The 2014 Chevrolet SS will make its racing debut for the 2013 Daytona 500, but the production version of the car will get its official unveiling on February 16 in Daytona, a week before The Great American Race. According to a report by Automotive News, the reveal has been confirmed by Jim Campbell, Chevy's US vice president of performance and motorsports. With the departure of the Dodge Charger, the new Chevrolet racecar will be the only competitor to feature a V8, rear-wheel-drive layout in both street and NASCAR form.

NASCAR fans will be able to see the new fullsize performance-oriented sedan on display in the festivities leading up to the Daytona 500, but the car won't go on sale until later in the year. The Australian-built Chevy SS will be a low-volume performance model, and it will be priced above the 2014 Impala, which starts at $27,535.


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      express2day
      • 1 Year Ago
      Look forward to seeing this car but don't like the "SS" name. "SS" is and has long been a trim level designation. Why couldn't they call it something like Chevelle SS? Give it a MODEL name beyond just "SS."
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @express2day
        I'm not huge on the name either. But seeing as how I didn't think Chevy would ever bring this car back after Pontiac was axed I guess they can call it whatever they want and I won't complain too much.
      4gasem
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awesome! I'll keep my G8 though...
        SloopJohnB
        • 1 Year Ago
        @4gasem
        Isn't it kind of an upgrade to the G8?
          Nick B
          • 1 Year Ago
          @SloopJohnB
          It should be but unfortunately I dont have the coin to afford one. Now if it was say, closer to 30, then depending on the styling and powertrain id be in line to buy one. Though I do kinda like the exclusivity of my G8 :P
        Hi
        • 1 Year Ago
        @4gasem
        GM NEEDS A CAR WITH A V8 AND PERFORMANCE AWD AS AN OPTION !!!!!!! Corvette already offers ultimate performance. Camaro offers a back seat. CTS-V offers 4 doors. Why can't GM get their head out of their ass and offer a performance car with V8 with AWD ??? I already own a C6. I need something I can drive year round. I already traded my Yukon Denali for a G37x sedan. I would like to come back to GM for a AWD sedan with a LSx. But, if GM doesn't get their head out of their ass, I am trading my Corvette AND my G37x for a GTR and then I am DONE with GM.
          BahamaTodd
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Hi
          There's no business case for GM to develop such a platform. It would be too expensive. Chrysler had Daimler for their fullsize AWD platform. The SS will offer RWD V8 performance with a usable back seat and trunk at $20k less than the CTS-V. If you want good power with AWD you might be able to have it with the upcoming twin turbo V6 CTS.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      goVintage
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love the staggered setup. What are those 35 series sidewall in the front? Maybe a 245/35/20. In the rear a 275/30/20. Nice. Looks a lot like the Holden Commodore SSV otherwise known as the not defunct G8 GT.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should have given it a proper name. Belair SS Chevelle SS
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Vinny68
        • 1 Year Ago
        You sound completely unbiased.
        Mason
        • 1 Year Ago
        Stop it.
        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        Ok I'm Australian, but what is a Kanga? I thought it was an African garment. If you are trying to pretend you understand us and the way we speak you would know to say roos. Somehow I think someone who uses the term "Government Motors" isn't the demographic for this car or any car from GM. I'm sure they won't mind if you pass on this and every GM car.
        Brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        Black Dynamite?!?!
        caddy-v
        • 1 Year Ago
        He\'s still crying about his favorite car, Lincoln, is such a dismall failure.
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      I predict very few people will pay more than $35k for a Chevy in today's market. But good luck for trying.
        imoore
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rochester
        Rochester, apparently you don\'t know much about what cars sell, do you?
        IBx27
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rochester
        Corvette.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rochester
        Seeing as they sold FWD Impala SS's for the low 30's a couple years ago, I see no problem with mid or even upper 30's for a RWD car that should have over 400hp.
      J W
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love all the strong opinions (both positive and negative) for a car no one has seen in person, driven, or even seen a production photo of. And who's the angry person who is down voting every positive comment for the car? Go back home to the bridge you live under. I can't wait to see this in person and drive it. I work for a large auto dealer and we will have one of these before too long.
        domingorobusto
        • 1 Year Ago
        @J W
        To some extent you can base an opinion of this car on the G8, since they are largely the same car. So if you had a positive or negative opinion of the G8 based on more than conjecture, it probably won't be too far off. Not to say that's what's happening, but I'd like to think at least a few of the opinions expressed are based on this.
          J W
          • 1 Year Ago
          @domingorobusto
          Educated well thought our comments on the internet?! :D I think it would be a bad move on their part if there wasn't serious changes inside and out from the G8. The G8 was out released in '07 as an '08, that makes it five years old without going to Australia. For it to succeed, it needs to make people go "wow, it's like the G8, but it was definitely updated!"
          Matt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @domingorobusto
          The G8 was based on the VE Commodore, this SS will be based off the VF Commodore. People will go this is completely different from the G8 (aside from the RWD and V8). The styling won't be as conservative and the interior is supposedly going to be better as well.
        Hi
        • 1 Year Ago
        @J W
        Many of us have driven this car. It's called the Pontiac G8. It's a good car. It was just overpriced if you wanted a manual transmission and it didn't offer the OPTION of all wheel drive.
          Matt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Hi
          Being one of the only RWD V8 full size sedans on the market that matched the performance of luxury sedans twice its price, I'll say $40,690 was the perfect price for a 6 speed RWD sedan with an LS3.
      Mazdafreak
      • 1 Year Ago
      If this doesn't come with a manual, it's a total joke.
        Sir Duke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mazdafreak
        Most Mazdas are a total joke. This, coming from a former Mazda owner.
        scionxd48
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mazdafreak
        Current VE Commodore has 2 stickshifts available, and so did the G8. My bets are on the manual being available, just like the Corvette and Camaro.
          domingorobusto
          • 1 Year Ago
          @scionxd48
          The only way to get a manual in the G8 was with the GXP, and it was a fairly rare option. All other G8s sold in America were automatic. If they'd have sold a GT with a stick, that's what I'd be driving right this minute. But unfortunately, there's the distinct posibility that the no manual trend will continue in all but the very top performance model.
          v6sonoma
          • 1 Year Ago
          @scionxd48
          From what I understand this car will have few options and is focused on performance. I suspect auto and manual and only V8. At least the LS3, more likely the LSA. Time will tell.
          scionxd48
          • 1 Year Ago
          @scionxd48
          (we really need an edit button) Edit: 2 different stickshifts (in the case of the VE), Aisin AY6 (V6) or Tremec T-56 (V8).
      GreaseMonkeySRT
      • 1 Year Ago
      Really looking forward to seeing this thing.
      Eddie Dwyer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looking forward to it.
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Put a blown corvette motor in the SS and it will sell like hotcakes at a dealer markup. No, wait, just say no. I'm sick of 'additional dealer profit' or 'market adjustment' as seen by Sheehy Ford in Laurel, MD. +$5K on a lousy Mustang GT convertible. Nice car, but not that nice. Don't even think about a Shelby GT500. There was a reason I didn't go into a Ford dealer since 1972, now I remember why.
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