The Chevrolet SS, the car that inspired the Generation-6 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car, will make its debut on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. ET in the Sprint Fan Zone at Daytona International Speedway.
GM North America President Mark Reuss; U.S. Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports Jim Campbell; NASCAR President Mike Helton and a special guest will unveil the model that you can drive.
With the SS, Chevrolet is delivering a true rear-wheel-drive NASCAR race car that is very closely linked to the performance sedan that will be available for sale, ensuring that our most loyal enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience the same thrill every day on the open road that our race car drivers enjoy on the track on race day," Reuss said at Chevrolet's unveiling of the 2013 Gen-6 last November during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week in Las Vegas.
The Chevrolet SS is the next in a long line of famed nameplates that Chevrolet has campaigned in NASCAR. It replaces Impala, which scored 152 wins from 1959-64 and 2007-12.
The Chevrolet SS will be a derivative of the award-winning global rear-wheel-drive architecture that spawns performance vehicles like Chevrolet Camaro and Holden's upcoming VF Commodore. The limited production version of the Chevrolet SS will be a 2014 model and will arrive in dealer showrooms in late 2013. It is the first time in 17 years that Chevrolet will offer a rear-wheel-drive sedan for sale in the United States.
Chevrolet has 702 victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, more than any other manufacturer. Fonty Flock earned the manufacturer's first win on March 26, 1955, at Columbia, S.C. Five-time series champion Jimmie Johnson achieved Chevrolet’s 700th victory last November at Texas Motor Speedway.
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