Chevrolet to Roll out SS High Performance Sedan.1

Chevrolet will debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup next year with its new SS rear-wheel-drive sedan.  It will be Chevrolet’s first time to offer such a type of sedan since the reign of Pontiac G8 17 years ago. The V8-powered SS model is patterned after the Holden VF Commodore, which is also a rear-wheel-drive sedan that is available in Australia. The SS will be Chevrolet’s contender at NASCAR at the 2013 Daytona 500.  It will replace the Impala. General Motors Co. (GM), Chevrolet’s parent company, announced that the SS line would be available in the market late next year but only on a limited edition. It will not be a mainstream car and it would only be offered to a group of NASCAR vehicle enthusiasts.

Though there are few details about SS’ specifications and performance, it is expected to go over six liters and reach about 400hp. Many already assume that the SS, which is a short term for Super Short, will be kind of a fusion of Pontiac GXP and police-only Chevy Caprice. The SS will add to Chevrolet’s set of rear-wheel-drive vehicles that also include the Chevrolet Camaro and the Corvette. The difference is that the Camaro is a two-door car run by a V6 engine, while the V8-powered Corvette sports car doesn’t have the same space as a four-door sedan has.