2014 Chevrolet SS – GM has long neglected fans of mainstream rear-wheel-drive performance sedans. The 1994 Chevrolet Impala SS, for example, only stuck around for three years before it was unceremoniously dropped and not replaced. Fast-forward 12 years to 2008, when the band scorching Holden Commodore-based Pontiac G8 hit the streets. Although very popular with enthusiasts, it did not last long, the meeting of the ax in 2009 along with the rest of the Pontiac. Five years later, the G8’s follow-up is here in the form of the 2014 Chevrolet SS, GM is launching this weekend in Daytona.
The 2014 Chevrolet SS will look mighty familiar Pontiac G8 GXP owners. As the G8 GXP, the Chevy SS coming to our country with a 6.2-liter LS3 V-8. Those who hope that the SS would get the 2014 Corvette’s new LT1 V-8 may be a little disappointed, but the LS3 is a solid choice for Chevy’s new sedan. Under the SS “hood, the 6.2-liter V-8 cranks out about 415 hp and 415 pounds-ft of torque. Power is routed to the rear by a six-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Unlike the Holden version of the SS, FF Commodore SS-V, a six-speed manual transmission is not available. Lack of a manual transmission can be a disappointment at first, but as the SS’s biggest rival, the Dodge Charger R / T offers not one, this is not surprising. 2014 Chevrolet SS left View Chevy expect a 0-60 mph time of about five seconds, thanks in part to a 3.27 final drive ratio.
Considering the 2014 Chevrolet SS virtually identical specs compare Pontiac G8 GXP, except for the manual, we expect it to hit 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds and the quarter mile is approximately 13 seconds. Performance-tuned electric power steering, two-piece, four-piston Brembo brakes (rear brakes are single-piston sliding calipers), and forged 19-inch alloy wheels are all standard. The five-spoke wheels are wrapped in sticky Bridgestone rubber and staggered 245/40/19 front and 275/35/19 in the back. Chevy says the SS will have a low center of gravity with a near 50/50 weight distribution, achieved by making both the hood and trunk lid of aluminum, which means that the pieces are 30 percent lighter than they would be if they made of steel. 2014 Chevrolet SS Two parked Visually, the 2014 SS is virtually identical to the Holden VF SS-V, with the only real change is the two car badges and schedules.
The new 2014 Chevrolet SS almost a Mercedes C63 AMG look at it, with a large, low-set HID headlights and a low-mounted LED lamps run on either side of the front fog lamps. Other distinguishing features at the front include Chevy’s corporate grille, a reverse trapezoid valence recalls both the Ford C-Max and Scion FR-S, and a “power bulge” hood. Around back, the SS sports dual exhaust tips, a rear spoiler, and a pretty shapely rear. Dimensionally, the 2014 Chevrolet SS is almost identical in size to the G8. Both Pontiac and Chevy ride on a 114.8 wheelbase but the G8 is 0.6 inches longer, 0.1 inches wider and 0.2 inches lower than the SS. Inside, the SS will come loaded with standard features. The sedan, which Chevy says will seat five adults comfortably, leather sport seats, eight-way power front buckets, soft-touch material, Chrome trim and blue lighting.
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The 2014 Chevrolet SS will also come standard with Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system, a color head-up display, nine-speaker Bose sound system, and safety features such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot monitors, and a backup camera. The 2014 Chevrolet SS will be the first Chevy to offer a self-parking feature. Although it will be making his NASCAR debut this weekend, the 2014 Chevy SS not hit dealerships until the end of this year. Prices are not yet announced, but we expect it to start $ 38,000. The 2014 SS may very well be the start of something special for the bow tie brand.