The SS is aimed at buyers who want an American performance sedan. On paper, the car looks pretty impressive. The SS employs a 6.2-liter V8 engine to make 415 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. Using a six-speed automatic transmission that can either be left in drive or controlled using paddle shifters on either side of the steering wheel, Chevrolet says the sedan will get from 0-to-60 mph "in about five seconds." That's pretty darn quick.
Inside, leather seating surfaces, eight-way power front seats and a dash made from premium soft-touch materials are standard for a cabin that is said to fit five adults comfortably.
Other high-end features found inside include a nine-speaker Bose sound system, a head-up display that projects important information on the windshield in front of the driver and safety tech like Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone alert. A marquee option will be Automatic Parking Assist that can parallel and right-angle park -- the technology's first appearance on a Chevrolet.
Chevy hasn't released pricing for the SS yet, but it is expected to go on sale before the end of the year.