 1988.
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Design Process
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Design Process
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Design Process
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Design Process
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Design Process
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Design Process
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Design Process
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Design Process
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Design Process
Buick Lucerne, 1988 - Design Process
Buick Lucerne Convertible, 1991
Buick Lucerne Convertible, 1991
Buick Lucerne Convertible, 1991
Buick Lucerne Convertible, 1991
Buick Lucerne Convertible, 1991
Buick Lucerne Convertible, 1991
Иллюстрации: GM; Concept Car Central; JOHN LLOYD Collection; deansgarage.com
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First called Riviera, the Lucerne was an attempt to capture the essence of Buick.
This silver-blue concept car was introduced at GM’s "Teamwork and Technology" exhibition in New York in January of 1988. It was described as a prestige/luxury front-drive coupe with exceptional comfort for four adults in stylish environment. It features a Navicar computer navigation system, developed by GM’s Delco Electronics Division. Navicar used advanced "dead reckoning" - through sensors on the wheels and steering - to track the car’s location continually from a starting point entered by the driver. The engine is a 165-hp V-6. Two years after its debut, Lucerne was transformed into a convertible.

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The Lucerne was conceived in 1996 as a vehicle to better focus Buick's image. Following a series of concept sketches, the Lucerne was designed as a car that is purely Buick, and should not be mistaken for another car. A striking model by Senior Designer Ted Polak was translated to life-size clay using GM's "Studio of the Future" techniques, featuring a computer-controlled mill. In the autumn of 1997, Buick decided to transform the finished clay model into a driveable concept for GM's Teamwork and Technology exhibit in New York City in January of 1999. Based on a stripped 1999 Buick Riviera provided by Charles Jordan, the Lucerne offered comfortable four-passenger seating with power-adjustable leather bucket seats front and rear. Advanced conveniences included a Navicar computer navigation system with color CRT display, zone-diffused air conditioning with individual controls for each seat, an advanced entertainment system with three separate passenger headphone jacks, and provision for an optional mobile computer terminal. The Navicar navigational system, developed by Delco Electronics, uses advanced "dead reckoning" rather than satellites or radar to determine the car's location. Also provided are a hands-free cellular telephone and a unified memory system to hold seat, mirror, and power-tilt steering column settings for up to three different drivers. The Lucerne is powered by Buick's transverse-mounted 3,800 V6 engine with sequential port fuel injection and a vibration-absorbing balance shaft, driving through an electronically-controlled four-speed automatic transmission. The suspension is fully independent, and the four-wheel disc brakes were equipped with electronic ABS systems. It was transformed into a convertible in 1991, and painted silver.

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Появление этого автомобиля Buick Lucerne в экспозиции "Teamwork and Technology" (Нью-Йорк, январь 1988) вызвало целую волну пересудов. Согласно единодушному мнению прессы, он представлял собою не что иное, как перспективный образец модели Buick Riviera середины девяностых. (Теперь-то мы знаем, что это совсем не так, но тогда его воспринимали именно в таком качестве.) Закрытое, серебристо-голубое, комфортабельное и престижное купе на четыре персоны с передним приводом: типаж полностью совпадал с тем местом на рынке, которое занимала Buick Riviera. В кабриолет его переделали только через пару лет для какой-то другой выставки.

На машине стояла усовершенствованная и уже вполне работоспособная навигационная система Delco Navicar, действовавшая по "принципу курвиметра": водитель задавал точку отправления, а маршрутный компьютер, считая каждый оборот колес, вычислял пройденное от нее расстояние и в то же самое время учитывал все повороты по информации от датчиков в рулевом механизме. Эго был вариант того же "курсографа", который был впервые продемонстрирован пятью годами ранее на несамоходном прототипе Buick Questor, только теперь он был показан в приложении не к макету, а к "живому" автомобилю. Под капотом Buick Lucerne имел 165-сильный V-6 и неплохо ездил.

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riley
7 июня 2013 г.
I'm never ever driving that piece of shit
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