The planned closure of General Motors’ Australian facilities in 2017 came with an assumption that the Holden Commodore-based Chevrolet SS—manufactured in Elizabeth, South Australia—could die out as well. But it looks like that hunch was an incorrect one, at least for the next year or two.
AutoGuide’s Craig Cole is as far from being Chris Harris’ Detroit-based cousin as its humanly possible, but he still explains perfectly why you should get a Chevrolet SS if you have the means.
Austin Dillon’s 2015 Chevrolet SS Sprint Cup car was being driven by Bobby Labonte when the Redcoats decided to fight back.
Shockingly, people haven't exactly lined up to spend between $37,000 and $52,000 on a V8-powered family sedan that's so visually bland it makes a Crown Vic look like a Countach, even if that sedan happens to be great to drive. Perhaps a Camaro 1LE-inspired option will help boost Chevrolet SS sales. Maybe? (Probably…
Recently, we posted about great cars that no one was buying. At number four was the Chevy SS, with a 415hp LS3 V8, rear-wheel drive and mag-ride suspension; it is a modern day E39 M5. The reason for such lackluster sales isn't because people don't want them, it is because they can't have the one they want.
Way back in April, we learned from Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman that America's modern-day answer to the E39 BMW M5, the Chevrolet SS, was upping its game by adding a manual transmission and a Magnetic Ride suspension. After that, we never got official confirmation from General Motors. Until now!
It's a Vauxhall VXR8 GTS against a Mercedes E63 AMG, but while the Merc is slightly faster off the line, that's not what I care about. Given that the Chevrolet SS is getting a manual next year, would you buy that or the Vauxhall if you could?
Big V8 power, rear-wheel drive and sleeper-ish good looks: there's a lot to love about the Chevrolet SS. But from the beginning, there has been one glaring omission enthusiasts everywhere have complained about: the lack of a manual transmission. Now we're hearing that's about to be fixed.
Look at the marketing and the name and you'd think the Chevy SS is nothing but a Corvette-engined mulletmobile good for nothing but burnouts. As it turns out, that's not what the car is like at all. It's something more endearing than that.
We appreciate the 2014 Chevrolet SS. It is a solid take on a classic American sedan: big V8 in front sending power to the back. But there are ways it could be better. Like supercharging it and making it a wagon.
Oh, Chevrolet SS! You carry the shared hope of two nations, Australia and America, that the masses can still appreciate raw V8 muscle and sweet, sweet rear-wheel drive. And you get even better when Hennessey Performance gets their hands on you.
Before most people can even find a Chevy SS for sale, Callaway has put one under the knife and created a kit they think will bump horsepower to 570 and torque to 535 lb-ft.
Got a smidge under $45,000 that's burning a hole in your pocket? Then Chevrolet has an Australian-born, rear-wheel-drive, V8-packing sedan for you.
Sometimes the Aussies get it right. Other times the Aussies get it really right. This is the Holden HSV GTS. It's a 2014 Chevy SS with the 575 horsepower supercharged V8 from the Camaro ZL1. That makes this Australia's most powerful car. Of course, it isn't coming to America. Damn.
Bad news for our friends in Canada. The new Chevrolet SS — the sedan that looks like a car you rent at the airport when Hertz or whoever didn't have the one you reserved but packs a 415-horsepower V8 so it's okay — will not be headed north.
When we showed you the 2014 Holden Commodore SS V, many of you wondered whether that car would have a stick shift when it was imported to America as the next Chevrolet SS. It turns out that if you want the manual, you're gonna have to go to Australia. Bummer.
Just imagine it with different badges and you're good.