Chevrolet SS High Performance Variants, Manual Transmission Models a Possibility

Chevrolet SS High Performance Variants, Manual Transmission Models a Possibility

This past week, General Motors showed off a customized version of its Chevrolet SS model at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, hinting that high-performance variants of its big rear-wheel drive sedan are a possibility.

The Jeff Gordon Performance Concept Chevy SS was built with input from No. 24 himself and while its 6.2-liter V8 remains at the stock 415 hp, more powerful versions could be on the way.

Imported from Australia where it’s sold as the Commodore, models down under are available with 544 hp and even 580 hp!

Chevrolet SS Jeff Gordon Performance Concept Unveiled

According to Chevrolet Performance Cars Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick importing the higher performance models will come down to how successful the current model is. With a sales target between 2,000 and 3,000 cars, Chevy would consider more potent versions for the U.S.

In addition, while U.S. buyers only have on transmission option, a six-speed automatic, if it’s justified, six-speed manual transmission models could also arrive in America.

GALLERY: Chevrolet SS Jeff Gordon Performance Concept



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  • Somnambulator

    I can’t imagine driving a 415hp v8 car, no matter if it’s a sedan, sports coupe, or 2-seater sports car, without a manual gearbox. This is the successor to the G8 GT. hopefully it lives up to it’s remarkable reputation.

  • Stonebreaker

    Definitely get the manual, but it might be cheaper to hotrod the engine yourself.

  • John Mayo

    The Chevrolet SS without a manual transmission makes about as much sense as dating a girl who doesn’t put out. Why bother?