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Chevrolet Set to Debut NASCAR Stock Car Version of the SS in Las Vegas without Camouflage

By Trevor Dorchies | October 23, 2012
Chevrolet will officially unveil its latest contribution to NASCAR's "race on Sunday, sell on Monday" mantra at the end of next month in Las Vegas. The Chevrolet SS, seen on numerous occasions dressed in vinyl camouflage, ripping around the test track, will officially be shown off in stock car trim on November 29 at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel and casino. The Bowtie brand is the last of the four current manufacturers who parade entrants out every Sunday into NASCAR's highest level of competition. Ford was first to unveil its all-new Fusion back in January and then again at Daytona Speedweeks in February just for good measure. Dodge went next, showcasing its Charger, but that was when the automaker still planned on competing in NASCAR, so that design has been shelved—for now anyway. Toyota debuted its Camry for NASCAR later on in May of this year, and all that was left was a response from Chevrolet. Now we have a timetable for an answer. The Chevrolet SS will be shown off without and inane camo, and we'll finally get to see what will be replacing the Impala in the Sprint Cup. The street version of the SS will share underpinnings with Australia's Holden VE Commodore, which is rear-wheel drive. If the Commodore sounds familiar to you and you're a car-loving U.S. resident, it should. When Pontiac was still around, it scraped off the Holden badges in favor of its own red arrowhead design and called it the Pontiac G8. During its two years on sale in the U.S., the G8 managed to move just under 40,000 units, giving Pontiac that last breath before folding. Until recently, the Charger was the only model scheduled to compete in the Sprint Cup with rear-wheel drive, mimicking the tube-framed NASCAR racers that thunder round the oval on any given Sunday. However, that distinction will now solely belong to the Chevrolet SS for the time being, as both the Camry and Fusion are front-wheel drive based for their production-car counterparts. Source: Speed
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