In a surprise move, Chevrolet has unveiled the 2013 NASCAR SS race car far away from the glitz and glamour of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Set to compete in the Sprint Cup Series, the race car closely resembles the Chevrolet SS that will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in January. This likely means the model will have a slender grille, sweptback headlights and aggressive lower intakes with LED fog lights. We can also expect wraparound taillights and a stainless steel dual exhaust system.
Chevrolet didn't have much to say about the race car - other than it has rear-wheel drive and a small block V-8 engine - but they did reveal the road-going SS will be based on the company's global rear-wheel-drive architecture and enter limited production in late 2013.
In a statement GM North America President Mark Reuss said, “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."