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 Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 3:45 pm 
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Chevrolet Announces New SS Performance Sedan
Will compete in 2013 NASCAR and arrive in showrooms as 2014 model
2012-05-17

DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced the return of a V-8 powered, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan to the U.S. lineup, the Chevrolet SS. The SS will also be Chevrolet's next NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar and will debut in its race configuration at the 2013 Daytona 500.

The limited production version of the Chevrolet SS will be a 2014 model and will arrive in dealer showrooms in late 2013. It is the first time in 17 years that Chevrolet will offer a rear-wheel-drive sedan for sale in the United States.

Chevrolet has a long history of using the SS (Super Sport) designation on high-performance models of some of its most enduring nameplates. The SS designation first appeared in 1957 on a Corvette prototype race car built under the guidance of Zora Arkus-Duntov with the plan to enter it in the Le Mans 24-hour race.

The first production vehicle offered with an SS option was the 1961 Impala – 453 were built with the performance upgrades which included a modified chassis and suspension, power brakes, a steering column mounted tachometer and unique wheels and tires. The latest SS model in the Chevrolet lineup is the fifth-generation Camaro, which debuted in 2010.

The Chevrolet SS will be a derivative of the award-winning global rear-wheel-drive architecture that spawns performance vehicles like Chevrolet Camaro and Holden's upcoming VF Commodore. The much anticipated Australian-built car will benefit from significant technology advances which enhance overall performance.

"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."

Chevrolet was America's best-selling performance car brand in 2011 with Camaro and Corvette accounting for one out of every three sports cars sold in the United States. The addition of the SS should strengthen Chevrolet's position as a leading performance brand.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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 Post subject: Re: Aussie/NASCAR News!
 Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 3:49 pm 
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And also news of this here!

http://www.jayski.com/teams/chevy.htm

Shrinker?? How did this get past you? Or did you know and were sworn to secrecy? :-k

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 Post subject: Re: Aussie/NASCAR News!
 Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 4:06 pm 
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And also news of this here!

http://www.jayski.com/teams/chevy.htm

Shrinker?? How did this get past you? Or did you know and were sworn to secrecy? :-k

That was on the news here the other day. Its just a Holden Commodore to us, nothing special there everywhere. crash into them all the time. They litter my backyard, they breakdown from poor design, there cheap. Anything else i can stir up?
You know the Pontiac GTO, well its the same car.


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 Post subject: Re: Aussie/NASCAR News!
 Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:32 pm 
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shrinker wrote:
Ken0069 wrote:
And also news of this here!

http://www.jayski.com/teams/chevy.htm

Shrinker?? How did this get past you? Or did you know and were sworn to secrecy? :-k

That was on the news here the other day. Its just a Holden Commodore to us, nothing special there everywhere. crash into them all the time. They litter my backyard, they breakdown from poor design, there cheap. Anything else i can stir up?
You know the Pontiac GTO, well its the same car.


Thanks for bursting that balloon for us starved for manly car Yanks O:) .

Kinda like living near Disney World, I guess. Everyone thinks going there is the cat's arse. We just go there for lunch and to stare at tourists that don't speak English.


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 Post subject: Re: Aussie/NASCAR News!
 Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 12:05 am 
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The Commodore is called Lumina and the Omega. The GTO pontiac is the Monaro here. The car is made under the Holden banner here, Its made in the Suburb of Elizabeth here in Adelaide where I live. The engines used to be the 308 cube aussie motor which is an excellent engine. But it was changed to the chev a few years ago since they started exporting them to you guys. The chev engine has had a few reliability issues here that the holden didnt have. The only issue with the holden engine is the head gaskets give trouble unless you use Cometic MLS when you really go for it hotting them up. But other than that they were a good engine with very reliable parts. The Holden engine had a cylinder head the same as a cleveland except the valves were in line. They are a very cheap engine to get 500 hp out of. A guy here named Ron Harrop produces a 355 cube stroker kit for them it really makes them go. A 355 holden makes 535hp on original cast iron heads ported. Unported they make around 470 so its pretty cheap.


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