Spied in the Land of Oz is another spy photo of the upcoming 2014 Chevrolet SS, AKA the Holden VF Commodore. It’s said to be an evolution of today’s Holden VE Commodore (and what North America briefly knew as the Pontiac G8), as it will still utilize the Zeta platform, but will feature more weight saving elements that will lead to more fuel economy and a more nimble driving experience. And if you don’t think the upcoming SS means business, just look at the size of those rear tires. You might also notice something familiar about this mule. That’s because it’s disguised as a Pontiac G8.
Along with it being the first time we’ve seen a G8’s skin being used as a cover for the Holden VF Commodore/Chevrolet SS, there’s one puzzling element about this photo. We’ve seen pictures of left-hand-drive, more developed versions of the Chevrolet SS months ago. Yet this vehicle appears to be right-hand drive, and the use of sheetmetal from an existing vehicle as a guise is a step backwards from what we’re used to seeing at this point of the development process. What does this mean? We can’t be certain, but it could point to another variant of the Chevrolet SS that will come along not far after the launch of the first one come the second half of 2013. An SS version of the SS? Whatever they decide to call it, we preliminarily approve of such a venture.