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Production Ready 2014 Chevrolet SS Sedan Photo Illustrations and Specs ? RoadandTrack.com

Now being released are the Artist renditions of what the new SS should look like.
2014 Chevrolet SS sedan - First Look

Chevy’s V-8-powered cop car ready for civilian duty.

By Nick Kurczewski / Illustrations by Theophilus Chin/Chris Doane Automotive



The 2013 Chevrolet Super Sport (SS) has the performance to net some serious speeding violations but, thankfully, one seriously undercover exterior that won’t draw attention from the boys in blue. What started out as the Chevy Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) is now ready to turn in its shield for a quieter civilian life. These artist renditions of the Chevrolet SS paint a pretty good picture as to what this sleeper performance sedan should look like when it goes on sale next year, as a 2014 model.
The Chevy SS is based on the rear-wheel-drive Zeta platform that was developed by Holden, GM’s Australian brand. The Zeta platform underpins several Holden vehicles, the current Chevrolet Camaro and, for all you trivia buffs out there, the Chinese-market Buick Park Avenue. The arrival of the 2014 Chevrolet SS marks something of a U.S. reunion for the car, since it originally appeared as the Pontiac G8 back in 2008. When GM axed the Pontiac division, we were robbed of this impressive Aussie performance sedan.


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The Caprice PPV that recently visited us at R&T came powered by a 355-bhp 6.0-liter V-8 engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. While we noted it was no lightweight, weighing in at 4,160 lbs., we have it on good authority (via the Michigan State Police, to be exact) that the Caprice PPV accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds and tops out at 154 mph. Expect the civilian version to be even quicker, since it will likely share the same 426-bhp 6.2-liter V-8 found in the Camaro SS. For all intents and purposes, the Chevrolet SS is a Camaro with an extra set of doors.
The Caprice PPV already comes with a heavy-duty suspension and upgraded brakes, two features that should make the jump to the standard production model. Not making the leap to off-duty status will be the PPV’s 18-inch steel wheels, high-output alternator (for lights and sirens), and front seats designed to accommodate an officer’s utility belt. The utilitarian black plastic cabin and easy-to-clean back seat of the Caprice PPV are also certain to be significantly upgraded.
Our Caprice PPV test car had a sticker price of $32,305. Even with a few extra grand added to cover the cost of various comfort and convenience features, the upcoming Chevrolet SS remains a bargain. An official (pun intended) debut later this year, during the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, seems likely.

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LoL I was looking online about used '12 PPVs found a few for $25k or so.

Then came back here & viola.
Personally, I prefer the looks of the PPV over this rendition (minus the spotlight). Just my .02

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Interesting, but those jackasses dont know what they're talking about...lol The Cappy is on the EXTENDED platform, not even mentionable in relation...anyhow it will be on the same body as the G8. I'd guess a G8 with a 2014 Impala-esque front end. Can't wait til the unveiling in Feb.

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almost do able,, im sure gm will f it up some how..they always do
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almost do able,, im sure gm will f it up some how..they always do
This isn't the 90s.

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This isn't the 90s.
Impala is still FWD, monte Carlo is gone, el camino is gone, and it's getting outsold by a Japanese company that struggled to make 50 horsepower 30 years ago.
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Impala is still FWD, monte Carlo is gone, el camino is gone, and it's getting outsold by a Japanese company that struggled to make 50 horsepower 30 years ago.
ElCamino has been gone since 80s. It's a redneck car
Monte Carlo - Sales tank, why should they make it? it's a car for NASCAR fans
The new Impala should be RWD - one for you
Cadillac, Buick, GMC and Chevy are doing quite well. GM is doing the right things

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ElCamino has been gone since 80s. It's a redneck car
Monte Carlo - Sales tank, why should they make it? it's a car for NASCAR fans
The new Impala should be RWD - one for you
Cadillac, Buick, GMC and Chevy are doing quite well. GM is doing the right things
The el Camino would be the perfect way to improve CAFE ratings. It's technically a truck yet it gets car MPG.
The Monte Carlo could easily be a great 2 door full size sports coupe RWD of course.
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The el Camino would be the perfect way to improve CAFE ratings. It's technically a truck yet it gets car MPG.
The Monte Carlo could easily be a great 2 door full size sports coupe RWD of course.
I agree that Chevy is making mistakes. Monte Carlo is not just geriatric. It should get the revamp it deserves. Like the one before this last one.
And the El Camino....well, I bet you Chevrolet is "A-Holden" THAT one back! what they could do with those cars...and Holden....but they don't. Makes you wonder WHY.

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The el Camino would be the perfect way to improve CAFE ratings. It's technically a truck yet it gets car MPG.
The Monte Carlo could easily be a great 2 door full size sports coupe RWD of course.
Do you really think GM could sell enough UTEs/El Caminos to justify it? I don't.

With the Camaro now leading Chevy's RWD coupes with a backseat, not sure they could sell enough 'Monte Carlos' to justify it. I think the bean counters might know a thing or two about that

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Do you really think GM could sell enough UTEs/El Caminos to justify it? I don't.

With the Camaro now leading Chevy's RWD coupes with a backseat, not sure they could sell enough 'Monte Carlos' to justify it. I think the bean counters might know a thing or two about that
Were those the same bean counters that approved the 5.7 diesel, the chevette, the citation, the cimarron, and the vega?
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^ LOL, well said. Australia was doing ok with the El Camino last I checked, forget what the hell they call it over there, but thats what it is.

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Holden Ute. They're pretty cool. I'd prefer the wagon....


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