Chevrolet SS to Get Manual, Magnetic Ride Suspension

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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Would a manual transmission make the Chevrolet SS that much more exciting?

With a 6.2-liter V8 under the hood packing 415 hp, the Chevrolet SS boasts an aggressive design for a sedan and with its rear-wheel drive setup, it’s almost a shock that the American automaker didn’t include a manual transmission when the model was first offered. But MotorTrend let slip through Twitter that Chevrolet plans to offer a manual version and that the SS will gain GM’s magnetic ride control suspension.

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That combination could propel the SS right into enthusiasts hearts and, perhaps, into more marketable territory. The newfangled performance sedan is supposedly going to debut during the Woodward Dream Cruise in August. A Chevrolet spokesman was unavailable to confirm the rumor.

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[Source: Twitter]

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 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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