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I don't know if it's just me wishful thinking, but if you listen closely at about 4 minutes and 30 seconds, they say estimated horsepower output of 450. If they do that versus the 415 everyone seems to be reporting it would definitely make it worth the premium over the Camaro in my opinion.


 

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Good find, surprised no one picked up on that yet. 415 is what the Chevy SS is rated at. Sucks big time that this mistake was made at a big event unveiling the SS.

AutoGuide says 415Hp & 415 torque is it...

Finally, the V8 powered sport-sedan from Chevrolet has been revealed, sporting both impressive performance credentials and luxury goods.

Standing alongside the new NASCAR Chevy SS, the road-going production version certainly looks brawny enough for the Chevy faithful, harking back to the Pontiac G8 and taking inspiration from the new Holden Commodore.
The SS will actually be made alongside the Holden Commodore in Australia and uses the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine, as opposed to the new LT1 motor found in the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Still, that V8 is plenty powerful, putting 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. Chevy estimates a sub five-second 0-60 sprint.
This should help the SS compete against other full-size rivals like the Chrysler 300C and Hyundai Genesis sedan, which are both available with V8 power and rear-wheel drive to provide sporty driving dynamics. However, those two cars also feature a full suite of luxury amenities and high-tech features.
The new SS doesn’t disappoint in that regard, with a spacious interior that provides as much interior legroom than the 300 and Genesis, give or take an inch.
Leather seating is standard and there are “SS” emblems stitched into the instrument panel. Cabin lighting lends icey-blue accents to the interior at night too.
In terms of tech, the SS has loads of standard equipment including a MyLink touch screen infotainment and navigation, a Bose nine-speaker sound system, a color heads-up display, push-button start, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, side blind zone alert, rear-vision camera and rear cross traffic alert. The SS is also the first Chevrolet vehicle to offer active park assist, which can help automatically park the porky sedan.
Still, the SS will appeal most to enthusiasts, and although the car is only available with a six-speed automatic transmission, (with paddle shifters) it still has some tire-shredding potential. A close to 50/50 weight distribution, and a low center of gravity was made possible thanks to an aluminum hood and rear deck lid, and are sure to help with handling.
The vehicle’s standard Brembo brakes have ventilated 355-millimeter rotors and two-piece four-piston front calipers, and are sure to bring the big sedan to a stop quickly.
Overall, the SS exudes a bad-ass attitude thanks to its staggered 19-inch wheels. Pricing hasn’t been announced and is sure to come closer to the car’s debut later this year.
 

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I remember hearing that when it aired but chalked it up to being mispoken. I thought it was by one of the Nascar announcers.

Here's to hoping!
 

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When the BMW 335 first came out it was rated ar 300 hp but it was really closer to 330 or so. BMW underrated its published hp for various reasons. I believe the SS is approximated to be 415 hp 415 ft-lb. It could conceivably go up.

As said above, here's to hoping!
 

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When the BMW 335 first came out it was rated ar 300 hp but it was really closer to 330 or so. BMW underrated its published hp for various reasons. I believe the SS is approximated to be 415 hp 415 ft-lb. It could conceivably go up.

As said above, here's to hoping!
GM SAE certifies and publishes it's drivetrain power levels. Doubt we'll see them do something like what BMW does. Plus, this looks to be the same drivetrain wise as the G8 GXP, so I would suspect power levels are the same.
 

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I am pretty sure that was just a slip up and he actually said 415. I went back and watched that part multiple times after I thought I heard him say 450 the first time. I think that 15 and 50 sound similar enough that they can easily confused without crystal clear audio
 

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He definitely said 415 horsepower. I listened a few times just to make sure. Even if he said 450, it most likely was a slip up.

I'm pretty sure 415 is the confirmed amount.
 

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I am pretty sure that was just a slip up and he actually said 415. I went back and watched that part multiple times after I thought I heard him say 450 the first time. I think that 15 and 50 sound similar enough that they can easily confused without crystal clear audio
He definitely said 415 horsepower. I listened a few times just to make sure. Even if he said 450, it most likely was a slip up.

I'm pretty sure 415 is the confirmed amount.
Yeah it's likely his "415" sounds like "450"

Doesn't seem like that big of an issue, I bet site like Jalopnik, AutoBlog, etc would have articles highlighting the slip up if it was that bad.

Would be awesome if the 2014 Chevy SS actually had 450hp :D
 
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