RIP sweet prince.
Cars such as the Chevy Camaro and Corvette have managed to retain their image throughout the years as American sports car classics, but others have not been so fortunate. Take the Chevrolet Impala for instance.
This car was a legend back in the 1960s and fully restored versions still sell for big money. But more recent generations have failed to impress the public at large; Impala production officially ended in 2020 with no successor planned. But what could've been? Rendering artist Rain Prisk recently answered that question when he published this design of the modern Impala in the form of a coupe. We must admit it looks seriously cool.
Prisk, who posted his redesign to Facebook, said that he drew some inspiration from Impalas of old for this latest project. "I was looking at some photos of American cars from 60s, and seeing the old 2 door Impala, I thought I'd try to redesign the 21 Impala to look a bit more like the successor to the older ones. Also got some inspiration from the Impala SS from the 90s."
The front-end of Prisk's design borrows heavily from the modern Camaro, while the side profile features clean-cut lines and a chrome strip that runs through the shoulder line until the rear fender.
The car rolls on a set of split-spoke wheels in a black finish, and the Impala name sits proudly on the lower front quarter. To make the design look even sleeker, there's no B-pillar, and the roofline has been lowered significantly.
Unfortunately, this is the only angle we get, but at least we get a little peek at the interior, which seems to feature brown leather upholstery with Chevy logos embossed on the front seat headrests. There's also no word on what lives under the hood of this dream machine, but we'd like to imagine the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 from the Camaro ZL1.