The Chevrolet SS is everything you could want in a performance sedan. It offers the hefty 6.2 LS3 V8 with 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque, and it comes standard with a manual transmission. These are the main reasons why Motor Trend says the 2016 SS is “the new benchmark sport sedan,” and we would have to whole-heartedly agree.
It’s not just that the SS has four doors, an American-sized V8, and a manual transmission, no sir, it’s the refinement too. With large four-piston Brembo brake calipers upfront, four-piston calipers in the rear, magnetic sport suspension, and a dual-mode exhaust accompanied by a marvelous sound, the SS checks just about every box on the list for a car we’d actually want to spend our hard-earned money on.
To put it simply, the SS has character – it’s the kind of car that keeps a smile on your face the entire time your behind the wheel. It even has an intake-resonance tube so that the driver can hear all sorts of arousing noises from under the hood. We could go on all day about how wonderful the SS really is, or you could watch Jason Cammisa cut it to about 14 minutes, and that’s counting track time with Randy Pobst at The Streets of Willow racetrack- so go ahead and click play.