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Old 02-16-2013, 05:45 AM   #26
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Chevrolet has officially unveiled its long-anticipated SS sedan ahead of the car's NASCAR debut at the Daytona International Speedway. The launch of the SS marks Chevrolet's first V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since the 1996 Impala SS.

The SS is largely based on the Australian-market Holden Commodore, and that fact is reflected in the sedan's styling. The only major difference between the two is the addition of Chevrolet's Bowtie badge to the SS' grille.

Behind that grille resides the same 6.2L LS3 V8 that powered the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette. Chevrolet has yet to lock down the SS' official performance figures, but says the LS3 should be good for 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque.

That power is sent to the SS' rear-wheels via a six-speed transmission with a final drive ratio of 3.27. No manual transmission will be offered, but the SS does come standard with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Chevrolet says the SS will be capable of accelerating from 0-60 in about 5 seconds.

And, unlike muscle cars of yore, the SS promises to turn and stop just as well as it accelerates. The SS boasts a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution and touches like an aluminum hood and rear deck lid ensure the car's center of gravity is as low as possible.

Hiding behind the SS' staggered 19-inch wheels are ventilated Brembo disc brakes --four-piston up front and single-piston out back -- which should be more than up to the task of hauling the sedan down from speed.

The SS can also play the role of luxury cruiser, thanks to seating for five and a long list of standard features. Some of the highlights of the SS include leather seats, an in-dash touchscreen, Bose sound system, a color heads-up display and push button start.

On the safety front, the SS comes loaded with StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear-vision camera with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The SS is also the first Chevy to feature Automatic Parking Assist, which can steer the car into either a parallel or reverse right-angle parking spot.

The 2014 Chevrolet SS will arrive in dealer showrooms during the fourth quarter of 2013. Prices will be announced closer to the car's launch.
Yeah, they didn't change it. It's a sharp looking car, but as I said, I would have preferred a modified front fascia (and maybe taillights). Looks like it's launching with an LS3, hopefully it gets the new LT1 for 2015.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:58 AM   #27
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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.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:09 AM   #28
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All I can say is I hope they keep the front end like that. : obamanotbad :

MUCH better than the Caprice PP.

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Old 02-16-2013, 08:11 AM   #29
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Yep. That's essentially the same front as the Holden. Well done!
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I like the styling, but I probably won't like the price. Shrug.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:01 AM   #31
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Yeah, based on the GXP engine and many accoutrements, I'm guessing starting around $45k.

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Old 02-16-2013, 09:02 AM   #32
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I don't know, I have to give Chevy credit, it looks and sounds pretty good so far with the limited view/information.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:26 AM   #33
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Hmmm.....No manual transmission? And luxury-performance? Shouldn't that have been reserved for the Buick brand?

I do like the clean styling but will the public think it's American enough to carry the SS badge?
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:46 AM   #34
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Very nice. Sounds like a lot of car. Hopefully they can keep the price competitive. Too bad no manual but that is expected in this time and age.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:37 AM   #35
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Yeah, based on the GXP engine and many accoutrements, I'm guessing starting around $45k.

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That's exactly what I was thinking. I believe GM even came out a while back and said to expect "premium pricing".
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:09 AM   #36
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I would have liked a manual option.
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I hope it doesn't weight 4500lbs
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Will 4200lbs make you happy?
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No, but I'd settle for 4000lbs
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i know auto's have come a long way but it would be nice to have a 6 speed option
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The g8 looked better.

I think it's hilarious that GM has to compete with Hyundai in the v8 sedan category.
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It'll probably be just over 4k lbs.

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Can they really call it the SS and NOT give it a manual? Ugh... these guys running GM. Performance sedan... They get almost everything right w this car then drop the ball at the 1 yard line. Give it a manual!
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Chevy really needs to update their bowtie emblem. Everytime i see that giant gold bowtie in the grill it reminds of a POS rental car. Otherwise, it's not a half bad looking car.
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I can't help but think it will have a crappy interior and poor build quality. Maybe I'm bias since I had a horrible experience with a Monte Carlo lemon but I have not been impressed with a Chevy in a long time.

I also get turned off with all of the parking assists, lane departure warnings, etc. All they do is lower the skills needed to operate a car.
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GM still never figured out that when gas is 4/gal and likely to increase further, people want high MPG cars. They need go under soon.
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GM still never figured out that when gas is 4/gal and likely to increase further, people want high MPG cars. They need go under soon.
I agree with you, they are always behind the curve.

I am under the impression that they can sqeeze quite a bit of MPGs out of those relative monster engines especially if they can do what Dodge does with the Hemi (running it on 4 cyl until 8 are needed). There will always be a market for RWD V8 sedans, but the market is shrinking as fuel prices go up.
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Styling is boring. This will go the way of the G8 and GTO. Great performance hindered by bland wrapper.
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Styling is boring. This will go the way of the G8 and GTO. Great performance hindered by bland wrapper.
Some people prefer their cars not to be aggressive and over the top looking.

Subtlety is highly underrated.
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SoDealer, not really. The only reason the G8 disappeared was Pontiac folding. And that wasn't GMs choice.

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