Chevy claims new stock car "closely resembles" production SS sedan.
November 29, 2012
By: Nick Saporito
As expected, this morning Chevrolet took the wraps off of their all-new NASCAR entry for the 2013 season, the SS. The simply named racer will be the stock car racer of the production car, which will be a rear-wheel drive V-8-powered sedan. The new NASCAR SprintCup Series racer will make its formal debut in February at Daytona SpeedWeeks.
The new SS replaces the Impala in the circuit, which saw 151 wins in its career between 1959-64 and 2007-12. GM alleges that the NASCAR version, shown above, closely resembles the SS that will be in showrooms for customers to purchase. Insiders have speculated that the SS looks similar to the 2013 Malibu and 2014 Impala, which is confirmed through the graphics on the racer.
Production of the new Chevrolet SS sedan will take place in Australia at GM's Holden subsidiary. The car is based off of the upcoming VF Commodore, the next-generation of Holden's rear-wheel drive sedan. Many enthusiasts see the SS as the spiritual successor to the Pontiac G8, which was also based on the Commodore. Chevy has yet to release details or photos of the production SS, though they have confirmed it will have a small block V-8 at least available. The SS will make the first time in 17 years that the bow-tie brand has had a rear-wheel drive sedan in the showroom.
Expect the all-new SS to arrive sometime in late 2013 as a 2014 model.
Originally Posted by Press Release