Video: 2014 Chevrolet SS Pace Car catches fire during the NASCAR race in Daytona Beach

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 17, 2014

The last weekend was a bad one for General Motors and Chevrolet as during the NASCAR race in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Chevrolet SS pace car caught fire. The vehicle was filled with smoke and the diver Brett Bodine was forced to stop the pace car. The good news is that nobody was hurt and the Chevrolet SS was replaced by another car.

Looking at the video, you will see a small flame at the rear of the car, meaning that it might be something related to the electric part. For those who don’t know, the Chevrolet SS is powered by a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine that generates 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. The engine delivers the power to the rear wheels and can push the SS from naught to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 5.0 seconds.

The Chevrolet SS uses a sport tuned chassis and comes as standard with Brembo brakes that feature ventilated, 355-mm rotors and two-piece, four-piston front calipers, hidden behind the 19-inch front wheels (20-inch on the rear) wrapped in high-performance Bridgestone tires.

Pricing for the 2014 Chevrolet SS starts at $44,470 and the only options offered by GM on this new sports car are the $900 sunroof and the $400 full-size spare tire.

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