The Chevy SS is a dinosaur of a car - but that doesn't mean it should go extinct


Chevy SS

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It rocks!

Technology is changing the way we drive.


This is a story we're told seemingly every day. The main characters are Tesla, Uber, Lyft, and lately, even the major automakers, who are pushing the envelope on electric cars and autonomous vehicles. The plot goes like this: In a few decades, driving a car will be to the 21st century what riding a horse was the 20th.

It's a compelling narrative. But then again, there are still some people who want to ride horses.

And there will probably always be some people who want to drive a car.

For those folks, Chevrolet has produced a smashingly good machine, the Chevy SS. Sadly, because the market for a stonking, ill-mannered rear-wheel-drive sedan is limited - and because GM is shuttering production at its Holden division in Australia, where the SS originates, Chevy is discontinuing the model. The SS will now join its predecessor, the Pontiac G8 GXP, on that great open road in the sky.


But not right away. We got our hands on a 2017 Chevy SS and piloted it around New York and New Jersey for a few days. To say that we were in automotive Elysium for the whole time would be an understatement.

Here's why we feel in love with this rude beast: