For those of you who remember the true dark ages of GM – 2008-2010, many well-loved brands such as Saturn and Pontiac got axed. Yes, some Pontiacs were bad, but not all of them were. The Pontiac G8 was one of the best Pontiacs to come out of the factory since the original GTO. Or so said Bob Lutz. I believe him. When Pontiac was axed in 2010, work was underway by Bob Lutz to bring the popular Holden Commodore (Australian-market car) into the U.S. as a Chevy. We won’t know much else about the 2014 Chevy until it’s launch just before the Daytona 500. Don’t be surprised to hear a 6.2-liter LS1 engine – not the 5.7 – the 6.2. It will likely be a pumped-up version of the Corvette Stingray’s. We know that transmission choices will consist of a six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual. GM’s North American president, Mark Reuss said of the 2014 SS (street car) at the race version’s debut last week, “It’ll be a halo car for Chevrolet because we really don’t have a high-performance four-door sedan. It fills that niche.” It will be a driver’s car for more than just the driver. Right now, the Corvette and the Camaro ZL1 are the drivers cars, but they can’t hold five people. Comfortably.
Don’t expect to see too many on the road – an initial production run of 5000-10000 units is proposed. Of course, there aren’t any pictures of the street SS, but there are some pictures of the NASCAR SS for you to drool over.