1994 Chevrolet Impala SS
You might know the seventh-generation Impala as a taxi or police cruiser (Caprice). Or perhaps as just an ordinary family sedan standard in suburban America of the ’90s. But there was one version of this platform that threw away the boring image of an ordinary sedan for muscle car performance and felt – the Impala SS. Since the early ’90s marked the return to performance for most American manufacturers, Chevrolet installed the famous 5.7-liter LT1 V8 engine in the full-size rear-wheel drive sedan. Then they equipped it with heavy-duty suspension and components and created a modern-day muscle legend (via Car and Driver).
For two years, Chevrolet produced a solid number of Impala SS models in several colors, with dark purple being the most popular and sought-after. The engine delivered 260 HP and propelled the big sedan to 0 to 60 mph time of seven seconds. These are not exactly spectacular numbers, but for the mid-’90s, they were quite good results.