It's a 6-speed sport-shift unit, combined with a 3.27 Limited-Slip differential.
Also, before you pan the Corvette's gearbox, consider that even base-level 'Vettes handily dust off some far more expensive sports cars and exotics.
Im not saying its a slow, car its a great value but transmission is garbage. Traditional automatics have no place in dedicated sports cars. Chevy accomplished so many great things with the new C7 but really dropped the ball by putting in that garbage transmission. There is a reason why they are putting in a new one in, even they know its crap so there is really no need to defend there actions.
Manual Trans, Magnetic Ride And New Colors Confirmed For 2015 Chevy SS
Reports of the Chevrolet SS muscle sedan receiving a six-speed manual transmission and magnetic ride suspension for the 2015 model year emerged back in April, and now we have semi-official confirmation of those reports via General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] online ordering guide for fleet buyers.
According to the guide’s listing for the 2015 Chevy SS, first spotted by a reader at Jalopnik, the new model year brings an available six-speed manual with a 3.70 rear axle ratio, magnetic ride suspension, OnStar with 4G LTE, and a modified front license plate bracket. There were also five new exterior colors mentioned: Regal Peacock Green, Some Like It Hot Red, Jungle Green Metallic, Perfect Blue and Alchemy Purple.
No other changes are expected, which means the 2015 SS will likely continue to be equipped with the current 2014 model’s 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 rated at 415 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. With the current six-speed auto, the SS will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
A debut for the 2015 SS is expected at the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise in mid-August. Sales should commence shortly after.
In related news, Chevy has just revealed a new SS pace car for the John Wayne Walding 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Sunday, July 27. Actor Chris Pratt will serve as honorary pace car driver for the race.
Oh yikes those chrome wheels need to go. Doesn't look suitable for the track lol
Relax, Hoovey. The typical NASCAR pace car is nothing BUT flash.....wheels and all. Racing stripes, flashing lights, chrome, logos/signs on it....you name it. Just like all of the rolling circus-boxes behind it, all plastered over with corporate logos/symbols, that do the actual racing.
Walkinshaw Performance has released a supercharger package for the Commodore lineup.
Dubbed "Racing Edition", the tuner's most powerful package ever will be built in a limited series of 50 units compatible with sedans, wagons and utes across the VF and VE Commodore families. It packs an Eaton Twin Vortice 2300 supercharger, water-to-air intercooler, high-flow injectors, ceramic headers, 12-inch intake runners as well as a cat-back exhaust and upgrades to the camshaft and valve spring.
Thanks to these modifications, output of the 6.0-liter engine (for VE/VF 6.0Ltr 2006 - 2014) is bumped to an impressive 680 PS (500 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) while the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine (HSV E Series/Gen-F 6.2ltr 2006 – 2014) is tuned to a whopping 748 PS (550 kW) and 723 lb-ft (980 Nm).
Interestingly, Melbourne-based Walkinshaw Performance says they are currently working on an upgrade for the range-topping HSV Gen F GTS which in stock form delivers 585 PS (430 kW) and 546 lb-ft (740 Nm).
The "Racing Edition" package is programmed to go on sale October 15 at 24,490 AUD (including installation).