Saturday, 16 February 2013

2014 Chevrolet SS muscle cars

This undated photo provided by Chevrolet shows the 2014 Chevrolet SS performance sedan 

For those who like to drive fast but still haul people, Chevrolet is reviving the big rear-wheel-drive muscle car sedan. Chevrolet SS is brand's first rear-drive sedan muscle car in 17 years. A Chevrolet muscle car was unveiled by General Motors (GM) at the Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013. The new 2014 Chevrolet SS performance sedan will be the latest addition on GM‘s vehicle lineup.

Chevrolet SS is reportedly powered by the 6.2-liter V-8 engine with 415 horsepower, also being used in the 2013 Corvette. The new muscle car reportedly can run from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds. The latest Chevvy SS muscle car is reportedly GM‘s first rear-wheel-drive high performance sedan in 17 years. A 1996 Impala SS was Chevrolet‘s last rear-drive vehicle.

The Australian-built car is a new version of the Pontiac G8, a much-revered sporty car that died when GM scrapped the Pontiac brand late in 2010. The G8 lives on, though, in the Caprice police patrol vehicle. The SS also is sold in Australia as the Holden Commodore.

All the SS models come loaded and seat five. Leather seats with added side bolstering for spirited cornering. Nine-speaker sound system. Push-button start. Touch screen. Automatic parallel parking-assist sensors. Lane departure warning, blind-spot detector and backup camera, plus front collision alert. Looks a little like the old G8, but slightly more sculpted with some LED daytime running lights. Wide, athletic stance with wheels pushed out. Slight "power bulge" in the aluminum hood. Big brakes and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels.

Same 6.2-liter V-8 engine now used in the 2013 Corvette, with 415 horsepower. The SS can go from zero to 60 mph in under five seconds. Corvette with similar motor gets up to 26 mpg on highway. Brings tight handling and neck-snapping acceleration to people who need space to carry people and things.

Since 1961, Chevrolet has given the badge SS, which stands for “Super Sport”, to its high-performance mainstream cars. Among the earlier SS car models sold by Chevrolet include Chevelle, Impala, Cobalt and the Camaro. There even was an SS version of the lowly Chevrolet Cobalt compact in the past decade. As per the reports available, 2014 SS model will be available in the market later in the year.

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