After a long wait and much speculation, the 2013 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is...........the Chevrolet SS.
No, not the Chevy Impala SS. Not the Chevy Camaro SS. Just the "Chevrolet SS."
What's the Chevy SS, you ask? It's a rear-wheel-drive car coming to the United States at the end of next year (it will be a 2014 model) and is a variation of the Australian-built Holden VF Commodore.
It will be Chevy's first rear-wheel-drive sedan available to U.S. customers in 17 years.
"As a passionate race fan and performance enthusiast, I am thrilled that Chevrolet will deliver a true rear-wheel-drive NASCAR racecar in the SS that is closely linked to the performance sedan that will be available for sale," GM North America president Mark Reuss said. "The Chevrolet SS is a great example of how GM is able to leverage its global product portfolio to deliver a unique performance experience that extends beyond the track. I am personally looking forward to driving it."
Here's a shot of the car released by Chevy (they intentionally tried to make it hard to see the features because the official unveiling hasn't happened yet):