Buick first used the Riviera name in 1949 and has largely been linked to Buicks personal luxury car. In 1995, the Buick Riviera was completely redesigned to reflect a bold, new direction for the premium vehicle divisions styling. Featuring a highly rounded exterior, this eighth-generation Riviera also employed new standard technologies such as dual airbags and anti-lock braking. In 1998, the Riviera dropped the naturally aspirated 3.8-liter V-6 engine making a supercharged powerplant standard. The 240-horsepower engine propelled the American-made luxury coupe to 0 to 60 mile per hour acceleration times under seven seconds. The powerplant was paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Standard features on the 1998 Riviera included leather seating, dual-zone automatic climate control and 16-inch aluminum wheels. OnStar and traction control were available as an option on the 1998 Buick Riviera. In 1999, less than 2,000 examples of the Buick two-door luxury coupe were produced. With sales declining for two-door coupes in North America, the Buick Rivieras production ended in 1999 with a short run of special edition models. Called a Silver Arrow, the last 200 Riviera coupes paid respect to the past painted in special silver. As of 2014, the Riviera has been the final two-door coupe produced by Buick.