2015 Chevrolet SS To Gain Six-Speed Manual, Magnetic Suspension This Summer

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
2015 chevrolet ss to gain six speed manual magnetic suspension this summer

Up until now, the Australian-turned-American Chevrolet SS checked off nearly all of the boxes for performance enthusiasts who sought a sedan that had a Corvette soul, but could take the family out to a weekend at the Circuit of the Americas. Only a six-speed automatic and old-school suspension kept it from matching up with the likes of the Cadillac CTS-V, Chrysler 300 SRT8 and other similar sedans.

That could all change this summer, however. Motor Trend reported that the 2015 SS will come with a six-speed manual and the magnetic ride control found on the Camaro ZL1, Cadillac CTS Vsport and Corvette Stingray, which should better apply the 6.2-liter V8’s 415 horses and matching torque to the pavement if sources are correct.

Though GM remains quiet on the potential upgrades (and how much they might add to or subtract from the current $45,770 base price tag),MT says to expect the first sighting of the new SS to come during the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise this August.

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  • NeilM NeilM on Apr 28, 2014

    Chevrolet SS? Nah, I'm holding out for the Chrysler Gestapo.

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    • Hummer Hummer on Apr 28, 2014

      @vvk We already have a caprice for sell in US, you can't use the same name for two different vehicles.

  • Wmba Wmba on Apr 28, 2014

    " old school springs "? Cameron, are coil springs old school? The magnetic part is just the shock absorber, not the springs. Corvette engine? No, incorrect again.

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    • Cameron Aubernon Cameron Aubernon on Apr 29, 2014

      Coil springs are old-school with air suspension around. Anyway, that sentence has been amended. That said, APaGttH is correct about the LS3 under the hood of the SS, as it was the Corvette's base engine from 2008 through 2013.

  • FJ60LandCruiser FJ60LandCruiser on Apr 29, 2014

    It's too ugly and too expensive. At least with the 300 you look like Heisenberg.

  • Lee Lee on May 02, 2014

    "Australian Tuned"??? How about Australian Built.