: 2004 impala ss



BUILDINGCTSAMG
06-08-03, 12:17 PM
SO i saw a commercial for a 2004 imapala SS and they were harping about how its it so fast because it has a supercharged engine. I wanted to know exactly how fast and the web says 240 hp for a supercharged v6 with dual exhaust etc. If my cts pulls 220 with no supercharger then what exactly is going on with the impalas? I thought the cars were pretty fast to begin with!

03EscaladeAWD
06-08-03, 12:42 PM
That wimpala isn't faster than the supercharged pontiacs, plus its FWD (no more RWD vs FWD discussions!!!) so I think around 7 seconds to 60 since it weighs more too. I'll look it up. No matter how fast, it shouldnt be called the SS. SS cars aren't about speed or even performance, they're about big hearty 350+ V8 engines and tire smokin RWD, even if it means getting to 60 in 10 seconds.

elwesso
06-08-03, 02:00 PM
The new SS i think uses the 3800 series supercharged engines, used in the GTPs and other vehicles.....

kcnewell
06-08-03, 06:39 PM
V-8 or it ain't an "SS" I.M.H.O.

03EscaladeAWD
06-08-03, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by kcnewell
V-8 or it ain't an "SS" I.M.H.O. Yep. :thumbsup:

Andrew60SP
06-09-03, 12:47 AM
I think GM considered it....
http://www.gmhightechperformance.com/features/0303GMH_homerun/

elwesso
06-09-03, 12:54 AM
I agree...... IMO V8 or bust!!!!!!!

Katshot
06-09-03, 09:34 AM
V8 & RWD or bust!!!

03EscaladeAWD
06-09-03, 12:19 PM
Still no RWD!!!

elwesso
06-09-03, 01:47 PM
IMO, V8 and FWD dont go together, so RWD is the only option....... FWD is for 4 bangers!!!!

03EscaladeAWD
06-09-03, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by elwesso
IMO, V8 and FWD dont go together, so RWD is the only option....... FWD is for 4 bangers!!!! Exactly. Come one GM, you're better than that.

tstclr
06-11-03, 07:34 AM
Dont doubt those SC 3800's. I have a Regal GS and run 14.6 in the 1/4. I know guys running 13's with these cars (and some are in the 12's!!)

Todd

Katshot
06-11-03, 08:21 AM
Originally posted by tstclr
Dont doubt those SC 3800's. I have a Regal GS and run 14.6 in the 1/4. I know guys running 13's with these cars (and some are in the 12's!!)

Todd

Nobody said they can't be fast. Only a fool would even hint at that. The point is that the "SS" emblem used to mean something. It commanded respect. It meant RWD V8 power, and LOTS of it too. Unfortunately, GM decided to start splashing the logo on entirely TOO MANY vehicles that didn't deserve it in hopes of generating sales, and it seriously diluted what the "SS" stood for. Old-timers still remember what the "SS" meant and get pissed-off when GM seems to forget.

03EscaladeAWD
06-11-03, 02:12 PM
SS means raw rear wheel burning high torque, displacement north of 350 ci V8 power. Actual performance is second. I'd rather they made an 8 second to 60 500 c.i. RWD Chevy Impala instead of a 4 second to sixty 200 c.i. supercharged turbocharged Nitrous eating monster Front Driver. :D

03EscaladeAWD
06-11-03, 02:20 PM
I'd buy the new Marauder or Thunderbird before I buy any of these new Chevy "SS" vehicles. Soon every Chevy will have an SS option, even the Minivan. It will be a 2005 Chevy Venture SS featuring a new Hybrid engine making this big boy a ULEV at 50 city 60 highway, :rolleyes: DVD entertainment, special SS badging, an optional engine that runs on natural gas, and soon to come a fuel cell engine in this SS!