The Seventh Generation Chevy Impala SS Is Staring in GTA Online's Latest Update

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As usual, Rockstar Games brings some delightful in-game treats to Grand Theft Auto Online to hold us over until GTA VI finally arrives sometime in 2025, most likely during the fall holiday season. But that's neither here nor there, so let's get on with the present and see what awaits us this week in the ever-expanding, neverending GTA Online saga.
Last week, the devs saw fit to grace us with some Range Rovers. Well, the fifth-gen Range Rover-inspired Gallivanter Baller ST-D, to be more precise. They cost $1,715,000, available on the Legendary Motorsport website.

This week, however, we're getting something utterly different, in every way imaginable: the Declasse Impaler SZ Sedan. Oh, sorry, right! It's made after the seventh generation (1994-1996) Chevrolet Impala SS, a car that many claim should have never gone the way of the dodo bird.

The Impala SS was built on the GM's B-body platform as a high-performance version of the Caprice. It used the re-tuned 5.7-liter LT1 small-block V8 engine, not unlike the one from the C4 Corvette or Camaro.

The powerplant delivered 260 horsepower (264 ps) and 330 lb-ft (447 Nm) of torque, getting from 0 to 60 mph in 7.0 seconds. It wasn't too shabby in the top speed department either, maxing out at 142 mph or 228.5 kph. At least that's what ancient folklore says.

If you were to get the standard version back then, it came equipped with ports-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes, and a limited-slip differential. Well, if you were lucky enough to get your hands on one.

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During the first year, a parts shortage slowed production, making this generation sell only 42,000 units by '96. That marked the second time the Impala took a hiatus until 2000, when it rose like a Phoenix from the ashes of the B platform on the W platform (GMX210) from the mid-size Lumina. The rest is history, as they say.

The in-game counterpart of the 7th-gen Chevrolet Impala SS, the Declasse Impaler SZ Sedan, costs $1,280,000, and you can get it from the Southern San Andreas Super Autos. It's also on display at the Luxury Autos showroom.

Leaving the Impala SS aside for a second, I'd also check out the Salvage Yard Robbery targets. This week, you have to obtain the Bravado Buffalo EVX (Muscle), Declasse Mamba (Sports Classic), and Weeny Issi Rally (SUV).

The Buffalo EVX is based on the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT and costs $2,140,000 if you want to purchase it from the Legendary Motorsport website. Then, we have the Shelby Cobra-inspired Mamba, which is almost a million bucks. Finally, the Issi Rally from the Southern S.A. Super Autos costs $1,835,000, based on the Mini John Cooper Works WRC.

As always, your friend Simeon is waiting for you with a bunch of great rides at the Premium Deluxe Motorsport showroom. Some of them are even 30% off this week.
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About the author: Codrin Spiridon
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Codrin just loves American classics, from the 1940s and ‘50s, all the way to the muscle cars of the '60s and '70s. In his perfect world, we'll still see Hudsons and Road Runners roaming the streets for years to come (even in EV form, if that's what it takes to keep the aesthetic alive).
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