Externally the only difference from the Holden Commodore SS V VF is the different logo on the front and the back, besides the new paint and wheels, but what is worth mentioning is that it is the first Chevrolet V8 rear-drive performance sedan in 17 years.
But when the Holden was introduced a few days nothing was revealed about the engine so it was with some joy that i saw Chevrolet revealing the engines specs in their press release. The SS comes with the 6.2liter LS3 Chevrolet V8, producing around 415hp and 562Nm (415lb/ft) of torque, so you know it will be fast.
The LS3 is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission that works together with the TAPshift paddles mounted on the steering wheel for a 0 to 60mph (97km/h) run in about five seconds. Unfortunately nothing was said about the top speed but i am sure it is limited to 155mph (250km/h).
The exterior includes the same ventilated Brembo brakes with 355mm rotors and two-piece, four-piston front calipers, aluminum hood and rear deck lid for a near 50/50 weight distribution, and forged aluminum wheels, with Bridgestone tires: 19 x 8.5 inch wheels with 245/40ZR19 tires in front; 19 x 9.0 inch wheels with 275/35ZR19 tires rear.
Inside we get 42 inches (107cm) of front legroom, and 39 inches (99cm) of rear legroom, leather seats as standard, the Chevrolet MyLink system in a color touch screen, Bose® Nine-speaker premium sound system besides several other safety systems like, the Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone Alert.