Revised version of Alpha Camaro. This time the Monte Carlo is replaced by an "SS" series collonade hardtop sedan.
The following is the "SS" series brochure blurb.
Chevrolet 430 SS, 530 SS and 620 SS – The Supercars of Sports Sedans.
Chevrolet still stands as the winning-est brand in NASCAR history, and for 2016, we will return to the high banked ovals of Daytona and Talledega with our new ‘flagship’ Super Sport, or “SS.” The SS series is not just the fastest four door car we’ve ever offered it’s also the most luxurious. At only 54” tall, it will remind you more of a sports car like the Camaro than a staid German sports sedan. That makes sense, since the SS is basically a stretched out version of our Camaro with a generous 116” wheelbase. If you ever longed to own a Corvette or Camaro, but you need the practicality of a genuine five passenger, four door sedan, we built the SS for you – it’s like a Camaro that comes in size “XL.” The Chevrolet SS is like no other sedan you’ve ever seen. It features ‘hardtop’ style doors with no window frames – the same as found on the Camaro. The low driving position and the controls and instrument panel are also the same as the Camaro’s. But for the SS series we’ve added unique touches you won’t find on other cars. For example, we built it with ingenious ‘staggered’ rear seats with reclining rear seat backs, so it really can carry five people in luxurious comfort for long trips.
The 430 SS is a grand touring car with luxurious touches that make the miles fly by in restful comfort for passengers, but precision tuning to keep the driver’s senses on the road. Standard equipment includes many of the luxury features on the Camaro SS like extra sound deadening insulation, satellite radio, OnStar navigation system and power front bucket seats. Handsome but durable 17x7” chrome clad styled steel wheels with low profile, all season tires are standard running stock. The 430 SS features standard V8 power for stellar acceleration even at high speeds – but it costs less than you’d pay for a four cylinder German sports sedan. And the 320hp 4.3 liter “260” V8 uses cylinder shutdown under light loads, a belt driven alternator/starter for engine shutdown during braking, high pressure direct fuel injection and variable length intake runners to give it fuel economy more like those German four cylinder engines. For an added measure of acceleration and traction, the inexpensive optional “G-80” locking differential with a performance axle ratio delivers sporting acceleration, but with plenty of traction in rain or snow. If think a rear drive performance car is too tough to drive in snowy conditions, you’ll be most pleasantly surprised in a “G-80” equipped SS430.
If you need an extra large dose of super car speed and handling, consider the 530 SS. Standard fare includes forged aluminum 20x8 inch wheels, “Z” speed rated tires, heavy duty brake rotors, thicker anti-sway bars, stiffer springs and bushings, the “G-80” performance differential and the formidable 400hp premium fuel 5.3 liter “325” V8 - all borrowed from our Z-28 Camaro. There’s more of the Z-28’s influence on the inside, where you get its high bolster, premium leather bucket seats. The special leather wrapped sport steering wheel has F-1 style paddle shifters for the standard 8 speed automatic transmission. The instrument panel adds oil pressure and ammeter gauges and a premium driver information center.
The 620 SS is simply the best performance sedan we’ve ever offered. For the person with discerning taste who wants to own the very best, but who doesn’t want to spend the most to get it, the 620 SS fits the bill perfectly. When you start with our mighty 475hp 6.2 liter “376” V8 engine under the hood, you know the acceleration and top speed will be breath-taking. But that’s just the beginning. We stirred in the 530 SS’s interior elements plus the suspension, wheels and brakes. Specific to the 620 SS are special ‘magneti-ride’ adjustable shock absorbers that you can set up for ‘cruise’ ‘performance’ or ‘sport.’ But the big difference compared to our other SS sedans is the 620 SS’s standard all wheel drive system. It’s a sophisticated multi vector drive-train which can deliver power to individual wheels based on wheel slippage, engine load and vehicle speed. When super traction is not needed, the system allows the front wheels to ‘free wheel’ to optimize fuel efficiency. Now you can own a super car that doesn’t have to sit out the winter months! But then that’s the appeal of all three SS models – they’re sports cars that also serve as your primary vehicle.
Super Sport Appearance Package For the ultimate in eye catching good looks, this package features special argent, gold, black or white contrasting roof and lower body paint, prominent “SS” chrome badges on the decklid, grille and fenders and “SS” insignia on the steering wheel, door panels and floor mats. Deep front air dam and rear deck spoiler increase down force without increasing drag coefficient. It’s available on any of the SS models.
Super Moon Roof. The SS has a longer roofline than the Camaro on which it is based. This allowed us to create an extra large moon roof that makes your SS feel almost like a convertible.
Trailering Package. Allows 430 SS to tow up to 3500lbs. Features auxiliary rear air springs that keep the car level with up to 300lbs in tongue weight, G-80 performance differential, transmission cooler, HD shock absorbers, HD alternator, HD radiator, weight distributing hitch and 7 pin wiring harness. Not available on 530 SS and 620 SS.