The most successful automobile companies know their customers and are trend-setters in the car industry. Since 1899, Buick has succeeded in both of these endeavors, compiling a rich history. It won the first race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Its superior engineering and design established the flat-twin engine with longitudinal torque and mid-engine placement for optimal performance as the industry standard. The 2011 Buick Lucerne continues in this great tradition, while adding a few modern amenities.