Photos: Chevrolet unveils hot new 2013 NASCAR Chevy SS race car

Thursday during Champions week in Las Vegas, Chevrolet unveiled their new race car for the 2013 NASCAR season: The Chevy SS.

The Chevy SS is Chevy’s “6th generation” race car – replacing the Impala as the company’s race car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series and will make its official debut during SpeedWeeks beginning in February leading up to the 2013 Daytona 500.

The Chevy SS  race car is also the “street version” of the car; the 2014 Chevy SS will hit showrooms in late 2013, and be sold in limited quantities.

“With the SS, Chevrolet is delivering a true rear-wheel-drive NASCAR race car that is very closely linked to the performance sedan that will be available for sale, ensuring that our most loyal enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience the same thrill every day on the open road that our race car drivers enjoy on the track on race day,” Mark Reuss, General Motors North America president, said in a statement.

Chevy was the last of the manufacturers to reveal their new look, but follow suit of Dodge (who will not be in NASCAR next season), Toyota and Ford.

The Impala had 152 wins from 1959-64 and 2007-12.

(Photo Credits: Chevrolet, Chris Greythen)