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Christopher Bruce2012-11-30 14:00:28

Chevrolet Reveals SS NASCAR Ahead of Road Car

The road car is based on the Holden Commodore

 
 
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ChevroletChevroletChevroletUnited States of America, 1911 > present82 models
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revealed the Chevrolet SSSSChevrolet SSUnited States of America, 2014 > present10 photos
NASCAR racecar yesterday ahead of the road car debut closer to launch. The Chevrolet SS is the brand’s new rear-wheel drive sport sedan with its small block V8. 

“With the SS, Chevrolet is delivering a true rear-wheel-drive NASCAR race car that is very closely linked to the performance sedan that will be available for sale, ensuring that our most loyal enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience the same thrill every day on the open road that our race car drivers enjoy on the track on race day," said GM President Mark Reuss.

The SS is a rebadged Holden CommodoreCommodore Gen.4Holden Commodore Gen.4Australia, 2006 > present9 versions
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that will be offered in the US with the Corvette'sCorvette Gen.6Chevrolet Corvette Gen.6United States of America, 2004 > present56 versions
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V8. When it goes on sale in 2013, it will be the first rear-wheel drive, Chevrolet-badged sedan in 17 years. 

In reality, making the SS Chevrolet's 2013 NASCAR is more of a marketing move than anything else. All of the cars are nearly identical but with different bodies that have to fit a shared template. From 2007 to 2012, Chevrolet campaigned the Impala SSImpala SSChevrolet Impala SSUnited States of America, 2006 > present3 photos
in NASCAR. 

This is not the first time that GM has offered a Holden in North America as a performance model. From 2004 to 2006, PontiacPontiacPontiacUnited States of America, 1949 > 201031 models
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offered the GTOGTO Gen.4Pontiac GTO Gen.4United States of America, 2003 > 20065 versions
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with the 5.7-liter and 6.0-liter V8s from the Corvette that was actually a Holden MonaroHolden Monaro (modern)Australia, 2001 > 20055 versions
. The Pontiac G8G8Pontiac G8United States of America, 2007 > present5 versions
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was a Holden Commodore offered in the US with a 6.0-liter or 6.2-liter V8. 

Traditionally, the SS has been the trim for the performance version of Chevrolet's cars. 

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