The 1967 Chevrolet Impala is a classic four-door hardtop muscle car featured in the Asphalt series.
The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size car built by Chevrolet for model years 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996, and 2000 to present. Deriving its name from the African antelope of the same name, Chevrolet's most expensive passenger model through 1965 had become the best-selling automobile in the United States. Engine choices included the inline six-cylinder as well as the small-block and big-block V8s. A new three-range Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was optional for 396 cu in (6.5 L) V8. Two-speed Powerglide, as well as 3- and 4-speed manual transmissions were available. As with previous years, Impalas featured more chrome trim inside and out, with pleated tufted upholstery and door panels. The Impala would be the #2-selling convertible in the U.S. in 1966, with 38,000 sold; it was beaten by the Mustang by almost 2:1. 1966 saw a pair of enlarged big-block V8s measuring a massive 427 cubic inches. RPO L36 was rated at 385 horsepower, the L72 at 425. The L72 was only available with a manual transmission.
The 1967 Chevrolet Impala was added in the Championship Update originally as an Enduro Double Down-unlockable car. However, it was never released during the Championship Update. Instead, the debut was postponed, and the car's performance stats were completely revamped. The "new" 1967 Chevrolet Impala was officially released in the Lunar New Year 2017 Update, and instead as a Multiplayer League reward. With its debut update, the 1967 Chevrolet Impala's top speed had been significantly nerfed, but its acceleration, handling, and nitro stats remained nearly the same as the original 1967 Chevrolet Impala.
The current 1967 Chevrolet Impala qualifies as a mid-end Class D car, instead of the original high-end Class A car qualification. It has the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 784 (originally 775)
- This is identical to that of the Datsun 280Z from Class C.
- MAX rank: 1120 (originally 1482)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1312 (originally 1775)
- 0808 Elite Tuning rank: 1342 (originally 1833)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +69 (originally +85)
- Upgrade rank percentages: 10/40/10/40
- Nitro Efficiency: 9/14/19 (originally 8/13/18)
Previously, the 1967 Chevrolet Impala was supposed to perform similarly to the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition, which is currently the fastest car in the game from ranks 1000-1700/1800.
Now, the 1967 Chevrolet Impala performs similarly to the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. It features the same nitro, with a poor efficiency of 9/14/19 and decent nitro speed. The 1967 Chevrolet Impala's raw top speed, however, is low, making it not very competitive if Multiplayer tuned.
With a peak total speed of 229.8 mph/370.1 km/h, the 1967 Chevrolet Impala technically qualifies as the sixth fastest car in Class D, behind the SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI, Buick Avista Concept, nanoFlowcell QUANTINO, Mazda RX-8, and Hyundai i30 N, and ahead of the Ariel Atom V8. However, it is unable to compete properly with these cars, and also the Donkervoort D8 GTO and Porsche 959, due to its overall poor performance apart from total top speed.
The 1967 Chevrolet Impala has a poor rate of acceleration, especially with no acceleration upgrades applied, which would be the case if the car was Multiplayer tuned. The 1967 Chevrolet Impala has an average drifting radius and poor handling.
The 1967 Chevrolet Impala is one of the more useless Class D cars in the game. Its Elite-Status hinders usage in many fields, for example, as a Career Mode starter's car or as a farming car. Also, the 1967 Chevrolet Impala is quite difficult to obtain in the first place, making it more useless as a starter's car.
The 1967 Chevrolet Impala can be used for TLEs, though it is far from the best Class D TLE car. In Multiplayer, the 1967 Chevrolet Impala is above average in terms of speed, but nowhere near the "kings".
For example, a tune of 0504 4050 ET4811, @1099, results in a speed of 212.7 mph (342.3 km/h) with a Tuning Kit. Of course, the tune isn't perfect. However, it gives a rough outline of how well the 1967 Chevrolet Impala can perform in Multiplayer. At the same rank, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic travel at 220.6-221.2 mph (355-356 km/h), while the Porsche 959 travels at over 221.8 mph (357 km/h). With its overall poor performance and inferior total top speed to these cars, the 1967 Chevrolet Impala is not recommended for use in Multiplayer, despite its "above-average" speed.
The 1967 Chevrolet Impala doesn't belong to any collections and isn't featured more than once in Career Mode, where it can be used in Chevrolet-only events.
As of the Car Blueprints Update, the Impala now requires 14 Common-rarity Blueprints to be built and requires four V8 Engine cards for its Pro Kits. It is the fifth car to be released as a Multiplayer League reward and was part of the fifth Multiplayer Season (Coldsnap Season, started on the 3rd of February 2017). The car was not officially available in the garage until the release of the aforementioned update, with its original price being changed from 1,000 to 14 Blueprints. Assembling the Impala takes 2 hours to complete, but can be skipped for 195. Its BPs were a possible reward in the Free Rewards videos from the Car Blueprints Update to the Hot Wheels Update, where the Lamborghini Egoista's BPs are now awarded.
Originally, during the Lunar New Year 2017 Update, tune-ups cost 3,000 and take 2 hours 30 minutes to finish, which is odd, as the Impala was formerly a Class A car. As of the Car Blueprints Update, tune-ups then cost 1,750 and takes 2 hours to finish, which is still odd. As of a hotfix during the Motorcycles Update, tune-ups now cost 800 and take 40 minutes to finish.