Yes, the Fords *do* look good. I'm not so sure about the Chevys, though. Although I consider myself a Chevy fan, I'm not real big on their idea of having to "import" the Holdens to run as a "Cup" car. Heck, I *still* can't stand any driver in a Toyota :\ I would've thought that Chevy would at least *look* at using the Malibu as their new entry. It's pretty slick, actually, and the street car has kinda grown on me.that FORD fusion looks awsome:thumbsup:
The 2014 Chevrolet SS will be...Now we just need the *manufacturers* to build two-door, rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered STREET CARS....LOLOLOL...
Originally Posted by JimmyMack12:
Now we just need the *manufacturers* to build two-door, rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered STREET CARS....LOLOLOL...
But the new 2013/14 SS will *still* be a four-door *sedan*, not a two-door *coupe*. And it's still "imported" from Australia.The 2014 Chevrolet SS will be...
It doesn't say how many will be imported. But, it's not really a "Chevy"; it's built by Holden, which is GM's Australian branch, Wonder if that'll bring ol' Marcos over to the Bowtie after his contract with Petty is up? One thing I don't really understand, is, that Chevrolet is really promoting this thing as a "2014" model. How, then, is it eligible as a "2013" Cup car, when it won't even be available in the States until "late 2013" according to the press release?Is that imported chevy a production car? Or is chevy doing like they did back in the day and have limited production to meet nascar's requirements?
CHEVY OFFERS ITS FIRST REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE, V-8 POWERED PERFORMANCE SEDAN SINCE 1996 – THE 2014 SS.
A V-8 powered, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan, the Chevrolet SS, returns to the US lineup. Even better? The SS will also be Chevrolet’s next NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar and will first debut in its race configuration at the 2013 Daytona 500.
Chevrolet has a long history of using the SS (Super Sport) designation on high-performance models of some of its most enduring nameplates, most recently on Camaro models. The limited production version of the Chevrolet SS will debut as part of the 2014 model year and will arrive in dealer showrooms late 2013.
“As a passionate race fan and performance enthusiast, I am thrilled that Chevrolet will deliver a true rear-wheel-drive NASCAR racecar in the SS that is closely linked to the performance sedan that will be available for sale,” said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. “The Chevrolet SS is a great example of how GM is able to leverage its global product portfolio to deliver a unique performance experience that extends beyond the track. I am personally looking forward to driving it.”
The first production vehicle offered with an SS option was the 1961 Impala – 453 were built with the performance upgrades which included a modified chassis and suspension, power brakes, a steering column mounted tachometer and unique wheels and tires.
The new SS will be the first rear-wheel-drive, V-8 performance sedan in the Chevrolet lineup since the Impala SS ended production in 1996. The storied history and strong emotion tied to past iterations of the SS are sure to fuel passion and intrigue as Chevy makes plans to release the vehicle in 2014.
Chevrolet was America’s best-selling performance car brand in 2011 with Camaro and Corvette accounting for one out of every three sports cars sold in the United States. The addition of the SS to the lineup will further strengthen Chevrolet’s position as a leading performance brand.
Now it's the Camaro...The Pontiac GTO they made a few years ago is based on the same platform. They used the Holden platform as well, now with e bowtie.
"The Pontiac GTO that was relaunched in the United States in 2004 was a rebadged third generation Holden Monaro"
you are so right Gary a can of worm and more BULL-S--TThe idea of making the cars look like the street cars sounds like a good idea....
However, for those that have watched Nascar since at least as early as the 90s, will remember all the complaining and finger pointing and constant rules changes with the different shapes. Both the Twisted Sister bodies and the COT bodies pretty much solved that problem. I think Nascar is opening up a can of worms again.
I'm not real thrilled that Nascar "Stock Cars" will now look like Japanese and European Touring cars. I guess we don't need Pan Cars any more. We still have real rear wheel drive American cars on the road, Camaro, Mustang and Charger....I guess I'm just old school thinking Stock Cars should be American Muscle Cars. LOL
At least the COT cars were a unique American thought.
And that's just the big cars....I have no idea where this will leave RC oval racing!!!!