Ah yes, the Chevrolet SS, just recently introduced for the 2014 model year- this rather ordinary looking sedan is anything but. Hidden under its hood is a 415 horsepower 6.2 liter V8 that pushes the large sedan to 60 miles per hour in just 4.7 seconds. The giant four-piston Brembo brakes and a limited slip differential make the SS not too shabby in the handling department.So what more could you want from a rear-wheel drive rocket ship with enough seating for 5?
Well the answer is a standard manual transmission! That’s right – the 2014 Chevy SS has only been available with a 6-speed automatic. This is great news for all those enthusiasts that love rowing through the gears and having the best possible control over their grocery getter on steroids. It becomes quite reassuring that the manual transmission is not yet dead and what better way to honor the performance of this unique sedan than give it 6 speeds that are under total driver control. For the 2015 model year the SS will also receive a big lesson in handling from its older siblings like the Corvette Stingray, Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS with the addition of magnetic ride control. With the huge upgrade in suspension technology paired with the old school feel of a manual transmission and the already beastly power-train, the 2015 Chevrolet SS is sure to be a very exciting sedan and one that we can’t wait to get our hands on.
Here you can watch the magnetic ride control and 6.2 Liter V8 in action with the 2014 Corvette Stringray