New Canaan, CT – March 10, 2014
As Chevrolet’s first V-8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996, the new Chevrolet SS, now available at KARL Chevrolet], is designed to deliver performance on the street and on the track. It joins the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray and revamped 2014 Camaro to broaden America’s and metro New York’s favorite performance brand.
The 6.2L LS3 small-block V-8 is the power behind the SS’s driving experience. It is SAE-certified at 415 horsepower (310 kW) and 415 lb.-ft. of torque (563 Nm) and paired with the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic with paddle-shift control. The engine’s torque is channeled to the rear axle, which has a 3.27 ratio for a great feeling of performance. Engine oil and transmission coolers are standard.
“The 2014 SS is Chevy’s first V-8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan in more than 15 years,” said Steve Karl, Vice President of Sales for KARL Chevrolet. “Fairfield County]-area enthusiasts are going to love the power and torque this vehicle brings.”
A sport-tuned suspension complements the powertrain with handling prowess and driving refinement for Fairfield County-area buyers. The front suspension is a MacPherson-strut-based multi-link system with a direct-acting stabilizer bar. It features a forward-mounted steering rack and dual lower links with individual ball joints at the outer ends. A hydraulically damped bushing is used on the forward end of the tension link for improved ride isolation.
The rear suspension is a multi-link independent system with coil-over shock absorbers and decoupled stabilizer bar. It has high lateral stiffness for handling through three lateral ball joints per side with improved longitudinal compliance. A rubber isolated suspension frame isolates the body from road imperfections and drivetrain vibrations. The inclusion of more lightweight aluminum components, including the front steering knuckle and tension arms, delivers Stamford and Norwalk-area drivers tremendous ride and handling characteristics.
Four-wheel disc brakes are standard and feature track-capable Brembo front brakes, with four-piston, two-piece aluminum front calipers and large, 14-inch (355 mm) two-piece front rotors. The aluminum front calipers provide increased stiffness to reduce fluid displacement and caliper deformation without adding weight. The result is an enhancement to braking feel and overall vehicle dynamics for Stamford and Norwalk-area drivers.
Electronic Brake Force Distribution optimizes control of rear brake pressure on all Connecticut and New York road surfaces and under all vehicle loading conditions. Electronic Brake Assist senses how hard and fast a local driver hits the brake pedal and gives extra braking assistance, if required.
The SS’s steering system employs a variable-assist electric power steering system (EPS) that saves fuel by drawing energy only when the wheels are turned. The variable-effort design provides lighter parking efforts at low speed and greater effort at higher speeds, for a more direct steering feel. The system is also calibrated to detect constant driver steering wheel load due to factors such as road camber and crosswind. The system will compensate to reduce steering effort to a more neutral level and lessen potential New England-area driver fatigue.
The all-new 2014 Chevrolet SS is now available at KARL Chevrolet in New Canaan, Connecticut for a suggested starting retail price of $44,470, including a $995 destination fee. Tax, title and license fee is extra.
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