It all seemed like a boring Monday for General Motors news. When suddenly, a wild camouflaged Chevy Impala appeared! Now, depending on who you listen to, this could mean that engineers are hard at work on a range-topping high-performance model, one that could perhaps carry the SS and could rival the Ford Taurus SHO and couldgoveryveryfastandwillhaveallwheeldriveandbeverybigand ahhhh!!!
Let’s pump the brakes.
Actually, if you visit the gallery of spy photos on Autoblog and even look at the brakes, they don’t seem to be any bigger or more capable than the Impala that was unveiled in New York. And that front fascia, the grille is more restricted than before, and there’s nothing to suggest that there’s something more aggressive on the way. The LED daylamps are even missing. Moreover, GM execs have insisted that all-wheel-drive is currently not in the plans for the Gen-X Impala – – a necessary feature that the new Chevy big body would need to thwart the Ford Taurus SHO, among other things.
So, Chevy Impala SS? A better guess would be an Impala hybrid. Or, it’s simply nothing more than a pre-production Impala continuing its testing rounds. It’s not like development stops after the official reveal, after all.