• Jan 4, 2011
Spied: 2012 Buick LaCrosse GS – Click above for high-res image gallery

Wherever cars are produced or tested, there will be spy photographers waiting to snap photos. Michigan is a hotbed of such activity, and one shooter's lens has just caught a white Buick LaCrosse being driven to a local fast food joint for lunch. Spying a LaCrosse wearing Michigan manufacturer plates is nothing special, but a quick glance of the wheels and brakes reveal this to be one special sled. You're looking at what we're hoping is a 2012 Buick LaCrosse GS.

While we don't know what's under the hood, we can clearly see this Buick is wearing the 20-inch rollers pulled from an Opel Insignia OPC. According to the photographer, the wheels are wrapped with Bridgestone Potenza summer tires size 245/40R20. Behind the wheels sit larger front rotors and calipers. We can only hope that an equally exciting engine is nestled within this LaCrosse's flanks.



[Images: Chris Doane/Brenda Priddy & Company]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 43 Comments
      • 4 Years Ago
      You'd use a credit card to buy a car? Seriously?
        • 4 Years Ago
        accidental double-post. please delete and purge.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To me it looks like someone took a Lexus GS, fed it a steady diet of funnel cake, and gave it the roofline of a civic. Definitely more "modern" than the old bodystyle, but I'm not quite sure if I think it's better (those wheels definitely aren't helping).
        • 4 Years Ago
        If you can find a dealer that accepts CC's to buy a car, you are probably getting ripped off on the price. They aren't going to swallow the 2%-5% merchant fee out of good will. Though it would be cool if they did accept credit cards,I would love to earn frequent flyer miles on my car purchase.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that the one that's supposed to have the 6-speed manual? While I'm not too keen on getting another turbo car, my next purchase needs to be a decent sized sedan (family-oriented), and has to be a manual.

      If I'm out of options, I'll just hunt down a low-mileage TL Type-S
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOWER to the ground please.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the LaCrosse is a great looking contemporary car. The GS mods only help the car's looks. It would be great if it had more street cred via a more powerful drivetrain.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If it's the GS... they need to fix the wheel gap and try a little harder not to rub the front bumper on the curb!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I saw a vehicle that looked like this at a gas station near Milford - the little badge below "LaCrosse" said T-Type. I am not fibbing - that would be wild, eh?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is kind of like combining butter and honey. Only good things can happen.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Like heart disease and obesity? Sounds about right Buick.
        • 4 Years Ago
        man you guys cant laugh worth crap!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Heart disease just adds to the mystique. ^_^
      • 4 Years Ago
      those are some pretty aggressive wheels for a Buick
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, for certain, the Buick Lacrosse GS won't have the 2.8L V6 turbo that just got canceled in the Cadillac SRX. Not enough go-go-juice.

      More than likely it will have the new 3.6L SIDI V6 with about 325 hp and able to run on E85.

      Is grandpa ready to take on all the gearheads with this new offering? I rather doubt it. And I doubt that many gearheads would be interested either. Buick is the wrong brand for them. Chevy? Maybe. Pontiac?? Oh yeah (not going to happen though).

      One thing I really detest about the Lacrosse is the long overhang over the front wheels. It just looks so unbalanced.
        • 4 Years Ago
        There's a large community of Buick performance enthusiasts, based largely around the supercharged 3.8 cars of the late 90's/early 2000's. Thanks to the domestic haters, these well-built, reliable, powerful cars became affordable pretty quick and knowledgeable gearheads didn't hesitate to snap them up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      2011 Hyundai Equus meets the 2011 Volvo S60, it's already a lame, poorly proportioned, dated design typical of what GM is doing at present. Hyundai chasing Buick, Buick chasing Volvo, anything to get ahead in China. Really, it's time for something fresh and new -Ed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the LaCrosse is a very nice looking car, and those rims are quite sweet... definitely give the car a more modern, youthful look. I like it.
    • Load More Comments