The Sceptre represented a global expression of Buick’s premium American automobile characteristics. The rear-wheel-drive five-passenger sedan is powered by an advanced 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine. “It is a concept car that is dramatic in appearance yet realistic in its design and execution” says Buick’s general manager, Edward Mertz. The Sceptre’s expressive grille is arguably the single most compelling exterior design element. Buick’s trademarks were vertical bar grilles and wrap-around taillights; both used on the Sceptre. The striking pearlscent white exterior is complemented with light beige accents. The headlights are high-intensity projection units, and, in addition, perimeter lights are high-intensity strobe / hazard lights. An advanced electronic five-speed automatic transmission with automatic traction control is mated to the supercharged engine. The Sceptre’s 246 ZR40 X 18 tires were designed by Buick and made by Michelin specially for the car. The spatial design of the seats provides a more comfortable fit for the shoulder belts. The sculptured leather interior accommodates five passengers. The interior color scheme is a family of warm earth tones with rich gray and brown accents. The instrument panel and center console controls feature jewel-like graphics which are crisp and clear through the use of cool-to-the-touch ?ber optic illumination. Interior features include a hands-free cellular telephone with a key pad mounted on the center console, a Concert Sound IV entertainment system with cassette and compact disc player, and four-tone ComforTemp climate controls allowing each of the passengers to control the temperature from individual door-mounted outlets.
Source: Concept Car Central