With the 2014 Chevy SS just over the horizon, many enthusiasts are awaiting the launch of Chevrolet’s latest offering with great anticipation. Rightfully so, since up to this point GM has largely kept the car under wraps. So far they teased us with a NASCAR version, covered in a mask wrapping no less, to provide us with a vague idea of what the car could look like. If you know anything about NASCAR, then you would know that even if they did show us what the stock car version looked like, it would be so far removed from the real thing that it wouldn’t even matter.
In the meantime, we just ran across this rendering on Road and Track’s website and felt it was necessary to share it with all of you. Of course, no specifics are yet concrete on this car, other than it will utilize the Zeta chassis and assembled alongside the Holden Commodore in Australia.
We think it’s a good looking car based off of this illustration, and we welcome yet another Aussie-sourced LS-powered rear drive car to our shores. However, there’s one thing that still irritates us with this car; it’s name. In the past, we’ve seen the SS/Super Sport badge on many Chevrolet vehicles; from Impalas to Camaros, to even pickup trucks and Cobalts, and that’s exactly the problem. Why is this thing simply called an “SS?”
With a new Impala to launch for 2014, it’s been said that GM doesn’t want any confusion with that car, and this one. Fair enough. But give it a name. The Super Sport badge is coveted trim option, not a nameplate. Check out the renderings here.