Brawn in a Look You Don’t Expect
There is a car that shows up with the appearance of a run of the mill sedan and gives you the feeling that is not much more than a simple car that is meant to take you to and from work on a daily basis. If you mistake that badging or simply haven’t seen what this car is capable of the turn of the key and a press of the accelerator might just surprise you as you take off down the road and before you know it the car will have taken over and let you unleash your wild side when it comes to driving to allow you to enjoy some of the best performance in the sedan class.
The car that has this ready for you to enjoy happens to be the final version of the Chevrolet SS. This is a car that is built for excitement when driving and offers you a power and performance you want to enjoy. Powered by massive 6.2-liter V8 that offers 415 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque the SS is a great car to drive. Attach this engine to the six-speed manual transmission and you can feel the control and enjoy an engaged ride that seems to make you feel as if you are one with the car and the road to enjoy every part of your daily commute.
The only two detriments to the SS, well three, are the fact that the fuel efficiency is nowhere near what other sedans offer, a higher price than most sedans and the fact this is the last year of this particular model before Chevrolet shuts down operations in Australia. The SS comes in at 15 city/21 hwy mpg and has a price tag of $47,640 making it much more expensive than most of the others in this class. At that price normally you are looking at purchasing a luxury model and not one with a bowtie badge on it, so what makes the SS so special?
As mentioned the amazing power from the engine is one of the most intriguing pars of the car and because you don’t want to be the same as your neighbors and feel you deserve to drive a car that is truly special. With a wheelbase of 115-inches and an overall body length of 195-inches the SS is a large car, which means it has a very roomy interior and plenty of space for adults to fit in the rear seat. The trunk for the SS is 16.4 cubic feet which makes it perfect for your growing family and shows you a car that looks like any other until you get behind the wheel
If you are looking for the automatic transmission option, look elsewhere. This car lets you do the shifting which makes it a performance sedan you want to drive. There are several luxury performance sedans on the market that do not allow you to shift your own gears, making them less attractive in this regard than the SS.
To give you a smooth and direct ride you get a car that comes with Brembo brakes, Magnetic Ride Control, forward collision alerts, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, a navigation system and a sunroof. All this is standard except the sunroof which is an additional $900. The seats are comfortable and supportive in order to give you a seating arrangement that is spacious to allow you to stretch out. On the dashboard and doors there is a suede trim that looks and feels even richer than what you would expect on this car that is supposed to be another boring sedan; but maybe not.
With acceleration that can take you to sixty mph in less than five seconds, a dynamic drive and the comfort of a full size sedan the Chevrolet SS is a fantastic vehicle to choose when you know you want a car that is better than what your neighbors drive. They might not be impressed with the look of your Chevrolet SS but it certainly will be impressed when they see and hear your SS take off out of your driveway and notice you have taken the long way to or from work in your car that gives you the most joy you could imagine from behind the wheel.