"How would you like to drive a 1988 M5 up Highway 1?" That wasn't a call I was expecting, but you can guess what my answer was.
The original Scarab was a race car built as a race machine for Lance Reventlow, a wealthy young playboy who was the only child to Barbara Hutton, the heiress to the Woolworth's fortune. Jay Leno samples a reproduction.
Looks like the 2012 Buick Regal GS boasts a set of heavily-bolstered Recaro seats and a six-speed manual transmission. Expect a more hardcore and snarlier character that should appeal to diehard enthusiasts.
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