Recent news has reported that the new 2014 Chevrolet SS has been revealed at the Daytona International Speedway, in which its racing version also introduced at the Daytona 500 NASCAR event, is a welcome addition to the previous Bow Tie’s range.
It’s because the latest SS – the American version of the latest Holden SS V and is developed around the GM’s global platform that also supports the Camaro and also Caprice Police Patrol Vehicl – signs the Chevrolet’s return to the rear-wheel drive performance sedans after a long absence.
Meanwhile, the GM North America president Mark Reuss, has said: “The Chevrolet brand was mostly built on the power of rear-drive performance sedans, yet it has been seventeen years since we offered one”. As expected, the latest Pontiac G8 SS is visually indistinguishable to the latest Holden Commorode SS V that was unveiled earlier before the Pontiac G8 SS. But, the only palpable changes are the great paint scheme of the 19-inch alloys and also the SS’s single, as an alternative of twin, exhaust pipes that have been placed at each end of the rear fender.
The suspension comprises the MacPherson struts up front and also a trapezoidal multilink arrangement at its rear as well as the steering that receives electronic power assistance and the forged 19-inch alloy wheels that have been covered in the 245/40 and 275/35 front. Meanwhile, its rear tires correspondingly, house 335-mm Brembo discs along with two-piece, 4-piston calipers at the front.
In addition, the engine is a 6.2-liter V8. This engine drives its rear wheels through a standard 6-speed automatic transmission for a 0-60 mph acceleration time of around 5.0 seconds.
Besides that, the executive engineer of the GM global programs, David Leone, has said: “The ideal weight balance and the lower center of gravity were a large part of that target since they allowed the team to adjust for a more comfy highway ride with no giving up controlling or driver confidence while cornering at its limits”.
The latest 2014 Chevrolet SS will be sold in the 4th quarter of the year. Unfortunately, we’ve no any information about its price.