Now for those that have forgotten, the 2014 Chevrolet SS really isn't an all-new model.
It's simply a reboot of a car that General Motors already was gaining a lot of love for —the Pontiac G8.
Many writers and enthusiasts christened it as an all-new $40,000 BMW E39 M5. That's not bad company to be compared to! Having driven the G8 GXP I have to say it was a mighty impressive vehicle.
The problem with the reboot was simple though: GM didn't give us what it used to have. For example, it could not be had with a manual transmission and it was lacking the magnetic shocks that a lot of Chevrolet's most sporting models come with.
Well, the good news is that's changed for the 2015 model year. The car gods have spoken!
Aha! Just as we suspected, the 2015 Chevrolet SS sedan is getting a manual-transmission option, as GM’s own recently released order guide for the car gives away. Pleasantly, that’s not the only good news for SS fans: The car also gets GM’s excellent Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension as standard. There also are a ton of new color choices, and the sedan gains Chevrolet’s 4G-linked OnStar telematics system as standard...