When the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS rolled onto the set of popular morning television talk show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” a day before it was revealed at the 2013 New York auto show, enthusiasts were shocked and excited. So excited in fact, that one enterprising soul managed to get screen shots and post them on the Web, which then spread like wildfire. Though the pictures weren’t very clear, the official unveiling in New York on March 27 confirmed what the buzz was about -- the new Camaro SS, along with its go-fast Z/28 sibling that stole the show, are both stunning.
In a video posted on YouTube by Chevrolet, Camaro Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick gives a quick rundown of what’s new for the 2014 SS. Fitzpatrick explains that there were two objectives in the creation of the newest Camaro.
We wanted to differentiate more between the V6 and the V8 model, or our SS model, and we wanted to add a little more flair to the RS package,” he explains in the video.
While the powertrain remains the same from 2013, the new SS comes equipped with a functional hood extractor to release hot air from the engine compartment, along with a new larger lower grille similar to the one seen on the Camaro ZL1. The subtle addition of silver “flair” along the top of the grille gives the front fascia a fresh appearance. The halo ring headlamps have remained, but functional fog lamps have been added to the RS package.
Perhaps the most obvious difference from 2013 to 2014 has been the complete overhaul of the rear fascia. The previous design of two tail lamp lenses on each side has been replaced so that there is only one longer lens on each side. The incandescent taillights have been upgraded to LED on the RS model.
"It gives a very bright, very distinct look to the Camaro that we didn’t have previously,” Fitzpatrick explained.
As far as the interior is concerned, not much has changed—except for the seats.
"One of the great things is that with the introduction of the Z28, we’re able to bring Recaro performance seats into the Camaro,” Fitzpatrick explains. The Recaro seats are optional for both the ZL1 and SS models.
Chevrolet has yet to release information on pricing and availability.
Check out the video below to watch Fitzpatrick explain the updates:
Source: General Motors