What makes the SS V “show car” stand apart from the more premium Calais is a more pronounced lower grille opening, while the top one shrinks a bit. In addition, the SSV has less chrome on the exterior while sporting a quartet of exhaust pipes instead of two. The wheels and the interior are blackened, with the cabin being highlighted by a beefy flat-bottom steering wheel, six-speed manual transmission, Holden MyLink, and suede accents. We’re not fans of the electronic parking brake, though, especially in an athletic offering — as we’re willing to bet buyers of the Commodore SSV care more about controlled slides than cup holder space.
What’s under the hood? Holden won’t say, at least not until Chevrolet gets its shot at revealing the SS this Saturday in America. But it’s safe to say that we can expect a small block V8 of some sort.
Update: it’s an LS3. Check out the 2014 Chevy SS for more.