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Holden Releases Commodore SS V

Reveal of the new VF Holden Commodore SS V brings the new Chevy SS further into focus.

If the new Holden VF Commodore unveiled on Monday for the Australian market gave us a taste of what the 2014 Chevrolet SS will look, then the reveal of the new VF Commodore SS V is our best look yet at the Aussie's American cousin, which will make its international debut at the Daytona International Speedway this weekend. The HoldenVF Commodore SS V is the performance version of the new VF Commodore that succeeded the VE Commodore, which in turn was essentially sold as the Pontiac G8 in the US.

No specs on either cars have been revealed, though the rear-wheel drive cars are expected to be powered by V8 units mated to six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. The unique body color of Fantale was developed specially for this debut model, which boasts a quad-pipe exhaust system, 20-inch multi-spoke alloys, Brembo brakes, and a wider, more aggressive body kit than the luxury model including an aluminum hood with center crease and a narrower grille. A sleek, new interior is upholstered in suede and leather with accent stitching, complete with carbon fiber-look surfaces, chrome trim, and a flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Tech goodies include an all-new instrument panel with built-in MyLink infotainment system, an 8-inch touchscreen display, and keyless entry and start. Look out for the reveal of the new Chevy SS over the weekend, where one of the Stingray's or Camaro SS' 6.2-liter V8 is tipped to feature as the powerplant.

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