The Chevy SS 2014
Published May 20, 2012
It has taken American auto manufacturers a long time to realize the fact we love V-8 engines and rear-wheel-drive. There is a beauty and sense of enlightenment whatever you know that any time you stomp on the gas, you can break the rear tires traction and begin a beautiful free-flowing drift around the long bend until you get cocky and end up throwing it into a ditch. But the fact is that the death of Pontiac we’ve missed out on a General Motors variation of the Camero and Pontiac G8 that offered rear wheel drive. Now there’s no telling whether Chevy plans to produce the Chevy SS 2014 in both a two-door and four-door model but it is a possibility. Vehicles such as the Ford Taurus SHO and Chrysler 300 SRT-8 are gobbling up street credit while Chevrolet is left with no contender for the family muscle car.
Would be interesting is to see what powertrain Chevrolet goes with for the Chevy SS. Pretty sure that the SS chassis will be the same as used on the current Camaro therefore leading us to believe that it will receive the same high output 3.6L V-6 and 6.2L V-8 that the Camaro has. When different we could see is Chevys implementation of new engine design such as the 2014 Chevy Corvette. As the company will be downsizing their engine yet boosting compression ratios as well as utilizing different cam timing and lift as well as direct injection. It would be nice to see a 400+ hp sedan with the option for a ZL-1 edition later on that shares the CTS-V and Corvette ZL-1 supercharged dragon slayer with around 556 hp. Chevrolet will also likely place the Tremac 6-speed manual and Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic in the Chevy SS 2014 making for a fun daily driver.
Rumor is that the car will be based on the Caprice from Australia. Hopefully this will have an updated front fascia as the current base model looks like a dated Kia. Hopefully Chevrolet with do the SS justice and give it a sleek and hunkered down stance with a sporty yet chiseled front end. The Holden Commodore looks great in the right trim to me and if Chevy can just update these looks then that is fine with me. The problem is that they will likely put a big dumb grille with a big dumb gold Chevy emblem on it, how about just an SS emblem showing like the Camaros use to be. I can bitch about what I want but it won’t make any difference. GM is a slow and lethargic moving company and hopefully they might have learned enough from what the customers want in order to deliver a potentially iconic powerhouse.
Either way this car should pack some power and by doing so will probably gather a following of middle aged, middle management, middle class men that have one too many sex trophies and need the extra doors.
Categories: Production Cars