The very first shipment of the U.S.-bound Chevrolet SS Performance Sedan has left Adelaide, Australia at 14:30 (2:30 pm) on Monday, September 16th, 2013, according to tips sent to GM Authority by readers and sources. The first batch of the Zeta-based performance vehicles will travel on the vehicle carrier named Durban Highway, with an ETA becoming available upon the vehicle’s port call in Japan. This means that performance enthusiasts will be able to satisfy their go-fast desires very, very soon.
Available exclusively in the United States (at time of launch), the 2014 Chevrolet SS will be powered by GM’s 6.2 liter V8 LS3 engine making an SAE-certified 415 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission routing power to the rear wheels. The much-anticipated model, which is a spiritual successor to the discontinued Pontiac G8, rides on GM’s Zeta vehicle architecture and is based on the refreshed VF Holden Commodore. The SS commenced production in August at GM-Holden’s plant in Elizabeth, South Australia. It is priced from $44,470, is well-equipped (with limited options), and its dealer allocation has been reported to be very limited.
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