2014 Chevrolet SS Revealed !

Super Sport. Spiritual Successor. Serious Speed. Whatever SS means to you, it spells performance for Chevrolet — and after 17 years, a rear-wheel-drive V8 sedan is back in the bowtie brand’s lineup.

It’s called simply the SS. The sporting machine is being unveiled this weekend as part of festivities ahead of the Daytona 500 later this month.

Like the Impala SS of the mid-’90s, the 2014 model adopts its eight-cylinder power from the Corvette. In SS trim, it produces 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque from the 6.2-liter (376 cubic inches) LS3 engine used in the 2013 Corvette. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles and can sprint to 60 mph in five seconds. No manual transmission will be offered. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

The SS is underpinned by General Motors’ global rear-drive chassis. The SS uses a MacPherson strut front and multilink rear suspension geometry. The platform is also used in various forms by the Camaro, Caprice police car and Holden’s VF Commodore. The SS will be assembled at a Holden factory in Elizabeth, Australia.

The famous SS badge has been worn on a variety of Chevy vehicles since the early 1960s, from sedans to pickups. The Impala, Chevelle, Camaro and Malibu were particularly appropriate canvases, though Novas and TrailBlazershave also used it.

The SS gets wheels that measure 19-by-8.5 inches in front and 19-by-9 inches in rear. The forged aluminum wheels are wrapped in performance Bridgestone tires. The SS has electronic power steering and Brembo brakes.

Design wise, the most sporting Chevy sedan is rather understated. It uses an aluminum hood and rear deck in place of steel panels, and the wheels are pushed to the corners. The body is accented with chrome and fronted by high intensity discharge headlights and LED running lamps.

The cabin seats five and is marked by SS badging and ambient lighting. A full-color touchscreen, nine-speaker audio system, push-button start and blind-spot detector are standard equipment. The SS is also the first Chevy with available automatic parking assist.

In a statement, GM North America president Mark Reuss said, “The Chevrolet brand was largely built on the strength of rear-drive performance sedans, yet it’s been 17 years since we’ve offered one. The all-new Chevrolet SS fills that void and fills it better than any other vehicle in the brand’s rich history.”

Abdo Feghali Smashed the Guinness World Record for the World’s Longest Drift!

Abdo Feghali, a Lebanese  professional Racer & Drifter smashed the Guinness World Record for the World’s Longest Drift at Yas Marina Circuit with his Camaro ZL1 by Doubling the previous Record!

Abdo Shared this news with his fans on Facebook.

Abdo Feghali (Dado) Biography:

  • Born on 22 Oct, 1977
  • Started rallying in 1998
  • 90 Rallies & Races started
  • 78 Rallies & Races finished
  • 44 Wins overall
  • 65 podiums
  • 58 group wins
  • 2000 Lebanese Group “N” Champion.
  • 2002 & 2003 Second in the Lebanese Rally Championship
  • 2004 Lebanese Rally Champion
  • 2005 Lebanese Rally Champion
  • 2006 Lebanese Rally Champion
  • 2006 Lebanese Hill Climb Champion
  • 2007 Middle East Hill Climb Champion
  • 2007 Lebanese Hill Climb Champion
  • 2008 Middle East Hill Climb Champion
  • 2008 Lebanese Hill Climb Champion
  • 2008 1st Lebanese Speed Test Champion
  • 2009 Lebanese Hill Climb Champion
  • 2009  Lebanese Speed Test Champion
  • 2009 Middle East Hill Climb Champion
  • 2010 Middle East Hill Climb Champion
  • 2010 Lebanese Hill Climb Champion
  • 2010 Lebanese Speed Test Champion
  • 2011 Lebanese Hill Climb Champion
  • 2011 Lebanese Speed Test Champion
  • 3 races of Champions participation (2 in KSA /1 in Italy / 2 podiums)
  • 9 World Rally Championship Participations

Mercedes Benz A45 AMG first pictures revealed !

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Mercedes Benz has revealed the first official images of the all new A45 AMG, their most affordable AMG variant yet. The 127 year old German car maker, will display the new A45 AMG publicly at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, starting next month.

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Mercedes Benz has not revealed the official release of the new A45 AMG yet, but the car is expected to be a fitting reply to the existing Audi RS3 and BMW 135i, which generate 340 PS and 320 PS respectively.

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Mercedes will power the A45 AMG with a 2.0L inline four petrol engine, that will generate max power of 35 hp and peak torque of 450 Nm. Transmission will be taken care by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7 speed, which is specially made to perform for sports models. Power will be transmitted via Mercedes’ 4MATIC system.

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Compared to the A Class (scheduled to launch in India later this year), the A45 AMG will feature suspension and steering tuned for performance, rather than efficiency. The A Class with AMG sports package will differ from the A45 AMG exteriorly via trapezoidal tailpipes, twin-bar grille, alloy design, glossy side trims and black front lip, which features on the latter.

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Top speed is limited at 155 mph (250 kmph) while 0-60 mph is at 4.6 seconds. Price is expected to be in the range of £36,000 ($56,382 or INR 30.36 lakhs). Other features of the A45 AMG are the new braking system, a cooling system similar to the SLS AMG, 18″ alloys with 235/40 tires, 19″ alloys (optional), and much more. Mercedes says, they aim to target people in the age group of 30 years to 40 years.

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