2000 Buick Blackhawk

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General Motors meant for the 2000 Buick Blackhawk Concept car to be the ultimate expression of Buick. It had classic styling with a distinctive design and lots of power. It was designed to appeal to the very people who come out to car shows and want to experience the emotional effect of witnessing how cars could be made in the future.

The Blackhawk, with its 463 horsepower engine could project the car from 0-60 mph in under five seconds. The project was led by Steven D. Pasteiner who submitted his concept to Buick in competition with other designers. "This is the ultimate Buick custom car," Pasteiner said. "We used the 1939 grille because it is one of the most significant in Buick history. Those vertical bars are hints of the grilles that became Buick icons in the ‘40s and early ‘50s. The grille sets the tone for the Blackhawk. But we also liked the ‘torpedo’ body from the top-of-the-line Buicks of the 1940s."

The final appearance of the Blackhawk, which featured black cherry paint, doors without handles and hidden headlamps, gave a streamlined yet retro head-turner that looks like it was created specifically for the popular Woodward Dream Cruise.

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