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Old 06-12-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Camaro LFX vs 12-13 Impala LFX

I was suprised by the LFX and the 6spd trans they put in the Impala it seems like a great powertrain for this car.

I haven't been able to find any videos of the 12-13 LFX Impala actually in action. But by the seat of my pants the acceleration feels like it was right there w/ my out going 12 Mustang V6 (manual w/ 2.73's) which I'm happy with.

Impala is 3650lbs, so its about 100lbs lighter than the Camaro
Impala has 22hp less and 16lb/ft less tq.
also not too sure on the gearing of the Impala 6spd auto
AOL autos puts 12 Impala at a 6.3s 0-60 and the 12 Camaro at a 6.0s 0-60...
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:19 PM   #2
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I was suprised by the LFX and the 6spd trans they put in the Impala it seems like a great powertrain for this car.

I haven't been able to find any videos of the 12-13 LFX Impala actually in action. But by the seat of my pants the acceleration feels like it was right there w/ my out going 12 Mustang V6 (manual w/ 2.73's) which I'm happy with.

Impala is 3650lbs, so its about 100lbs lighter than the Camaro
Impala has 22hp less and 16lb/ft less tq.
also not too sure on the gearing of the Impala 6spd auto
AOL autos puts 12 Impala at a 6.3s 0-60 and the 12 Camaro at a 6.0s 0-60...
My mother owns a LFX Impala and while its a great car with a great engine there is no way it could compete with a LFX Camaro much less the 2011+ Mustang V6. From driving it I suspect the gearing, trans in general, torque management and general tune is holding it back. Like you said its lighter than a LFX Camaro and if it had a better trans and tune I bet it would be faster but sadly I think they put a trans and tuning with it that was designed for economy and comfort not performance.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:09 AM   #3
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yeah there is no doubt that it cant hang w/ the camaro or the mustang 6 bangers in the twisties...
Motor trend tested the new 2014 Impala w/ the same powertrain and got a 6s 0-60 and 14.8 1/4 mile out of it. it weighs in at 3823lbs about 300 more than the 12-13 model.
I'll have to run it at the track to see what this old man car can do.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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yeah there is no doubt that it cant hang w/ the camaro or the mustang 6 bangers in the twisties...
Motor trend tested the new 2014 Impala w/ the same powertrain and got a 6s 0-60 and 14.8 1/4 mile out of it. it weighs in at 3823lbs about 300 more than the 12-13 model.
I'll have to run it at the track to see what this old man car can do.
If you do, keep us updated!
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Is the LFX Impala faster than the LS4 Impala (5.3 V8)?
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