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Old 10-12-12, 10:36 AM   #1
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HSV testing supercharged V8... could Chevy SS performance model get Camaro ZL1 power?


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Chevrolet isn't hiding the fact that a new rear-wheel-drive performance sedan called the SS and seen in full checkered-flag regalia above is on its way to US shores, courtesy of GM's Australian division. Past its eventual existence, though, we've been kept in the dark. How much will the SS cost? Who, exactly, will it be marketed to? And, perhaps most importantly, what will power the 2014 Chevy SS?

As we all know, General Motors has a cornucopia of engine choices at its disposal, from standard four-cylinder engines to turbocharged four- and six-cylinder units and, of course, the classic V8. Not surprisingly, it's the upper-end of the V8 spectrum we're most curious about. According to the Aussie scribes at GoAuto.com, the SS may be getting the same rockin' and rollin' supercharged mill that so ably (over)powers the Camaro ZL1. Yes, please.

Backing up GoAuto's assertion are some engineering mules being tested by Holden that reportedly have the tell-tale whine of a supercharger underhood. Considering that both the SS and Camaro will be sharing the same basic Zeta underpinnings, the addition of the stupid-powerful V8 seems distinctly possible. Let's hope.

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The world needs more super saloons!
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I have kinda a pre-clone clone. My G8 has a stock L76 with a 1900 magnacharger 441rwhp 441 rwtq. An LSA and a 2300 should beat that by at least 80 more rwhp. Vauxahall had the VXR8 Bathhurst version, about the same hp as my G8 but a geardrive on the blower so it had great sound to it. There used to be a Top Gear U.K. track test with Richard Hammond driving one but it's blocked on YouTube now. You can just hear the gear drive on this clip though
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^^ nice. Any pics of your G8?
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I have these two I took when I got my CF grills [IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG] [IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG]
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I have these two I took when I got my CF grills [IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG] [IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG]
pretty slick. Love the wheels. What color is that, it's very nice
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Thanks, Pacific Slate Metallic, Holden calls it Kharma Dark Green. I don't see the green but a few people have told that my car is a unique green. The wheels are BE Breyton GST-AV.
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Thanks, Pacific Slate Metallic, Holden calls it Kharma Dark Green. I don't see the green but a few people have told that my car is a unique green. The wheels are BE Breyton GST-AV.
Well the car is properly done up bro . And she's rare, hold on to her!

I'm actually a Ford guy but I have respect for engineering like this and commitment to offering large RWD V8 saloons. Sadly I won't be seeing an FPV Falcon here anytime soon, but nice to know the G8 lives on vicariously through the upcoming SS
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If they brought the FPV Falcon I buy one, the Falcon XR6 Turbo is Bad Ass too! I actually didn't like Pontiac but when I found out The G8 was a Holden Commodore ...well I bought one. I started watching V8 SuperCars on The Speed Channel in '02 and really liked both Commodore and Falcon. Before my IS 350 I had an '01 Z28 with headers,cam etc..
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Haha yeah I started watching those V8 SuperCar races too. Really enjoyed their style of racing. One of these days I'll step back into a V8. Had a mustang before the IS
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