2013 Chevrolet SS NASCAR unveiled, closely resembles RWD production sedan

General Motors yesterday unveiled its much-anticipated 2013 NASCAR Chevrolet SS race car – powered by a legendary small block V8 engine with power going to the rear-wheels. As promised, the NASCAR version closely resembles an all-new rear wheel drive V8 Chevrolet SS performance sedan that will debut early next year.

“As a passionate race fan, the debut of the SS NASCAR race car is a genuinely exciting moment for me,” said GM North America President Mark Reuss. “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.

When the production Chevrolet SS makes it debut next year, it will be the first time in 17 years that the brand will sell a rear-wheel-drive sedan in the United States.

“The Chevrolet SS also demonstrates how we are able to leverage our global product portfolio to deliver a unique performance experience,” Reuss said. “The specialized development and testing work done for the race car will certainly benefit the entire Chevrolet product lineup.”

– By: Omar Rana