Napa, CA – The all-new 2014 Chevrolet SS has been selected as the Official Pace Car for the season opening race of the Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC). The SS is Chevrolet’s first rear drive performance sedan since 1996.
The new SS benefits from the proven, race-tested, global rear-wheel drive architecture that is the foundation for the Camaro, Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle and Holden’s VF Commodore. It is powered by the LS3 Chevrolet V-8, delivering 415 horsepower mated to a six speed automatic transmission. The powertrain allows the SS to hit 60 mph from a standstill in five seconds.
“We are delighted to have the SS leading the field of the USTCC race cars. It is everything you could want in a performance sedan with tons of power, fantastic handling and superb brakes,” said Ali Arsham, Director of USTCC. All that performance is wrapped up in a sexy body with a roomy interior and a huge trunk.