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Old 02-16-2013, 05:16 AM   #1
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Chevrolet SS Sedan Revealed With 415-HP



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Finally, the V8 powered sport-sedan from Chevrolet has been revealed, sporting both impressive performance credentials and luxury goods.

Standing alongside the new NASCAR Chevy SS, the road-going production version certainly looks brawny enough for the Chevy faithful, harking back to the Pontiac G8 and taking inspiration from the new Holden Commodore.

The SS will actually be made alongside the Holden Commodore in Australia and uses the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine, as opposed to the new LT1 motor found in the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Still, that V8 is plenty powerful, putting 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. Chevy estimates a sub five-second 0-60 sprint.

This should help the SS compete against other full-size rivals like the Chrysler 300C and Hyundai Genesis sedan, which are both available with V8 power and rear-wheel drive to provide sporty driving dynamics. However, those two cars also feature a full suite of luxury amenities and high-tech features.

The new SS doesn’t disappoint in that regard, with a spacious interior that provides as much interior legroom than the 300 and Genesis, give or take an inch.

Leather seating is standard and there are “SS” emblems stitched into the instrument panel. Cabin lighting lends icey-blue accents to the interior at night too.

In terms of tech, the SS has loads of standard equipment including a MyLink touch screen infotainment and navigation, a Bose nine-speaker sound system, a color heads-up display, push-button start, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, side blind zone alert, rear-vision camera and rear cross traffic alert. The SS is also the first Chevrolet vehicle to offer active park assist, which can help automatically park the porky sedan.

Still, the SS will appeal most to enthusiasts, and although the car is only available with a six-speed automatic transmission, (with paddle shifters) it still has some tire-shredding potential. A close to 50/50 weight distribution, and a low center of gravity was made possible thanks to an aluminum hood and rear deck lid, and are sure to help with handling.

The vehicle’s standard Brembo brakes have ventilated 355-millimeter rotors and two-piece four-piston front calipers, and are sure to bring the big sedan to a stop quickly.

Overall, the SS exudes a bad-ass attitude thanks to its staggered 19-inch wheels. Pricing hasn’t been announced and is sure to come closer to the car’s debut later this year.
See more Chevrolet SS photos at AutoGuide.com
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WTF? No hiddeous Camaro tailights? I thought that was the new common design.....
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That car needs a six speed manual.
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That car needs a six speed manual.
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This car should have been here a decade ago. Like the rear drive ls powered Impala that was only available in the middle east markets. Almost like GM was trying to make us hate all of their cars while providing stuff we would eagerly buy to everyone else.
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The overall styling is much too bland . . . Sorry to say it, but the new Impala is a much better-looking car. We knew we wouldn't be getting AWD, which a shame, and no manual transmission is a huge error. Now, having said all that, it's certainly better to have it than not to have it. I think it will sell in OK numbers, but not great. I give it 3 stars out of 5.
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The overall styling is much too bland . . . Sorry to say it,
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...now if you can get it in the paint job as #13 I'm game....
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This car needs the 427
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This car needs the 427
That will never happen. After really looking at this car I would have to say I prefer the 300 SRT8 setup over the SS.
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Ugh...that design is TERRIBLY bland! If you ask an 8 year old to draw a "car," thats about what shows up on the paper.

I agree with Ponch...the 300's at least have SOMETHING to look at...hell, I hate to say it, but even Ford and Kia have some interesting design cues...make it happen at Chevy, slap in a V8, give us a manual option and watch them sell.

Or is it GM's corporate plan to move people that want something "cool" to the Cadillac line?
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Or is it GM's corporate plan to move people that want something "cool" to the Cadillac line?
I was at the LCT show in Vegas last week and there was not one offering from Chevrolet...... we will be purchasing the XTS W20 from Cadillac in the very near future. The XTS W20 was a great car with all the luxury options you could ask for..... GM needs to carry that over to the Chevy brand, give the people something they want.
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Give people what they want, the 427! And we'd have one in our garage!
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