SS is a performance package designation. It stands for “Super Sport” and was first used by Pontiac in 1967 to indicate that the car had been modified to include performance options.
Today, SS is used as a trim level or badge on many different cars, most notably the Chevrolet Corvette. In this case, the SS badge indicates that the car has been modified from stock and is faster than other models in its class.
Some manufacturers still use the SS designation for their performance models, but it’s not always clear what this means for consumers. In some cases, it simply means that there are more standard features included with a particular model (for example, Ford Mustang). In other cases, it may refer to an option package with additional powertrain upgrades or cosmetic enhancements (Chevrolet Corvette).
Last modified: November 26, 2022