The Holden Commodore (VF) is a full-size car that has been produced by Holden since June 2013. It is the second and last significant restyled iteration of the final fourth generation of the Holden Commodore to be manufactured in Australia. Its range comprises sedan and station wagon body variants that also sell in luxury Holden Calais (VF) guise.
The VF Commodore is sold in the United States as a performance vehicle under the name of Chevrolet SS. It is sized between the Malibu and the Impala in the Chevrolet lineup and also fills the void left behind by the Pontiac G8 after the Pontiac brand was discontinued after 2009. It went on sale as a 2014 model year vehicle in late 2013, designed and manufactured by GM Holden in Australia. It is Chevrolet's first rear-wheel drive V8 sedan available to the general public in eighteen years since the fourth-generation Chevrolet Caprice and the seventh-generation Impala SS.
The Chevrolet SS utilises the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine from the Chevrolet Corvette (C6), with power and torque figures of 415 hp (309 kW) and 415 lb·ft (563 N·m). The only available transmission for model year 2014 was a six-speed automatic that could be shifted manually using paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
Major NASCAR teams who drive Chevy SS themed cars include Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing, and Stewart-Haas Racing. Hendrick has eleven championships, Childress has six championships, and Stewart-Haas has two championships. Chevrolet is the most successful manufacturer to be involved in NASCAR with thirty-nine manufacturer's titles and the most recorded wins by any manufacturer. Previously, the Chevy Monte Carlo and Impala were used in both the Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series. They are now using the SS car in the Sprint Cup Series, the Camaro in the Xfinity Series, and the Silverado in the Camping World Truck Series.
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