The 2014 Chevrolet SS performance sedan is inbound this fall, and there are plenty of reasons to be excited. If you’re one of the lucky few in the market for this limited-run, high-end Chevy, the following five reasons are likely all the motivation you’ll need to invest in one:
There’s no nonsense here. A V8 engine sending a stout 415 horsepower to the rear wheels and only the rear wheels with a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution. It’s foolish to think it will handle poorly, or even just moderately. From Australia, with love.
The Interior Design
The cabin of the Chevrolet SS is nothing short of cool, and directly reflects the vehicle’s sporty nature. Equipped with an all-new center console shared with the Holden VF Commodore, all-new seats, and even a flat-bottom steering wheel, it makes its platform mate, the Camaro, look like an old Aveo in many respects.
The Sleeper Looks
Unlike the Dodge Charger, which can come across as loud and brash, the Chevrolet SS is able to subtly sneak up on an opponent, and knock them out without foreshadowing it. Not unlike a cage fighter walking the streets in a business-casual outfit and not one of those tasteless Tapout shirts (only wannabes and posers wear Tapout, unless of course they sponsor you). We dig the subtlety.
The Fact It Even Exists
No matter how close the Chevrolet SS has been to being unveiled, a successor to the Pontiac G8 always seemed like a hollow pipe dream, something that would be constantly talked about but never followed through. Even without a manual transmission, we’re grateful that GM found a way to bring the coveted Holden Commodore back to the United States as a Chevrolet. Let’s hope the vehicle catches on, because it increases the chances of it actually seeing life beyond the death of the Zeta platform, and onto the global Alpha platform.
The Heads Up Display
A HUD should be found in just about any car. It allows the driver to monitor their speed, while keeping the eyes fixated on the road. And in a 415 horsepower RWD sport sedan, that’s crucial.
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