Chevrolet SuperSport Sedan Detailed, Ute and Wagon Variants Likely

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Rumors are flying ever since an OnStar app revealed that Chevrolet has an ‘SS Performance’ model in the works. There is no doubt a Chevrolet SS Performance sedan is coming and now some details have surfaced surrounding the upcoming model.

Car & Driver is reporting that the Chevrolet SuperSport will be a street variant of its Caprice PPV police car (shown above), initially built on the Zeta rear-wheel drive platform and be available exclusively as a sedan in 2013. We will also be seeing the SuperSport name and styling applied to Chevrolet’s 2013 NASCAR entry.

Initially, the SuperSport sedan will likely be powered by the same 6.2-liter V8 found in the Camaro with around 415 hp. Later on, GM‘s 3.6-liter V6 with around 320 hp will be added as a lower-end option for consumers.

Speaking of the Camaro, Chevrolet plans on moving the Camaro to its Alpha platform when the Zeta II becomes a reality in 2015. Currently the Zeta platform is the base for the Camaro and Holden Ute that may also be making its way to America.

Rumors are that the SuperSport and Caprice PPV will move onto the Zeta II platform midway through 2015 when full production of the models will shift to North America.

[Source: Car & Driver]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Nonymous Nonymous on May 03, 2012

    If I'd bought one I'd re-badge mine the Caprice SS! I mean seriously a car this size named Super Sport and offering V6? At a bare minimum the V6 model should be Caprice! Besides the 94-96 SS was a Caprice with the exception of a sticker on the fender. Caprice is a true American length fullsize sedan just like all Caprice named predecessors! Hopefully the American made 2015 model will adopt a full Caprice model range. I speak for all cars!

  • Axnjxn2k1 Axnjxn2k1 on Jun 19, 2012

    Holden HSV for the WIN! When I buy one.. it will be rebranded either Holden or Vauxhall

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