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Cars > Challenges > “Black Stallion II” Vs “Impala SS”

 

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LouieLouie

M–47
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
United States

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carnut3

M–34

 

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Comp-G

“Black Stallion II”

1996 Chevrolet Impala SS

“Impala SS”

 
Photo of: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
Photo of: 1996 Chevrolet Impala
 

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About “Black Stallion II”

Sometimes lightning strikes twice. Three years ago, I had what I considered to be the perfect family car, a 2004 Grand Prix GTP Comp-G sedan. It had plenty of room for myself, my wife, and my two teenagers, plus it had great performance and handling combined with an acceptable ride for the family. This all came to an end on the weekend after Halloween of 2008, when the driver of a tractor-trailer got distracted for a few seconds and plowed into a line of slow traffic on Interstate 95 in Philly. My Grand Prix was the third car from the back of the line when he piled into the line of roughly 25 mph traffic at about 65 mph. Three people were killed in the crash, four if you consider that one of the people was a pregnant woman. I was hospitalized for well over a month, and I'll always walk with a limp. Since my teens had just started college that fall, I didn't really need another big sedan (my wife likes her big old Chevy Tahoe, so when the kids come home, w werew covered), so I splurged some of the settlement money on my Porsche Boxster. Man, I love that car, but I still missed my Comp-G for days when I just felt like kicking back and enjoying a relaxsing drive that wasn't as involved as driving my Porsche. A friend knew I was looking for another car like the Comp-G, so when he saw this car come up on eBay recently, he told me about it. The car is a virtual clone to my original car, with the exception of the stock wheels, un-tinted windows, and lack of a sunroof. I can live without the sunroof, but the windows and rims might be subject to change!

About “Impala SS”

I was in high school when these big ol' hot rods came out. The other guys wanted Ricers, but THIS is what I wanted! It's big, it's bold, it makes a statement.

 

Specs for “Black Stallion II”

260 Horsepower

280 lb/ft Torque

0-60 - 6.3 Seconds

1/4 mile - 15.5 Seconds

Top Speed - ??? (I only had the first one up to 120 or so - ONCE!)

Fuel Economy - I averaged about 25 mpg with the original

Specs for “Impala SS”

5.7 liter LT-1 V-8
260 h.p.
330 lb.ft. torque
4-speed automatic transmission

Wheelbase - 115.9 in (2,944 mm)
Length - 214.1 in (5,438 mm)
Width - 77 in (1,956 mm)
Height - 54.7 in (1,389 mm)
Curb weight - 4,221 lb (1,915 kg)

 

Factory Options for “Black Stallion II”

Grand Prix Competition Group (Comp-G) included:

Supercharged 3800 V-6

TAPshift 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission

StabiliTrak stability and yaw control

MagnaSteer II Variable Ratio Power Steering

4-Wheel Antilock Disc Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor

Driving Lights

Air Conditioning

Power Windows, Door Locks, and Seats

Also:

AM/FM/XM Satellite/CD Stereo

Heated Front Seats

Factory Options for “Impala SS”

Maroon paint, gray leather upholstery

 

Mods for “Black Stallion II”

The original owner didn't tell me about any, and I haven't discovered any myself.

Mods for “Impala SS”

K&N Drop-in Low-Restriction Air Filter.
(Well, there IS a pinstripe on it!)

 

Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of Black Stallion II album
Black Stallion II
Photos: 8
 

Previous Photo Albums Next Photo Albums

Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of Impala SS album
Impala SS
Photos: 9
 

Previous Photo Albums Next Photo Albums

 

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Points for Black Stallion II Total Votes Points for Impala SS
12 9 33

 

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