When GM announced that it was going to import the Holden Commodore to America and sell it as the Chevy SS, we were immediately excited at getting a genuine RWD performance sedan from GM again. However, knowing that these cars had to be imported from the land of Oz 10,000 or so miles away, we couldn’t help but wonder what this awesome car might cost.
Well now we have an answer. The 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan will start at $44,470, including the $995 destination fee. It’s an expensive performance car alright, but for the family man who refuses to give up his horsepower, it’s the cheapest option you’ve got.
At this price, the 2014 Chevy SS is about $5,000 cheaper than the current Corvette C6, and $7,500 cheaper than the new 2014 Corvette Stingray C7. This definitely helps it fill the role of a “four-door Corvette”, and with options we’re sure the price could easily swing over $50,000. But compared to other American performance sedans, like the Dodge Charger SRT8, the Chevy SS is about $3,000 less. While slightly less powerful, an extra three grand can add a lot modifications.
With a 415 horsepower LS3 engine, rear-wheel drive, and a 0-60 MPH time in the five-second range, this isn’t your average grocery getter. That said, we’re wondering if GM has plans for bringing the 576 horsepower supercharged versions of the Commodore to America, like they have for the UK’s Vauxhall VXR8 GTS and the Aussie HSV GTS. After all, this is America; shouldn’t we get the biggest and baddest of the bunch too?