2015 Chevrolet SS Now Available With Six-Speed Manual

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Wanted a Chevrolet SS, but wanted to row your own? Your ship has arrived.

AutoGuide reports the 2015 SS can be had with either a six-speed auto or, new for this year, a six-speed manual. Either option won’t add onto the $46,740 base price, with the only costly options being the $900 sunroof and the $500 full-size spare. Leather seating and Chevrolet’s MyLink system are standard.

Out back, the manual comes with a 3.70 gear ratio, more aggressive than the 3.27 paired with the auto. Power to the back comes from a 6.2-liter V8 delivering the same figure for horsepower and torque: 415.

Annual production of the SS is limited to 2,500, a run that will likely cease when Holden closes its last Australian factory in 2017.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Nov 28, 2014

    This isn't a Chev for starters. This isn't a Buick, Pontiac, etc. It's a GMH product. Your cars a different, especially your locally manufactured vehicles. Many times you guys are having headaches with recalls and what not and we don't seem to have those issues a bad as you guys. This isn't built like a Chev either. This vehicle has a very well designed chassis for starters. They guys who designed this defected from BMW. The vehicle is within a poofteenth of what a 5 Series is in it's chassis and suspension. This is why this is a great platform.

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    • FreedMike FreedMike on Nov 28, 2014

      Any number of Chevys have well sorted out chassis now. The difference is that the SS is RWD and the others are all FWD platforms. But I agree the imported Holdens are VERY nice pieces. Damn shame.

  • 22_RE_Speedwagon 22_RE_Speedwagon on Nov 28, 2014

    47K may seem a bit steep but a dealer here in MA is advertising 2014s for 38.8 which seems just about right. I'm pretty sure total production is limited to 2500/yr. What's the manual rate for a car like this, 10%? Of those most will end up as press cars, GM executive cars, 20K marked-up dealer showpieces, and NASCAR race infield jungle-gyms. The rest will go for MSRP directly to the lucky and devoted. I'd be surprised is a manual ever makes it to the lots for me to drool over. Also, I see now you can black out the hideous fender vents for $200!

    • Hubcap Hubcap on Dec 01, 2014

      I'd figure the manual rate for this car would be a bit higher. I also figure that the overwhelming majority of buyers are well aware of its provenance. It's a niche performance sedan. The manual should do relatively well.

  • Jacob_coulter Jacob_coulter on Nov 28, 2014

    I like it, but who honestly pays around $50,000 out the door for a Chevy Impala? Something like a Audi A6 or BMW 5 series is twice the car, who cares if it's a few tenths of a second slower in the quarter mile.

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    • Hubcap Hubcap on Dec 01, 2014

      It's OK. Ignorance if fixable.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Nov 28, 2014

    This could well be the best Q-ship ever... But this one is even better: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2012-chevrolet-caprice-ppv-test-review