Chevy SS to Bow at Daytona 500

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Next year’s Daytona 500 will mark the return of the Chevy SS sedan, powered by a V8 engine and sending plenty of torque to the rear wheels.

The big race will see the Super Sport revealed in production form, while racing versions take to the track in the NASCAR classic.

According to a report out of Australia, the new Chevy SS will be revealed simultaneously with the next generation Holden Commodore, on which its based. The current Commodore did underpin the Pontiac G8, which had modest success in America, despite tremendous praise by enthusiasts and the automotive media. The car would likely have lived on though, were it not for the global economic collapse, GM’s filing for brankruptcy protection and the shuttering of the Pontiac brand.

Fans who can’t wait for the return of the rear-drive Chevy sedan will have to do just that, however, with the Daytona 500 not scheduled until Thursday, February 21st of 2013.

Once it’s revealed, getting one won’t be easy either, as Holden chairman and managing director Mike Devereux, has said just a few thousand of the cars will be delivered to the US.

[Source: Drive]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • News Staff News Staff on Jun 13, 2012

    I wonder if it will have the same crap interior as the rest of the Chevy lineup.

    • Obermd Obermd on Jun 16, 2012

      Go take a look at the Cruze. Chevy has really improved the interior.

  • Carl Carl on Jun 13, 2012

    I still want and prefer the longer more fullsize Caprice SS in full Holden HSV Grange trim! Cars are supposed to have names not just trim levels. Since they insist on 4 cylinder wrong wheel drive impalas there's no reason why the whole Caprice lineup shouldn't be sold here after the 2015 redesign.