2015 Chevrolet SS pleads the sixth… speed manual

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The 2015 Chevrolet SS sedan is finally getting a manual! Hooray!

Alright so here’s the deal. I love Chevrolet. I love V8s. I love rear wheel drive vehicles.

Therefore, I love the Chevrolet SS, even if I think its name is stupid because it’s really a trim level and not a model name – but that’s another topic for another day.

The Chevrolet SS is based on the Holden VF Commodore. It’s what they use in Australian V8 Supercars, and it’s what the bodies kind-of look like in NASCAR, by coincidence my two favorite forms of motorsports. Really, though, I love all things that come from the land down under.

You know you saw that coming.

Anyway.

The one really sucky part about the 415 horsepower 4-door Chevrolet SS? You could only buy it with an automatic transmission.

Well, and there’s no Fantale Orange for America. That sucks, too. Just look at it. It’s beautiful.

Holden-VF-Commodore-Fantale-Orange

Right. I’m getting sidetracked now.

The important part here is that GM’s awesome super sedan is getting itself a 6-speed manual gearbox. What’s more, the hand shaker is a no-cost option. If you opt for the stick, you get a shorter 3.70:1 rear end ratio (compared to 3.25:1 for the automatic version), so the manual should even be peppier off the line, but there are no official figures for that. An automatic Chevrolet SS already goes from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, which is respectable.

There are even some new colors, too! The new colors for the 2015 Chevrolet SS are:

  • Some Like it Hot Red
  • Perfect Blue
  • Alchemy Purple
  • Regal Peacock
  • Jungle

No, there’s still no Fantale Orange, but one can always hope for 2016. In the mean time, Alchemy Purple will have to stand in for my favorite color for the Chevrolet SS.

Holden-VF-Commodore-Calais-Alchemy-Purple-rear-3q

Currently, pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet SS has yet to be announced. The 2014 model starts at $45,770, and the ’15s will start arriving in dealerships early next year.

Now, how about bringing us that gorgeous Commodore Sportwagon GM… let’s have a little chat.

Ray Saez, Jr.

Ray is a lifelong auto enthusiast. His father worked on the dealership side of the industry for many years, and his passion for fast, fun, and unique cars has been passed on. Particularly fond of American cars and trucks, Ray is an avid General Motors fan. When not writing, he can be found with his dogs, or at a local car show.

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