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This is the 2014 Chevrolet SS
02-16-2013, 12:29 AM (This post was last modified: 02-16-2013 01:37 AM by carfanatics.)
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This is the 2014 Chevrolet SS
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2014 Chevrolet SS


As Chevrolet’s first V-8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996, the new Chevrolet SS is designed to deliver performance on the street and on the track. The 2014 Chevrolet SS will debut this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway as the SS racecar makes its NASCAR debut during the Daytona 500.

“The Chevrolet brand was largely built on the strength of rear-drive performance sedans, yet it's been 17 years since we've offered one,” said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America. “The all-new Chevrolet SS fills that void and fills it better than any other vehicle in the brand’s rich history. The comfort, convenience, spaciousness and V-8 power make the SS a total performance package unlike any other on the road today.”

The Chevrolet SS benefits from the proven, race-tested, global rear-wheel drive architecture that is the foundation for the Camaro, Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle and Holden’s VF Commodore.

The Chevrolet SS is powered by the LS3 Chevrolet V-8, expected to deliver 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. Also used in the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette, the LS3 displaces 6.2 liters, more than the 5.5-liter V-8 powering the Chevrolet SS NASCAR competitors.

The LS3 is married to a six-speed automatic transmission, which can be shifted manually using TAPshift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. With an aggressive 3.27 final-drive ratio, the Chevrolet SS accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in about five seconds – making it one of the quickest sedans on the market.

Handling is also improved by a near 50/50 weight distribution, and a low center of gravity – made possible in part by the aluminum hood and rear deck lid that are 30 percent lighter than traditional steel panels.

“Our goal was to create a car that delivers incredible grip and handling balance while cornering, while still being comfortable to drive on the road,” said David Leone, executive chief engineer GM global programs. “The perfect weight balance and lower center of gravity were a big part of that goal because it enabled the team to tune for a more comfortable highway ride without sacrificing handling or driver confidence while cornering at the limits.”

Similarly, the design of the SS blends performance cues and premium details.

“From every angle, the Chevrolet SS says power and performance,” said John Cafaro design director Chevrolet passenger cars and small crossovers. “The combination of an aggressive rear-wheel drive stance and body-side attitude with the right balance of detail and refinement inside and out are the perfect home for Chevrolet’s V-8 performance package.”

The staggered front and rear wheels, which are pushed out to the corners, enhance the sporting, muscular stance of the SS. Up front, the aluminum hood features a subtle “power bulge” hinting at the power of the engine underneath. At the rear, the tapered, tear-drop shape contributes to improved aerodynamic performance. Premium cues include jewel-like chrome accents, standard high-intensity discharge headlamps and light-emitting diode daytime running lights.

The spacious interior of the SS will comfortably accommodate five adults, with 42 inches of front legroom, and 39 inches of rear legroom. Leather seating surfaces are standard, as are eight-way power adjustable front bucket seats with additional side bolstering that hug the driver and front passenger in tight-handling situations. The SS emblem is prominently stitched onto the soft-touch instrument panel which features two types of chrome finishes – a satin gloss and a bright chrome. At night, the interior is illuminated by ice blue ambient lighting.

The SS is also the first Chevrolet to offer Automatic Parking Assist, which provides hands-free parking help. This efficient ‘hands-free’ parking assistant uses the ultrasonic sensing system to detect the width and depth of either parallel or reverse right-angle parking spaces. While the driver controls the throttle, transmission, and brake, the Automatic Parking Assist controls the steering inputs necessary to neatly park the Chevrolet SS.

The 2014 Chevrolet SS will be available in the fourth quarter of 2013, with prices set closer to the on-sale date. When it arrives in showrooms, the SS will join the Corvette and Camaro, whose combined sales have made Chevrolet America’s favorite performance brand for the last two years.
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02-16-2013, 12:40 AM
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RE: This is the 2013 Chevrolet SS
I still don't care coffee
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02-16-2013, 01:07 AM
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jspookss;258126 Wrote:I still don't care coffee

You know Spooks, I want this car to be successful but I am having the same reaction as you. I know it'll be a great car but it is still drawing a "meh" from me. I fear it'll get the same lackluster marketing support that the G8 got and it'll languish on dealer lots. This car lacks elegance and these photos are not helping. Really - a silver car photographed on a hazy, overcast gray day? That's the best GM's promotions dept could come up with?

Truthfully, the Calais should have been brought over as a Buick flagship instead, still with the 6.2 V8, with that beautiful interior and a rich color palette. Instead we will get a limited selection of exterior colors and any interior color we want, as long as it's black.

I really want to be wrong about this...

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02-16-2013, 01:12 AM
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I like it but I mainly agree with neburgs point about it being silver on a dreary day... It need a little more glitz and glamor for initial promo pictures. I'm also kind of borderline love it/hate it with the Hyundai inspired bumper there.

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02-16-2013, 01:25 AM
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I still can't believe they won't offer it with a manual. I like the look, but as everyone has already stated, poor color combinations. It would look great in Orange.

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02-16-2013, 01:35 AM
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The interior looks good.

Everything else looks stale and boring. The design is so plain and dated.

The impala kicks this things ass in the looks dept.
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02-16-2013, 01:36 AM
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Machinereplica;258135 Wrote:I still can't believe they won't offer it with a manual. I like the look, but as everyone has already stated, poor color combinations. It would look great in Orange.

Not having a manual option is what takes it off the table for me. I was really looking forward to it too. C7 it is!!
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02-16-2013, 01:36 AM
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02-16-2013, 01:52 AM
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thinking about

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02-16-2013, 01:53 AM
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I like the look of this better than the impala. And now that I think of it, the front isn't Hyundai inspired, but mazdaspeed inspired.

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02-16-2013, 02:03 AM
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Why'd they go with a staggered tire set?

Why didn't they just square up the set like they did with the Camaro?
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02-16-2013, 02:03 AM (This post was last modified: 02-16-2013 02:04 AM by vexner.)
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I expect the SS will, like the G8 before it, deliver on the performance.

Interior is an improvement over the G8...switch gear appears to be in the right place this time.

Only thing I can say negative about the SS, as was the case with the G8 too, is it looks nice.

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02-16-2013, 02:12 AM
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"When it arrives in showrooms, the SS will join the Corvette and Camaro, whose combined sales have made Chevrolet America’s favorite performance brand for the last two years."

Unless I'm mistaken, the Charger, Challenger and now the new Viper handily outsell the combined Camaro and Corvette...and probably still will with the addition of the SS.

...and before some go there, even though the V6 Camaro performs well, I would not consider it any more a real performance contender than the V6 Charger/Challenger.

So I don't know where Chevy is coming from with this claim.

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02-16-2013, 02:16 AM
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Viper is its own brand vex.
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02-16-2013, 02:24 AM
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jspookss;258155 Wrote:Viper is its own brand vex.

Got a point there SpookJ...even without it I suspect the Charger/Challenger will still outsell the SS, Camaro and Corvette.

It is still sold side by side with Dodge as well as monthly sales figures add to the Dodge numbers though...and most still consider it a Dodge.

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