Chevrolet announced its intention to launch a new race car for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, based on new nameplate to the brand’s lineup. This car will replace the current Impala SS, and will follow the new trend which says NASCAR race cars should look like the road-going models on which they are based. So Chevy is going to introduce a new produciton model with this.
The current Impala has been in duty since 2007, and it did a good job every time it set foot on the track, taking the checkered flag 79 times. Chevrolet drivers have also won five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Championships, and Jimmie Johnson (4) and Tony Stewart (1) have collected five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver’s championships in the Impala.
Chevrolet doesn’t reveal any more details on the new mysterious model, and only says both cars – the production model and its NASCAR version – will be unveiled in the coming year.
“We are keeping the wraps on the new car for now and will continue to prepare for next season by testing camouflaged vehicles,” said Jim Campbell, vice president, Chevrolet Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “We know that Chevrolet fans are eager to see the new racecar and we hope that the prospect of being able to own one just like it will make the wait a little more bearable.”