Chevrolet revealed the official price of the 2014 SS high-performance sedan, and it starts at $44,470, including a $995 destination charge. That makes the SS one of the most affordable ways to get your hands on 415 horsepower. The fact that it is a big, comfy saloon only boosts its appeal.
The Chevy SS is powered by a LS3 6.2L small-block V-8, rated at 415 horsepower (310 kW) and 415 lb-ft of torque (563 Nm). It is a heavy car, and it’s loaded with features and equipment, but still, it manages to go from 0 to 60 mph in bout five seconds.
Sadly, Chevy doesn’t offer a manual gearbox for this car in America. The only choice for the transmission is a six-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted manually using TAPshift paddles mounted on the steering wheel.
The SS only has two options, including a power-operated sunroof ($900) and full-size spare tire ($500). It is the simplicity of this car that makes it desirable. It has a V8 upfront, a six-speed in the middle, MacPherson strut front and multi-link independent rear suspension, Brembo brakes, 19-inch wheels, 50/50 weight distribution. There isn’t much electronic trickery going on here.
Standard equipment includes:
- High intensity discharge headlamps with Light emitting diode daytime running lamps
- Automatic Parking Assist
- Chevrolet MyLink with a color touch screen and GPS-based navigation system
- Bose® premium audio system – including SiriusXM radio (with 12-month trial)
- Color head-up display and color driver information center
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Alloy pedal covers
- Heated and ventilated front seats with memory
- Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Departure Warning
- Rear-vision camera with rear park assist
- Keyless access and push-button start.