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I'm figuring out this whole VVT and I'm liking it. I ended up getting in a scuffle with 2012 Sonata turbo and kia optima turbo. We took off from a light and I pulled about a car length from the get go and I figured they would catch and pass me when the turbos spooled. Well that didn't happen right when they started to catch up a little bit the VVT kicked in and I put another car length on them. We all stopped and talked to eachother after that and they were surprised at the LTZ. One thing we did figure out is both of the other cars are not that light either they weigh around 3,600 lbs depending on options with less hp and torque. It was fun and all done on some backroads in Mexico lol.. I really need a tune to get rid of at least some of that torque management
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I honestly continue to be amazed at the VVT 3.6 and 6 speed. We took my son and four of his friends out for ice cream late last night so there were total of 7 of us in the vehicle ( obviously the Buick) The 3.6 obviously was not quick but it also did not feel underpowered or struggling even with all of that mass. I have gained an incredible amount of respect for that engine and think that anybody looking at an Impala should do whatever they can to get into a 2012 or later.

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The 3.6 is very gutsy when you mash the pedal. Had a couple of Roadmasters with the LT1 engine. I lose nothing in this car to them.
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im pretty sure the factory turbo on them are pretty small. any idea what amount of boost?

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