So far, every 2013 Chevrolet SS NASCAR Sprint Cup car that’s shown up for testing has looked like something from a Rorschach test or maybe a psychedelic experiment from the 1960s gone horribly wrong, but that’s about to change.
Up until now, Chevy has insisted that the SS always run in a bizarre black-and-white wrap to conceal its true appearance.
Finally, on Nov. 29 at the Wynn Las Vegas, Chevrolet will show the SS off in real race trim, minus the headache-inducing graphics.
The street version of the SS will be based on Australian Holden VE Commodore, a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sedan. The SS also bears a close resemblance to the late, lamented Pontiac G8, another Holden-based sedan.
GM will be the last of the four automakers currently in NASCAR to formally unveil its 2013 car.
Ford showed off its new Fusion in January and again at Daytona Speedweeks. Before it decided to pull out of NASCAR, Dodge unveiled its 2013 Charger at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Toyota’s new Camry was first shown in May.
All of next year’s cars will have new and very different bodies, although the existing chassis will work on the new cars.
CUP: Chevy To Show Real SS In Vegas