The official unveiling of the 2014 Chevrolet SS is nearly upon us, and we thought it would be a good idea to share with you a quick write-up as to what we can expect from the rear-wheel-drive, Zeta-based full-sized sedan on its way to the Chevrolet family.
Firstly, the “four door Corvette” (according to some) Chevrolet SS will be imported from Australia, as a twin to the Holden Commodore SS V sport sedan that was unveiled just yesterday. This means a V8 (most likely an LS-small-block), Brembo brakes, twenty-inch wheels, a six-speed manual transmission, a flat-bottom steering wheel, an electronic parking brake, an all-new seat and dashboard design, and of course, four doors. As if the Pontiac G8 GXP never left.
What’s more, because of its fully loaded and limited-run nature, don’t expect the Chevrolet SS to be that cheap or be widely available. Early estimations put the car in the $40,000 range, which isn’t exactly inexpensive. Still, $40,000-plus for 400-plus horsepower and four doors sounds fair to us.
There have also been rumors of a range-topping, supercharged version of the Holden Commodore/Chevy SS test mule roaming around. Sounds like a budget Cadillac CTS-V to us, but mums the word if such a vehicle will actually happen. Either way, we’ll know all in less than 24 hours.