While many Buick concept cars emphasized expressive styling, the Wildcat turned the spotlight on performance and Buick’s signature V-6 engine.
The Buick V-6 was the centerpiece of the division’s motorsports program in the ’80s and ’90s. The Wildcat took performance to the next level with four-wheel drive and a rear-mounted engine prepared by noted racing specialist McLaren Engines. Based on Buick’s 3.8-liter V-6 block, the experimental powerplant has 24 valves, dual overhead camshafts and programmable sequential-port fuel injection. The formidable V-6 is visible through an opening in the Wildcat’s rear deck.