- Photo Credit: Abimelec Design

Hellnational: What happens when a Hellcat and a Buick fall in love

With their powers combined, a Hellcat and a Grand National have been combined to create a car that looks as menacing as it sounds.

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The Internet is filled with comments about how people should X engine in Y car, and every now and then, someone has the resources to bring these high-octane dreams into reality. Thus we arrive at the Hellnational, the devil child of a Hellcat and a Buick Grand National.

Photo Credit: Abimelec Design

Photo Credit: Abimelec Design

The Hellnational is the work of @project_hellnational on Instagram, which also has a Facebook page by the same name. Abimelec Design got to work on rendering what this big black beauty will look like once all the bolts are tightened and all of the zip-ties are snipped.

Photo Credit: Abimelec Design

Photo Credit: Abimelec Design

The Grand National is a beautiful piece of American history. It was a muscle car, a luxury car, and it came from Buick, who at the time, was selling LeSabre Broughams and Electra Park Avenues, and yet, alongside these slow, gargantuan family haulers, came one of the fastest cars of the late 1980s. Although numbers can't be found to confirm this, the Internet collectively remembers that the Grand National was blowing the doors off of the likes of the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lamborghini Countach. I'm sure this Hellnational will make modern supercharged run home to their mommies.

Photo Credit: Abimelec Design

Photo Credit: Abimelec Design

It should be said, I love anything Buick related, and this is the kind of ridiculous project that I would do if money was no object. I can't wait to see footage of this beast tearing up the track.

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Comments (22)

  • Nice looking swap. Chris Mun has a point about bastardization. A GM sources supercharged vette engine would have been more "correct". But I still like this. It trolls the people who can't stand bastard swaps. Personally I could care less. In something like this that had zero value why not go crazy? It's nobody else's project. Drop a BMW straight six in there for real gigs. Hell even a K20 swap would be really funny!

      1 month ago
    • I'll see your supercharged LS and raise you the LF4 from the ATS-V. Still a turbo, 6 cylinder engine from GM. I also don't care, this GN was rotting away, and I'd rather someone get it back on the road than let it die.

        27 days ago
  • This is a true American Hot Rod. A purist might disagree - but that's what the comment section is for.

      1 month ago
  • It is interesting build but I hate mixing shit. It’s Chrysler engine in GM car. It’s bastardized. Specially when original grand national are brining in big $ and GN engines can make plenty of power.

    2jz in Silvia is terrible too. Why can’t use skyline inline 6 in Nissan?

    Recently I saw cool hybrid build done right. It was ford barra engine in mustang.

      1 month ago
    • So for what its worth. I did a little research into the project, and the GN was rotting away in Pennsylvania, so it was worthless.

        1 month ago
    • It’s nothing really new, though. Even at the OEM level, manufacturers have dropped their erstwhile competitors’ engines into their own vehicles.

        1 month ago
  • That’s pretty awesome. But I think one of the turbo V6s from the ATS would have been a better engine, even if it’s not as fast, it would have been more correct.

      1 month ago
    • The LF4 from the ATS-V, or even the V6TT from the CT6 or XTS-V Sport would be plenty of power for a GNX. I like that idea.

        1 month ago
  • Dang😍

      1 month ago
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