Chevrolet is ready to go racing in the 2013 NASCAR season as Champion’s Week at Las Vegas featured the manufacturer’s latest car.
Early Thursday Chevrolet unveiled their 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car, the Chevrolet SS, replacing the previous Impala Cup car model. The unveiled was made at the Wynn Las Vegas Theater.
NASCAR president Mike Helton mentioned with Chevy’s unveil everyone is excited about seeing the new 2013 cars at Daytona.
“We’re all very excited about getting t Daytona during Speedweeks and the Daytona 500 in 2013 and seeing these cars in action on the racetrack there and for the full season next year,” said Helton during the unveil.
The new Chevrolet 2013 Cup Series model was set to represent some of their current models on the market. The SS will resemble the V-8 Chevrolet SS sedan that will debut in early 2013. Chevrolet also debuted the Camaro as their 2013 Nationwide car.
GM North America President Mark Reuss mentioned that the unveil was a great moment.
“As a passionate race fan, the debut of the SS NASCAR race car is a genuinely exciting moment for me,” said Reuss at the unveil.
Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson finds the new 2013 cup car as a huge effort.
“It’s been a huge effort, and the times that I have driven the 2013 Chevrolet SS race car, I’ve been very impressed,” said Johnson following the reveal. “I’m excited for Chevrolet, and really for all the manufacturers to have such a cool looking race car.”
Thursday’s Chevrolet unveil was the last of the Cup Series manufacturers to reveal their 2013 car. Toyota and Ford made their unveils during the season as well as Dodge before they departed the sport.
All the 2013 cup series car models will represent more of the cars available in the market and with the resemblances in NASCAR now it will provide fans the opportunity to distinguish the cars.