If you’re the owner of a Chevrolet SS then you’re part of a small group of owners that drive something unique and rarely seen on the streets. With fewer than 3,000 SS sedans sold over the past year, it may sound like a lot, but it really isn’t when you consider the fact that Honda sells about that many of it’s flagship Accords in just three days. So does this potentially make the SS some sort of collectible? Who knows, because only time will tell.
The SS, better know as the Super Sport, is part of a signature performance package that’s offered by Chevrolet. The distinctive logo has become a symbol of power, and it’s a signature brand has shared its logo with the Camaro, Chevelle, El Camino Monte Carlo as well as the Impala.
With an MSRP from $45,745, the Chevrolet SS enters the market at a relatively affordable price but the performance and available six-speed automatic, makes it one of few V8’s to offer to offer this combo besides the BMW M5 and M6 Gran Coupe – both of which have exorbitant price tags.
So in a day and age where most performance cars are electronic or paddle shifted it’s good to know that you can still get old school on the stick. According to our affiliate mag, Automobile, “The Tremec shifter’s throws have just the right amount of mechanical crunch. The clutch is light enough for driving in traffic yet retains a clear engagement point. Moreover, the sedan’s 6.2-liter V-8 is the sort of engine that plays well with a manual: naturally aspirated and happy to rev.”
So what does this mean in plain English? Well it means that the Chevrolet SS offers one hell of a ride at a relatively affordable price point. Again, the car starts off in the mid 40’s and nowadays, that price point will afford you a decked out Camry or entry level Lexus that won’t give you 0-60 times of 4.7 seconds or a 6-speed manual mated to a 415 hp V8 engine.
That said. Class is dismissed.
For more information check out the full review on Automobilemag.com.