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2014 Chevrolet SS

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Rear wheel drive. The Kate Upton of the automotive world.

Aside from the new Corvette Stingray, there doesn’t seem to be too much from the bowtie that gets our blood flowing. The short-lived and much-lamented Pontiac G8 GXP from 2008 held our attention at GM for a brief period, only to die when Pontiac got the axe. The long dry spell should end with the arrival of the 2014 Chevrolet SS, an American-made sports sedan that should expel the melatonin right from your pineal gland (thanks, high school bio class).

The first rear-wheel-drive sedan from Chevy in 17 years, the SS is based on Holden’s (Australian for GM) VF SS-V and houses a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine with 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. Performance numbers like 0-60 in less than five seconds combined with a near 50/50 front-to-rear weight ratio means some serious driving fun. Although it won’t come with a manual transmission (at least initially), we’re thrilled that Chevy is adding some four-door testosterone to their lineup. Pricing has yet to be announced, but you’ll know well before the ballsy SS goes on sale at the end of 2013.