CC Outtake: Black As Night, Bright As Day

buick grand national (2)

Even on a bright, sunny day in Brooklyn, this Grand National looks decidedly menacing. Stripping a car of chrome and painting it black will have that effect, and fortunately these cars had the performance to cash the check the styling was writing: by 1987 they had 245 hp and 355 ft-lbs from a turbocharged 3.8 V6, with a 0-60 of around 6 seconds. It does make me wonder, though: are there any cars this size that wouldn’t look menacing with the blackout treatment and nice wheels?