We’re big fans from the Chevrolet SS here at Autoblog, west coast editor Michael Harley recently saying the Aussie import “”comes across as being a polished, and very well-rounded, sport sedan package that is more focused on performance than the others.”” Those others, needless to say, being competitors like the larger Dodge Charger SRT8 or even the Chevy’s more luxurious cousin, the Cadillac CTS Vsport. Now, if reports swirling ’round the web are true, the SS will be getting another performance-focused addition for that 2015 model year, and it’s one we’re seriously stoked about: the addition of a suitable manual transmission.
This information comes courtesy of Motor Trend editor Jonny Lieberman, who broke the news on Twitter. As well as the do-it-yourself gearbox, the 2015 SS will even reportedly use General Motors’ excellent Magnetic Ride suspension – what’s used on the Corvette, among other cars. That setup, combined with a suitable row-your-own transmission, should lead to one absolutely lovely SS. Consider us stoked.
According to Lieberman’s tweet, the updated SS will make its debut on the annual Woodward Dream Cruise just beyond Detroit., when reached for comment, GM spokesperson Afaf Farah told Autoblog, “”We have now not made any new announcements regarding the Chevrolet SS.