In addition to displaying SEMA-ized versions of its pint-sized Spark minicar, Chevrolet will take to the stage next week in Las Vegas with modified versions of its two largest consumer sedans, the Chevrolet Malibu and the Chevrolet Impala.
Unlike the mostly cosmetic changes added to the Sparks, the Malibu Turbo features an extra kick under its hood. Now boasting 20 lbs. of boost, the Malibu Turbo Performance Concept cranks out 259 horsepower, enough to propel it to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds before topping out at 155 mph. Despite sending its power to the front wheels through a four-cylinder engine, it's actually faster than any factory-built Malibu ever made.
To put the power to the ground, the Malibu Turbo Performance Concept features a HiPer Strut front suspension gleaned from the Buick LaCrosse designed to quell torque steer plus uprated six-piston front brake calipers and a cold air intake system.
Finishing the Malibu Turbo's look is a special Berlin Blue paint and a two-tone black and blue interior. Outside, a unique grand effects packaging works with black "ice-tinted" chrome accents and 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires. Inside, the two-tone interior consists of Recaro seats with red accent stitching, a flat-bottom steering wheel and hints of suede throughout.
Chevrolet released a pair of sketches of the Malibu Turbo, but it hasn't seen fit to show off a lightly modified Impala also set to reach the stage in Las Vegas.
Though the SEMA concept Impala doesn't follow the performance path of its smaller Malibu sibling, it does boast a special red painted exterior with black "ice-tinted" chrome and unique 20-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the Impala features black leather, but Chevrolet hasn't detailed any other changes for the aftermarket equipment show.