Chevy SS Getting 6-Speed Manual, Magnetic Ride Control for 2015
Much of the motoring world has been waiting to drive the all-new Chevrolet SS. With Australian supercar roots and the beating heart of an LS3 V8, what’s not to love? Well for any potential haters out there, Chevrolet is making a few updates to the 2015 SS, and it sure is upping the ante.
According to AutoEvolution, the 2015 Chevy SS will receive a 6-speed manual transmission, and magnetic ride control. There are a few other updates to speak of, but let those two first ones simmer for a bit. The car that Chevy is branding as a four-door muscle car of sorts will have two key elements added to its formula that will allow the Bowtie Brand to better make that case.
For those of you who are unaware, magnetic ride control is the suspension system developed for the Chevrolet Corvette, and has been used in other vehicles such as the Cadillac Escalade. At one point, Ferrari even licensed that technology from GM– and that is what the SS will be riding on.
And then there is the manual. There are plenty of cars with a lot of power on the market, but few are true “driver’s cars.” I’m not suggesting the SS is as pure as an E30 M3 by any means, but take the 415 horsepower from the LS3 V8, and route it through a manual transmission, and you have a sedan that should make the Dodge Charger feel a little insecure.
The SS also gets some new colors and the availability of OnStar 4G LTE. But really, who cares about that stuff? Chevy will have a new sedan with a V8 and a manual– and now we REALLY can’t wait to drive it!