10 Things We Just Learned About The New Chevelle Super Sport

Recent years have seen the successful return of iconic muscle cars. With the likes of the 2023 Dodge Challenger and 2022 Chevy Camaro continuing to steal sales, many devoted gearheads have been led to ask, is there a new Chevrolet Chevelle coming out? And finally, their prayers have been answered. Gearheads can rejoice, as there is a new Chevelle on the block, thanks to Trans Am Worldwide revealing their 2022 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.

It’s a gorgeous homage to one of Chevrolet’s greatest cars, forming a bespoke series of cars that pulls the 1970s favorite bang up to date. Dripping with curb appeal, it’s a re-imagined classic done right.

Set to become a modern icon, the new Chevy Chevelle SS looks awesome. Here are 10 things we just learned about the new Chevelle Super Sport.

10 The New Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport Is A Reborn Icon

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Chevrolet created something very special with the 1970 Chevelle Super Sport. Equipped with a 7.4-liter 454 monster engine, it could call on 450 hp to tear up the street, and blasted the Chevy to 60 mph in as little as 6 seconds, before running on to a top speed of 139 mph flat out.

For any replacement vehicle, those are big shoes to fill. Shoes that the impressive 2022 Chevy Chevelle slips into with ease. But not before swapping out the laces, and slapping on a new sole. The new Chevelle is more than a spiritual successor, it’s a natural evolution.

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9 The New Chevelle Super Sport Has Modern Camaro Bones

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With no existing Chevy Chevelle in current production, a base car was needed to create a new SS. That honor fell to the highly acclaimed Chevy Camaro, allowing the new Chevelle to adopt some home-grown Chevrolet DNA, while also taking on a distinct feel of its very own.

The decision to utilize the tried and tested Camaro platform was a good one, as it allows the new Chevelle credentials to be further enhanced. Thanks to Chevrolet’s ongoing development of the Camaro, the mechanical potential for the Chevelle was almost limitless.

8 The New Chevelle Super Sport Oozes Retro Style

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Rocking plenty of immediately recognizable features from the original Chevelle SS, the new Chevelle retains a muscular stance while also looking fresh, from the twin headlights and split grille, through to the swollen quarter panels. There is no doubt this is a Chevelle SS.

Blending everything that was great about the original, with innovative modern thinking, the 2022 Chevelle SS is an eye-catching machine. From every angle, it pops, making a gearhead search out all the key historic influences, while also noting the wealth of modern features.

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7 The New Chevelle Super Sport Offers Plenty Of Power

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Known for its brawn, the original car could lay down rubber with ease and not wanting to disappoint or annoy devout Chevelle SS fans, the new car comes loaded with power. A 5.7-liter LT1 is the entry-level option, faithfully serving up 450 hp to match the original Chevelle SS.

Gearheads seeking more grunt are also catered for. An enhanced 6.5-liter V8 package will deploy 900 hp to the rear wheels, while a twin-turbo 7.4-liter LS6/X lump spits out 1,500 hp. That equates to over 1,000 hp more than the old Chevelle SS produced. Now that is progress.

6 The New Chevelle Super Sport Isn’t Cheap

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So, how much does the 2022 Chevrolet Chevelle SS cost? Well, this level of eye-popping excitement doesn’t come cheap, especially when you factor in the bespoke nature of the Chevy Chevelle 70/SS. This means a gearhead needs to stump up $150,000 for a base version.

Anyone sold on the idea of owning the monster 1,500 hp version will no doubt need deeper pockets. Compare that to picking up a decent example of the original, and the new Chevy Chevelle will cost twice as much. Without extras. So two classics or a new car. Tough choice.

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5 The New Chevelle Super Sport Is Customizable

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Aside from the powerful engine upgrade choices, the options list for the new Chevelle is extensive. From the range of heritage paint finishes to more modern shades, plus the overall look of the 2022 Chevy Chevelle can get tailored to the buyer’s own tastes.

It will be difficult to resist going wild with the customization. Picking out your favorite wheels, trim finishes, graphics, and brakes could get addictive. Let alone deciding on a removable hardtop or carbon-fiber detailing. All these choices are, however, led by the depth of a pocket.

4 The New Chevelle Super Sport Comes Loaded With Kit

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The inside of the new Chevy Chevelle is just as impressive, as gearheads will get treated to an impressive array of equipment. All the modern gadgets associated with the latest Chevrolet Camaro get carried over, having got subjected to some retro 1970s refinishing.

That means ’70s-style seats, a bespoke gauge cluster, and a period-correct shifter. Attention to detail really defines the new Chevy Chevelle as a special car, marking it out as a well-conceived project, and one that is bound to get fans, old and new, lusting after one.

3 The New Chevelle Super Sport Is A Welcome Alternative

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Over the past two decades, the retro-styled car market has been on fire, a craze that the heavily nostalgic fifth-generation Ford Mustang seemed to have kick-started, thus allowing for the likes of the funky Fiat 500 city car and more recent Honda E to become firm favorites.

During this phase, retro-loving car fans have been well-catered for, being able to choose from notable contenders, with cars like the Dodge Challenger, Alpine A110 R, or Ford Bronco. It’s the ideal time for the new Chevy Chevelle to muscle its way back into potential buyers’ hearts.

2 The New Chevelle Super Sport Is A Bespoke Vehicle

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The new Chevy Chevelle isn’t simply an off-the-shelf parts special, it’s a labor of love. Large amounts of fabrication are needed to obtain the right look and feel, which means a full carbon body must get constructed, including a hood, fenders, doors, valance, and quarter panels.

Add to that the running gear, choice of engine, and bespoke interior, along with specialist brakes, an uprated suspension package, and a final paint finish. Meaning that the 2022 Chevelle 70/SS is a vehicle that will leave any gearhead blown away – whether it’s moving or not.

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1 The New Chevelle Super Sport Is Built By Trans Am World

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This is not the first bespoke vehicle created by Trans Am Worldwide, renowned for creating the fantastic Bandit Edition and 50th Edition Trans Ams. They are a company that has extensive experience in making breathtaking vehicles, capturing the soul of historic models.

The Chevelle SS 2022 is set to join the hallowed ranks, taking pride of place next to models that have already become collector’s pieces. Cars that tend to sell out in record time. So for any gearhead looking to get a slice of the retro-muscle car action, they better get moving.

Sources: Trans Am Worldwide