Chevy just unveiled its highly anticipated 2013 NASCAR Chevrolet SS race car. Powered by the a small block V-8 engine, the rear-wheel drive performance sedan will be Chevy's newest entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, beginning with the 2013 SpeedWeeks in Daytona, Fla. The new NASCAR race car closely resembles the all-new rear wheel drive V-8 Chevy SS performance sedan that will debut early next year.
"As a passionate race fan, the debut of the SS NASCAR race car is a genuinely exciting moment for me," said GM North America President Mark Reuss. "With the SS, Chevrolet is delivering a true rear-wheel-drive NASCAR race car that is very closely linked to the performance sedan that will be available for sale, ensuring that our most loyal enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience the same thrill every day on the open road that our race car drivers enjoy on the track on race day.
"The Chevrolet SS also demonstrates how we are able to leverage our global product portfolio to deliver a unique performance experience," Reuss said. "The specialized development and testing work done for the race car will certainly benefit the entire Chevrolet product lineup."
The Chevy SS will be based on the platform that underpins the Camaro and Holden's upcoming VF Commodore. The limited production version of the Chevy SS will be a 2014 model and will arrive in dealer showrooms in late 2013. It is the first time in 17 years that Chevy will offer a rear-wheel-drive sedan for sale in the United States.
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