When it goes on sale in 2013 as a 2014 model, the Chevrolet SS (not pictured above) will be the first V8 rear-wheel-drive sedan to join Chevy‘s U.S. lineup since 1995. Its platform will be a derivative of the global rear-wheel-drive architecture that underpins the likes of the Chevy Camaro and the upcoming Holden VF Commodore. Although GM has yet to release official specs, it says the car “will benefit from significant technology advances which enhance overall performance.”
The 2014 SS will also be Chevrolet’s next NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar and will debut in its race configuration at the 2013 Daytona 500.
“As a passionate race fan and performance enthusiast, I am thrilled that Chevrolet will deliver a true rear-wheel-drive NASCAR racecar in the SS that is closely linked to the performance sedan that will be available for sale,” said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. “The Chevrolet SS is a great example of how GM is able to leverage its global product portfolio to deliver a unique performance experience that extends beyond the track. I am personally looking forward to driving it.”
The Chevy’s performance sedan will be built in limited numbers and carries on from where the Pontiac G8 left off. But unlike the G8, which was only offered as a sedan, it might get additional bodystyles such as a wagon or pickup.