16 de fevereiro de 2013

2014 Chevrolet SS revealed. We already saw him as the Holden VF SS V

Externally the only difference from the Holden Commodore SS V VF is the different logo on the front and the back, besides the new paint and wheels, but what is worth mentioning is that it is the first Chevrolet V8 rear-drive performance sedan in 17 years.

But when the Holden was introduced a few days nothing was revealed about the engine so it was with some joy that i saw Chevrolet revealing the engines specs in their press release. The SS comes with the 6.2liter LS3 Chevrolet V8, producing around 415hp and 562Nm (415lb/ft) of torque, so you know it will be fast.

The LS3 is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission that works together with the TAPshift paddles mounted on the steering wheel for a 0 to 60mph (97km/h) run in about five seconds. Unfortunately nothing was said about the top speed but i am sure it is limited to 155mph (250km/h).

The exterior includes the same ventilated Brembo brakes with 355mm rotors and two-piece, four-piston front calipers, aluminum hood and rear deck lid for a near 50/50 weight distribution, and forged aluminum wheels, with Bridgestone tires: 19 x 8.5 inch wheels with 245/40ZR19 tires in front; 19 x 9.0 inch wheels with 275/35ZR19 tires rear.

Inside we get 42 inches (107cm) of front legroom, and 39 inches (99cm) of rear legroom, leather seats as standard, the Chevrolet MyLink system in a color touch screen, Bose® Nine-speaker premium sound system besides several other safety systems like, the Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone Alert.

Sales will start in the fourth quarter of 2013 with prices being disclosed closer to the on-sale date.