So this is the long-awaited Chevrolet SS race car which will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from 2013. It is an important car, because it is not just a mere race machine. It will spawn a road-going production Chevy SS, to be unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show.
Usually it’s the other way around, with the race being derived from the production model. Still, it sounds great to have a road-going car that was developed initially as a race car. The new SS will be powered by a small block V-8 engine, and it will be rear-wheel-drive. So it’s got pretty much all the bases covered!
It’s not a new platform; it is actually the same as Chevrolet Camaro and Holden’s upcoming VF Commodore. But that’s alright because it isn’t a half bad chassis. It’s a bit lairy, but that’s what makes it fun. Plus The car’s got a very cool badge. The SS (SuperSport) 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 SS is going to be an interesting car.
The race car meanwhile will make its track debut at the 2013 SpeedWeeks in Daytona.