At least you can probably import one of these before it turns 15 years old

When Holden revealed their redesigned Commodore sedan, there was a little gift for the United States worked into the announcement: a new model called the Chevrolet SS.

The large, rear-wheel drive sedan is powered by a 6.2-litre V8, making for some great burnout moments if one so chooses to light them up. However, it was only available with a six-speed automatic when first introduced. That’s about to change for 2015.

When next year’s models start to float across the Pacific, buyers will have the opportunity of ordering up an optional six-speed manual transmission with proper third pedal action. This should give the large sport sedan a little more gusto off the line. Also, magnetic ride control will come as standard. The same suspension is also available on Camaro, Corvette, and some Cadillac models.

Unfortunately, if you want one of these sport sedans from down under, you’ll have to jump across the border and pay a hefty import tariff on the way back.

2014 Chevrolet SS

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