Recently, Chevrolet unveiled its 2013 NASCAR Chevrolet SS race car. The eagerly anticipated car is powered by the legendary small block V-8 engine. Beginning with the 2013 SpeedWeeks in Daytona, Florida, the rear-wheel drive performance sedan will be Chevrolet’s newest chapter in its storied racing history.
The new NASCAR race car is similar to the all-new rear wheel drive V-8 Chevrolet SS performance sedan that is scheduled to debut in early 2013.
The Chevrolet SS will replace the Impala that scored 151 wins between 1959-1964 and 2007-20012. The SS is the next in a long line of famous nameplates that Chevrolet has raced.
GM North America President Mark Reuss, a passionate race fan, noted that the debut of the SS NASAR race car is an exciting moment for him. “With the SS, Chevrolet is delivering a true rear-wheel-drive NASCAR race car that is very closely linked to the performance sedan that will be available for sale, ensuring that our most loyal enthusiast will have the opportunity to experience the same thrill every day on the open road that our race car drivers enjoy on the track on race day.”
The Chevrolet SS will be a derivative of the award-winning global rear-wheel-drive architecture that has given birth to performance vehicles like the Chevrolet Camaro. The SS will be a limited production version of the 2014 model and will arrive in dealer showrooms in late 2013. The release of the SS marks the first time in 17 years that Chevrolet will offer a rear-wheel-drive sedan for sale in the United States.
Chevy has used the SS (Super Sport) designation on high-performance models of some of its most enduring nameplates. The designation first appeared in 1957 on a Corvette prototype race car. The first production vehicle offered with an SS optional package was the 1961 Impala. Only 453 were built with the upgrades, which included a modified chassis and suspension, power brakes, a steering column mounted tachometer and unique wheels and tires. The SS designation was revived in the Chevrolet lineup in 2010 with the fifth-generation Camaro.
Chevrolet has earned 702 victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, which is more than any other manufacturer. Chevy’s first win came on March 26, 1955, at Columbia, South Carolina, with Founty Flock behind the wheel. Jimmie Johnson earned Chevy’s 700th victory was in November at the Texas Motor Speedway.
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