Chevrolet showed off the new 2014 SS in an airport hangar last night, its first rear-wheel-drive performance sedan in the US since the Impala SS from 1997. We'll have more to say about the SS later today, but this is the sedan that Chevrolet sees as the final piece in restoring its performance credentials. For those of you looking for a manual transmission, however, that wish will go unfulfilled – at least for now: the only two options buyers will have are the color and whether or not they want a sunroof.

We'll work on getting some more angles (in better light) today at Daytona International Speedway, but with fans seeing the car for the first time, we don't hold out much luck of getting a clear shot. So for now, enjoy the high-res gallery above.


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      express2day
      • 1 Year Ago
      Should have given it a better model name. "SS" is and has long been a trim designation on other Chevrolets and doesn't work well as a full model name. Calling it Chevelle SS, Lumina SS, even something like SSR (adding a third letter) would at least distinguish it from other models that already have "SS" trim names.
        King of Eldorado
        • 1 Year Ago
        @express2day
        Chevelle would be good, but I don't know anyone who has fond memories of Lumina.
          express2day
          • 1 Year Ago
          @King of Eldorado
          Perhaps true re: Lumina. I was just throwing out old Chevrolet model names as examples. If Caprice wasn;t already being used for the PPV, I would've liked to see the 2014 Impala carry the Caprice name and this car carry an Impala SS name.
        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        @express2day
        They could have called it Commodore SS. Just a thought.
      sealwtri
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seriously, all of you crybabies need to stop. When the G8 got pulled couple years ago, tons of people complained about the lack of import for the aussie commodore. Many people insisted that it would be a great idea if GM imported the damn thing, and they would buy it in a flash. Fast forward to 2013, now people are saying its ugly and not very "chevy looking". Guess what? It was never intended for the US market. Buyer in the states are paying minimal dollars (38K) for the exact same cars that are fetching 45K just for the base model down under. Be happy that GM is even badge-engineering this for you. On a side note, I do agree that it's rather stupid that they are not bringing the manual.
        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sealwtri
        You would have to try and bring some common sense and perspective back into this sealwtri. Now back to why it isn't a Corvette. After all it should drive like one, be powered by the latest Corvette engine, be styled like a cross between Mad Maxs Falcon and a Corvette and come in at 30K on road with a manual transmission. After all its made in Australia which is somewhere in Europe, near the Germans who styled it and the car is called a Kanga by Australians. (Lasers contribution to what we don't say in Australia).
      rsxvue
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don\'t think silver with chrome wheels does this car any favors. The orange commodore from the other article looks way better.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rsxvue
        Absolutely. Which is amazing because cosmetically I don't think there is that much different. Color and more importantly wheels can really make or break a car. I thought the orange one with black wheels looked awesome. I'd like to see this in a different color with non chrome wheels.
      dohc73
      • 1 Year Ago
      As much as I wished it looked a little more American muscle and less Euro-generic, I bet if it did, we would have screamed that we wished it looked more Euro-generic. I screamed when the ATS looked too much like a Cadillac and not Euro-generic enough for my taste. The SS will appeal to more people than you think.
      imoore
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car looks nothing like a Malibu. This sounds more like a bunch of Toyota fanboys whining their hearts away.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @imoore
        I think dead on from the side it has a resemblance to the Malibu. No whining, just an observation.
      Riley C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's a nice Impala!
      Muscle Frank
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seriously, you guys do not deserve this car!! Keep on driving your Camrys and Accords and leave this car alone for us in Australia to enjoy!! Stupid Americans do you want a RWD Chevy or not!!??
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Muscle Frank
        Not with that hideous front end. Put the G8 front back on!
        joejoe509
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Muscle Frank
        Right. Well. Thanks for the G8, but you can have this one back. Oh and thanks for ruining the Camaro and the GTO. Good job.
          Muscle Frank
          • 1 Year Ago
          @joejoe509
          RUINING the Camaro?? If bringing Camaro back from the dead and outselling the Mustang is your idea of ruining a car. It was completely ruined.
        to your email L
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Muscle Frank
        Not stupid Americans it's STUPID GM. We only get your Holden Caprice only as a Police Chevy.
          jtav2002
          • 1 Year Ago
          @to your email L
          This is way better looking than the Caprice. Now THAT car is boring to me. I couldn't care less if it's only ever sold to police.
      Justin Campanale
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, it looks bland as hell, and no manual transmission? I think we can all agree that the G8 > this. Much better styling. When I was shopping for my Magnum SRT8(which I sold off last summer), I took a look at a G8 GXP with a manual transmission. I loved it, but my wife wanted a wagon, so I ended up getting the Magnum and swapping a MT into it
      rlj4536
      • 1 Year Ago
      interesting, no manual
      sloanm101
      • 1 Year Ago
      The interior looks awesome, though I can see one stormtroopered out with a manual transmission. That's a go! :)
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't think the grill area is resolved. Looks like its 1/2 way done. That said the rest of the car is very attractive.
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        Wouldn't be the first time that GM's done that.
      domesticknight
      • 1 Year Ago
      Amazing Seats ! Wow !
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