There's only about a week left until we get our first look at the production version of the 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan, but Chevrolet NASCAR teams have been looking at the race version of the car all winter. Autoweek has posted a really neat time-lapse video showing just a portion of what it takes to build one of NASCAR's new Gen6 stock cars.

Though the video is quite brief, it does show almost the entire build process starting with just the car's nose, and it gives us a good look at how integral the template is to the final product. As a bonus, Hendrick Motorsports also provided some videos showing two of its teams performing pit stop tests over the winter. The second video shows some of the more detailed aspects of the racecar's rear end, including the stock-looking trunk cutout and a newly mandated rear bumper extension that will be used on super speedways like Daytona and Talladega.

To see what Team Chevy has been up to all off-season, check out all three videos posted after the jump.






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      mawhalen53
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a strange video. Three brief timelapses jumping past huge parts of the build, and then the last 8 seconds of a 25-second video are the car just sitting there.
        Peter_G
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mawhalen53
        +1. I was expecting to see a more lengthy time-lapse from start to finish. I had to look at the video timestamp because I thought my screen was buffering but I was actually at the end.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Thipps
        • 2 Years Ago
        Hate to break it to you but every race team is "cheating" they dont always get caught but if they arnt bending the rules then they will not have a chance at winning races,,,OH and what nascar team has never been penalized for "cheating" I'll wait..........
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      F1 vs. NASCAR comments in 3, 2, 1......
        nwAdamR
        • 2 Years Ago
        @protovici
        I'm waiting... PS. Anyone comparing those two completely different racing formats would be waisting their time. Just like I am right now replying to your comment.
          protovici
          • 2 Years Ago
          @nwAdamR
          Appears your mother wasted 9 months of her life developing you. She should have stuck with oral.
      Luke
      • 2 Years Ago
      *yawn*
      dohc73
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh no, it looks like it is going to end up looking like an inflated Malibu and not a muscle car. Bumbed.
      Suzq044
      • 2 Years Ago
      .. as much as GM is pushing the SS, it's going to be boring as all hades, and probably just be the Caprice with a headlight/tail-light swap to look more like the Camaro/ C7.
        Daniel D
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Suzq044
        The Caprice is related of course, but its built on the longer Commodore ute wheelbase. The SS will be shorter and based on the Commodore sedan, the same as the earlier US imports. For those who can't wait a week, the Australian reveal is this Sunday and is being streamed on several Australian car web sites as well as lots of details of the aluminium panels, equipment upgrades etc. The Aussie version will be very similar to the Chev badged version heading over later this year.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Rental Rep
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't wait to see these on the track racing
      Esteban Rápido
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can I watch them make a REAL Chevrolet SS? It would be nice is the street car existed before the race car for once.
      • 2 Years Ago
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