While we're not ready to label this the return of the Pontiac G8, count us eager to get behind the wheel of whatever a "2014 Chevrolet SS Performance" turns out to be. Hopefully the appearance of this reference on the OnStar website is more than just a digital placeholder.
The 1961 Impala SS inaugurated the SS trim line to the brand, and its SS cars have found more than a million homes since – examples like this 1966 model helping the way. Turns out, though, that General Motors just got around to patenting the designator SS on April 13, 2012. Since the SS descriptor has historically indicated a model variant or trim level, distinctions that apparently don't normally warrant trademark protection, the questions are why now and what for?
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 to
Chevrolet has over a hundred years of heritage from which it can call upon when the right marketing angle presents itself. Like, for instance, when it launches a brand-new Impala for the 2014 model year, as it has just done at the 2012 New York Auto Show. As such, the automaker has brought a mint 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 Convertible to display alongside its new family sedan.
Moments of brilliance can lurk in the most unexpected places. The character Red from "That '70s Show" once pontificated, "Being a man is all about doing things you don't want to do." Herb Younger knows that better than most. The guy bought a 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS with a 396 brand new, spending nearly every dime he had at the time. He cherished the car for over 15 years before being forced to sell the SS to help pay for his sons' educations. Over 20 years later, Jared and Derek began a quest t
Autoblog Flickr Pool member BLKWIDO1 submitted his father's 1967 Chevy Impala SS 396 to be featured as a RR of the Day on account of the excellent job his pops has done restoring the car almost entirely by himself over the past seven years since it was purchased, and also likely because the Greatest Generation thinks Flickr is a new type of remote for the T.V. We don't actually know how old his dad is, but we know he's old enough to appreciate a classic cruiser when he sees one. The only modific
The 2008 Buick LaCrosse Super pictured here is a no-brainer for General Motors. Being based on the same platform as the Chevy Impala SS, it doesn't take much to produce a version for Buick that features the same 303-hp V8. The photo shows a mild mannered LaCrosse wearing the same wheels as the Impala SS and portholes on the front fender covered up by tape. The production version will likely have additional trim on the exterior and interior to differentiate it from other LaCrosse models. While it