700 HP Is Enough for Grandpa’s 1996 Nitrous-Fed Chevrolet Impala SS

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If GM’s bailout were an ambulance arriving at the scene of a crash, the 1990s would be the mistake that led to the accident. Still, that dark decade did have its exceptions, one of which was the 1994-1996 Impala SS.
Despite its Corvette V8, though, the Impala always sent out the kind of vibe you get from a big, lazy dog. Until you dipped into the potential of its LT1 V8, that is. But what happens when somebody decides to double the output?

A 700 HP rebellion, that’s what happens! This is the perfect way to describe the 1996 Impala SS in the clip below. We are talking about a car that gives the middle finger to all the Impalas that follow it, the current one included.

This car used to belong to a police officer, but was acquired by its current owner soon after the original buyer got it. After quite some years, the LT1 was removed, making room for another Corvette engine, this time an LT4.

With the help of a hefty nitrous shot, the V8 delivers no less than 700 hp, helping the owner, Ron Miller, light up those rear tires. The footage below, which comes from Electric Federal, does give us a small taste of this.

Growing up with a stock car racing driver as a father, this guy learned what hooning means from an early age. And you can see by the way he talks that he appreciates custom projects more than anything else.

The best thing about this Impala SS has to be the appearance of the car, which has remained stock. Ron explains this has allowed him to surprise more than a few C7 Corvette guys at the drag strip.

We’re not sure about his life outside the car, but this guy would make one hell of a grandfather. And he could complete the school run in record time.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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