Quiz: Old school factory turbocharged American cars

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Introduced in 1962, this Oldsmobile was nearly the first factory American turbo car. Which model is it?

  • Jetfire
  • Starfire
  • Rocket 88

Buick introduced its turbo 3.8 litre V6 in 1978 in two of its models. Which one is shown here?

  • LeSabre
  • Regal
  • Riviera

1979 saw the first Mustang with a turbo engine, a 2.3 litre 4 cylinder. How powerful was it?

  • 135 hp
  • 150 hp
  • 195 hp

Pontiac got in on the action with the turbo Trans Am for this year:

  • 1978
  • 1980
  • 1982

In 1984 Dodge turbocharged their venerable 2.2 4 cylinder (producing 146hp) and dropped it into this model:

  • Daytona Turbo Z
  • Shelby Charger
  • Turismo 2.2

By 1987, Ford's 2.3 turbo four produced 200 hp in the Mustang SVO and 190 in this car:

  • Thunderbird
  • Taurus
  • Crown Victoria coupe

In 1986, Shelby added an intercooler to the turbo 2.2 (175 hp&tq) in the final 500 copies of the former Omni, renamed:

  • Shelby GLHS
  • Shelby Charger
  • Shelby 600 Turbo

For its final year in 1987, Buick created the Grand National GNX. This most powerful Turbo Regal produced these figures:

  • 276 hp & 360 tq
  • 245 hp & 335 tq
  • 250 hp & 350 tq

All was not lost with the end of the GNX as its engine found its way into the 20th Anniversary Pontiac Trans Am in:

  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 1990

This unassuming Dodge had a screamer of an engine with the 224hp & 218 tq Turbo III 2.2 litre. Which model is it?

  • Spirit R/T
  • Shelby Lancer
  • Shadow ES

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