You may already know anything and everything there is to know about the 2014 Chevy SS… but it still might be useful to hear about the high-performance sedan from the man in charge of marketing Chevrolet performance cars — Mr. John Fitzpatrick.
The SS is built on the same architecture as the Camaro, although for some reason, he refers to the Zeta platform as the “next generation global rear-wheel-drive architecture” — even though we all know Zeta is on its way out and will be replaced by the more modern Alpha over the next two or three years. Regardless, Mr. F more or less confirms what we’ve thought for a long time: the SS is — in many ways — an expansion of the Camaro, but with more utility and luxury, possessing such desirable performance attributes as a 415 horsepower 6.2L V8 LS-series engine mated to a 6-speed auto transmission driving the rear wheels and capable of propelling the car to 60 MPH in about 5 seconds.
The only option on the SS is the sunroof, while everything else is standard. The car offers five exterior colors, an ebony leather interior, Chevy MyLink infotainment with navigation, a Head-Up Display, as well as the only auto park assist Chevy currently offers. In other words, the SS sedan is “fabulous on the track, and fabulous on the street” — allowing Chevy to win on Sunday and sell on Monday:
Full-scale production of the VE Commodore and (by association) the Chevy SS in Port Elizabeth, Australia can’t come soon enough!