Even today, when you think USA car stock photos, Chevy’s legendary line of 1960s muscle cars is likely to come to mind.
And that’s exactly what General Motors is counting on as it reintroduces the SS brand for the 2014 model year.
“Before direct injection and electric motors, all that mattered was displacement,” Digital Trends reflects in a new post. “During the golden age of American performance cars, the 1960s, muscle cars with big V8s and rear-wheel drive ruled the streets. Chevrolet’s Super Sport, or SS, models, were among the best.”
Hoping to keep the legacy rolling, GM is introducing a new rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered model that it’s calling the SS, or Super Sport, the company has announced. The four-door sedan should be in showrooms by late 2013, Motor Trend magazine adds.
GM isn’t saying much beyond that, but all indications are that the car will take after the Pontiac G8 and Chevy’s Caprice PPV.
Nobody’s losing much sleep over fuel efficiency here — that wouldn’t be in keeping with the SS tradition, anyway. The engine, Motor Trend predicts, will likely be a small-block 6.2-liter V8 … producing at least 400 horsepower.
Photographs are yet to come, but Chevy hints that the car will look like its NASCAR racer.
And if the confident curves and sleek style that defined Chevy’s ’60s cars come into play, GM just might have another classic on its hands.
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