Chevrolet SS 

  • 2014
  • 415 HP 6.2L
 
In pure performance terms, there's little doubt the SS could keep pace with the 535i, which costs a cool $10k more with a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2013)
This behavior is especially noticeable because the engine loves to rev with a quickness foretold by its 415-horse peak that isn't attained until a lofty 5,900 rpm.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2013)

Data points Key details of the Chevrolet SS

Horsepower

Chevrolet SS
415 HP
Corvette Z06
500 HP

Torque

Chevrolet SS
417 ft-lb
M3 (E92) Coupe
295 ft-lb

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Powertrain

The most notable nit to pick with the driving experience is the SS's six-speed automatic transmission.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2013)
Unlike in the Holden version of the SS, the VF Commodore SS-V, a six-speed manual isn't available.
by MotorTrend
Power is routed to the rear through a six-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
by MotorTrend

Performance

Performance-tuned electric power steering; two-piece, four-piston front Brembo brakes (rear brakes are single-piston sliding calipers); and forged 19-inch aluminum wheels are all standard.
by MotorTrend
Up front are four-piston monobloc calipers, with single-piston sliding calipers in the rear.
by AutoBlog (Apr, 2014)
In order to make the gearbox shift up at the perfect time ahead of redline, the driver needs to pull the paddle, which is cast from an unfortunately flimsy plastic, a split-second earlier than expected, else the LS3 V8 (borrowed from the C6 Corvette) will bounce off its hard rev limiter a bit past its 6,000-rpm redline.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2013)

Body style

In terms of passenger comfort, this halo sedan isn't going to win any segment awards.
by AutoBlog (Apr, 2014)
GM certainly hopes so, as this new SS sedan from Chevrolet is the latest model to be designed and built in Australia and shipped to the United States as a performance sedan.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2013)
Reading between those five lines, all of these sedans are priced fairly competitively with each other.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2013)

Handling

The electric power steering is nicely weighted and knows that straight ahead sits, well, straight ahead – meaning it's not afflicted with the maladies commonly attributed to electric power steering setups.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2013)
The Bridgestones hug the earth to the tune of 0.95 g, body roll is nicely restrained, and there’s just a touch of understeer at the adhesion limit.
by Car and Driver (Dec, 2013)
Grip from the 245/40ZR19 front and 275/35ZR19 rear Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires is plentiful, and its ability to stick in a corner doesn't result in a harsh ride.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2013)

Transmission

Standard braking hardware consists of vented, 14-inch (355-mm) two-piece rotors and four-piston calipers from Brembo up front and 12.7-inch solid rotors at the rear, and they perform admirably bringing the 3,975-pound sedan down from speed.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2013)
There isn't much brand-new technology in the SS, although it does represent Chevy's first use of Automatic Parking Assist.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2013)
When the automaker chose to import the four-door, it decided that its $43,475 base price would include a high level of standard content.
by AutoBlog (Apr, 2014)

In The News From around the web

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Chevrolet SS

www.supercars.net
As Chevrolet’s first V-8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996, the new Chevrolet SS is designed to deliver performance on the street and on the track.
The spacious interior of the SS will comfortably accommodate five adults, with 42 inches of front legroom, and 39 inches of rear legroom.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Chevrolet
Type of car Production car
Year 2014
City mileage 14 MPG
Highway mileage 21 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.54 lb/hp
Maximum hp 415 HP @ 5,900 RPM
Maximum torque 417 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,960 lb
Width 74.7 in
Height 57.9 in
Length 195.5 in
Wheelbase 114.8 in
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