Chevrolet is renowned for their SS line of vehicles — stemming all the way from the 1961 Impala SS to the 2013 Camaro SS and everywhere in between. The pedigree of these models prove that throughout the past 50+ years, Chevrolet means business. Personally, I’ve always wanted a 1970 Monte Carlo SS — the edges and toughness of the car amaze me. Over the years, the SS package has graced the likes of the Silverado pickup, the Trailblazer SUV, and the Cobalt sedan. Well, there’s a new SS in town — the 2014 Chevrolet SS. Seeing as how, for the first time in over 15 years, this is Chevrolet’s first rear-wheel-drive performance sedan, it’s a pretty big deal.
The 2014 SS comes with a pretty sweet engine — a 6.2L LS3 V8 producing 415 hp and 415 lb-ft. of torque. Although there will be no manual transmission for the SS, the six-speed automatic does have paddle-shifters. The car hits 60 from 0 in about 5 seconds and stopping power comes from standard Brembo brakes. Forged 19-inch wheels carry the SS’ nearly 50-50 weight distribution and there’s also the added exclusivity of the car coming in only 5 colors. Oh, and did we mention that for the first time in a Chevy, it’ll have Automatic Parking Assist? We can’t wait to get our hands on this!
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