It has long been rumored that GM would bring a rear wheel drive, V8-powered four-door performance sedan back to its lineup after the short-lived Pontiac G8 experiment. The G8 never really had a chance to get off the ground, as the brand was killed shortly after the car was introduced. But with the Chevrolet SS, there is reason to be optimistic for the long-term prospects of the platform.
Chevrolet has announced that next week on February 16th, we will finally get a look at a production version of the Chevrolet SS performance sedan. Will it live up to the hype? While we know to expect a car built on the same Zeta chassis that underpins the current Camaro, it’s not clear whether the SS will arrive with a version of the new Gen V small block, dubbed the LT1, under the hood like its cousin the C7 Corvette, or if it will be powered by a member of the current LS family of V8 engines.
GM is choosing the week of the Daytona 500 to reveal the Chevrolet SS sedan, which will be replacing the Impala as their nameplate of choice for the Sprint Cup. You may remember that details leaked about the Chevy SS last year, and GM was cornered into revealing camouflaged pictures of what the future Chevy performance sedan would look like.
Then GM unveiled the race car version of the Chevy SS, which gave us some hints as to what the production model would look like. The first official look at the production car will be February 16th at the Fan Zone at Daytona International Speedway. However, you won’t be able to actually buy a Chevy SS until the second half of the year. As they say, waiting is the hardest part.