2014 Chevy SS Could Pack ZL1's V8

by Jay Traugott
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It's like this: Chevy's updated version of the defunct Pontiac G8 only with the Camaro ZL1's 580-horse V8 under the hood. How could we refuse?
Formerly known as the Pontiac G8, it's been confirmed for a while now that General Motors will in fact be bringing back to the US the Holden-developed Zeta platform (whose platform also underpins the Camaro) in sedan form as the new Chevrolet SS. After Pontiac shut its doors in 2010 and with it the V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive G8 sedan, many assumed that GM's return to building a true sports sedan the muscle to back it up was a short-lived thing, but this development gives purists new hope.
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The new Chevy SS is expected to arrive in the US as a 2014 model, V8 engine and all. But the news may even be better. According to a report from GM Authority, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has been testing a version of the car known as the VF Commodore with a supercharged V8 that could very well be the 6.2-liter, 580-horsepower LSA unit found under the hood of the Camaro ZL1. Nothing is official yet but everything is reportedly already in place to make such a super sedan happen. The only thing left it is to move the steering wheel over to the left side where it really belongs.








by Jay Traugott
2014 Chevy SS Could Pack ZL1's V8