Is Chevrolet testing an Impala SS?

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    Is Chevrolet testing an Impala SS?

    Is Chevrolet testing an Impala SS?
    Autoblog
    April 16, 2012
    by Zach Bowman

    Well... look who lives! Our spy photographers have managed to snag a few photos of what may very well be the next interpretation of the Chevrolet Impala SS. Long thought to be a casualty of the General Motors bailout, the biggest member Club SS was reportedly shelved a few years back. The Impala line hasn't offered an SS performance variant since 2009, and the more aggressive grille, front fascia and tweaked head- and taillight arrays on this prototype hint at something more sinister than any topped-out LTZ model could offer. Our spy shooter's supplier sources indicate GM is, in fact, still working on an Impala SS, and they suggest the sedan may bow with a new LF3 twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 under the hood.

    If true, that means the brawny Impala could scoot down the road with a heady 380 horsepower.

    Images available at link.
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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    That thing is massive. Its going to be like a tank rolling around

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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dslay04 View Post
    That thing is massive. Its going to be like a tank rolling around
    why would it be a tank ?? Does not the ford taurus haul ass in SHO mode?

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    The front looks a lot like the camo'd VF that joeT posted yesterday


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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    Interesting, but whats with the big grille insert with the bow tie in it? I would think the sportier version would have the less obstructed larger grill this one seems to be the opposite.

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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaCristiano View Post
    why would it be a tank ?? Does not the ford taurus haul ass in SHO mode?
    Tank because of the intimidating looks. Much more than the Charger

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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    No V8 and only 380HP? WTF! Not enough power and not RWD! I would never buy a non RWD vehicle and especially not without a V8. Nice Try GM. They should have called the current Impala, the Lumina and brought out a nice RWD sedan worthy of the Impala nameplate.
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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CTS-V-TWIN View Post
    No V8 and only 380HP? WTF! Not enough power and not RWD! I would never buy a non RWD vehicle and especially not without a V8. Nice Try GM. They should have called the current Impala, the Lumina and brought out a nice RWD sedan worthy of the Impala nameplate.
    There may be a RWD car in the works. 380HP is more than enough. Its only down 40hp to an Audi S6

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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    Where is the reasoning that this is an SS in the pictures? Looks like a plain Impala to me.

    The Z2SC is coming, so I don't see the big deal, or the need for an SS Impala...leave the horsepower for Cadillac.

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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    its not coming, I really don't believe this to be true, first off its auto blog, and 2nd gm has already said there will be no ss, nor AWD, the only SS coming is the VF..
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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    Could the closed up grille and different fascia be for some sort of Impala Eco with E-assist then?

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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaCristiano View Post
    http://www.autoblog.com/2012/04/16/i...-an-impala-ss/

    Here ya go kids!!! Impala SS with 380HPand possible AWD



    Your headline and post is somewhat misleading. The link is for a very speculative article.

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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    Sharing the underpinnings with the LaCrosse and XTS, gives the car a little more interior room.
    Releasing the Impala so soon as an SS means they're serious about this.
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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    I do believe this is the 2.4L eAssist model doing some testing. It sure does look good on the open road though!
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    Re: Impala SS is coming!!!

    So XTS remains saddled with the inferior engine.
    Only at GM does this bass ackward idea ever fly.

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