The SS is built on GM's global rear-wheel-drive architecture that also is the base for the Chevy Camaro, Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle and the Holden brand's VF Commodore. It features the LS3 Chevy V-8 engine, a 6.2-liter generating 415 horsepower and 415 foot-pounds of torque. The engine is mated with a six-speed transmission that drivers can shift manually using paddles on the steering wheel. Chevy says the SS can go zero to 60 miles per hour in five seconds.
"The Chevrolet brand was largely built on the strength of rear-drive performance sedans, yet it's been 17 years since we've offered one," GM North America President Mark Reuss said in a statement. "The all-new Chevrolet SS fills that void and fills it better than any other vehicle in the brand's rich history."
Chevrolet isn't expecting the performance sedan to be a high-volume seller. GM has said the Chevy SS will be available in limited quantities but will help bolster its lineup of performance cars alongside the Camaro and Corvette.
I'm relieved GM returned this extremely capable model to Chevrolet. An update from the Pontiac G8 GXP, an amazingly capable vehicle. Automatic only, apparently. Let's see now how Chevrolet handles sales. I appauld limiting availablity to approximately 5000 units per year. This definitely is not "everyguys" car. Much like those who complain about the rear seat area in the new ATS not being "big" enough - the ATS is not intended for those with a family of 5. Neither is the Chevrolet SS.
could buy 4 Hyundai for price of one of these gulping gas burner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could fill the 4 hyundai with the same amount of gas! When gas hits 7 dollars they will be doing very little driving!!