A lot of speculation has been made with regards to the SS, the promised new Chevrolet rear-wheel drive performance sedan. The Holden Commodore-based muscle saloon will be prowling the open road as early as next year, while a NASCAR version is set to compete in 2013. Shots of the cars testing in their respective natural habitats have led to endless speculation, and it appears we now know which car will debut first.

Word from Speed is that the 2013 Chevrolet SS NASCAR Sprint Cup car is set to bow on Thursday, November 29 at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel and casino. The car will reportedly be shown in full race trim, sans sponsor graphics for Bounty, Skoal or Taylor Swift.

The Vegas debut will mark the introduction of the final vehicle to enter in the 2013 NASCAR season. Dodge unveiled its Charger racecar in March before leaving the race series. Toyota showed off its V8, RWD Camry NASCAR in May, while Ford debuted its race-spec Fusion in January of this year. The remaining entries are expected to (visually) bear a closer resemblance to their road-going counterparts.

While the SS racecar is debuting next month in Vegas, no mention of the production version SS was made. We are still under the impression that February 21, 2013 will still be the launch date for the road-going version of the rear-wheel drive Holden-based sedan that has GM enthusiasts so worked up.


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      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      'Race trim'? Excuse me? Nothing on that car comes from the street car. It sure as hell isn't race 'trim'. Idiotic to pretend this car is related to the street car.
      adrenalnjunky
      • 2 Years Ago
      Shocker: The production car will look roughly similar to the G8/caprice PPV. Based on recently refreshed new vehicles (Traverse for example), most likely with camaroish taillights, and a kinda bland front end. Hopefully not, but that's their trend right now. Is anyone really expecting anything else?
      [AATR] [X2P]
      • 2 Years Ago
      Vroooooom Vroooom!!!
      WhoMeWhere
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, "showing" a new car in ANY form related to NASCAR means "Yeah, it is a new car. We put new stickers on it."
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        scott3
        • 2 Years Ago
        Don't forget he has given more money than you or I will ever make to charities and those damn Cancer kids. Survived Cancer himself and lost a lot of family and friends in a plane crash. Rick may not walk on water but he is a better person than many. He was far from the only Honda dealer that had to break the law to deal with Honda and their practices.
      Street King
      • 2 Years Ago
      www.ChevySSForums.com
      rex
      • 2 Years Ago
      SS...Really....4 doors...yawnnnnnn.....
      David M
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a NASCAR
      scott3
      • 2 Years Ago
      While the car is not a major make over it will have a new nose and tail on the car with a massive upgrade to the interior. It will be well north of 400 HP to start with some special HSV editions along the way. Oh it will lose weight too from the G8 poundage. All the cars in NASCAR are going to grow more different. I know it is not as much as some would like but if they do not keep it even between makes the companies, fans and tv viewers will vanish. While NASCAR is not perfect it has found a way to keep all things needed to keep it alive around vs the several deaths of Trans AM and Can Am. A race series left to the MFG's always dies. It is fun to watch while it last but they all die.
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      The thing I find amusing is that they've already tried this tactic two times with the horribly ugly GTO and then the G8. Both times the cars stopped being sold due to lack of sales (although the upcoming demise of Pontiac may have helped the G8 along to its death). So now they're going to do a round three - same exact plan, take an Aussie car and sell it in the states. I certainly hope they do something a little different this time, and I am excited to see what they've come up with. I really hope the SS does well, and maybe it'll convince Ford to sell the Falcon in the states... mmm... Falcon...