Holden's new Chevrolet export for the US has been revealed.

Based on the new VF Commodore and manufactured in Elizabeth, South Australia, the SS is Chevrolet's first V8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996.

"The Chevrolet brand was largely built on the strength of rear-drive performance sedans, yet it's been 17 years since we've offered one," said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America. "The all-new Chevrolet SS fills that void and fills it better than any other vehicle in the brand's rich history. The comfort, convenience, spaciousness and V8 power make the SS a total performance package unlike any other on the road today."

The SS global rear-wheel drive architecture is the foundation for the Camaro and Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle.

The SS is powered by the LS3 Chevrolet V8, expected to deliver 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque.

The LS3 is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission, which can be shifted manually using TAPshift paddles mounted on the steering wheel.

The SS is the first Chevrolet to offer automatic parking assist, which provides hands-free parking help.

The SS will be available in the fourth quarter of 2013, with prices to be announced.