The 2014 Chevrolet SS will go on sale during the fourth quarter of 2013 for $44,470. It looks like you get a lot of car for the money too. Think of the 2014 Chevrolet SS as a Chevrolet Camaro with four doors and you would be in the ballpark. This baby titillates with a 415 horsepower, 6.2-liter small-block V8 that makes 415 lbs-feet of torque.
All of that power if fed to the rear wheels.
“Standard equipment includes:
- High intensity discharge headlamps with Light emitting diode daytime running lamps
- Automatic Parking Assist
- Chevrolet MyLink with a color touch screen and GPS-based navigation system
- Bose® premium audio system – including SiriusXM radio (with 12-month trial)
- Color head-up display and color driver information center
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Alloy pedal covers
- Heated and ventilated front seats with memory
- Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Departure Warning
- Rear-vision camera with rear park assist
- Keyless access and push-button start.
The LS3 6.2L small-block V-8 powers the SS, is SAE certified at 415 horsepower (310 kW) and 415 lb-ft of torque (563 Nm), which helps it sprint from 0 to 60 mph in about five seconds. It is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted manually using TAPshift paddles mounted on the steering wheel.
The rear axle has an aggressive 3.27 ratio that enhances the feeling of acceleration. Additional chassis and suspension features include:
- MacPherson strut front and multi-link independent rear suspension geometry
- Electronic power steering system, optimized for sport driving
- Standard Brembo front brakes, with ventilated, 14-inch (355-mm) two-piece rotors and four-piston calipers
- Forged aluminum wheels, wrapped in ultra-high-performance Bridgestone tires: 19 x 8.5-inch wheels with 245/40ZR19 tires in front; 19 x 9-inch wheels with 275/35ZR19 tires at the rear.” – – GM Media
There are very few options, you can get a power-operated sunroof for $900 and a full-size spare tire for $500 – that’s about it. Sadly, there is no mention of a manual transmission right now. Perhaps, like the short-lived Pontiac G8 GXP, only special models will get a manual. One can only hope.
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