YES! Our prayers have been answered! Now, throw an LSA or an LT4 in it! We’re kidding, but not really.

Finally for the 2015 model year, the full-size Chevrolet SS will be available in a 6-speed manual transmission option. The rumor of the three-pedal SS has been floating around for a few months, now, and Chevrolet finally confirmed it with the 2015 online order guide. Also new for 2015 is Magnetic Ride Control – that will be standard.

Found on cars like the Corvette ZR1, Corvette Stingray, Cadillac CTS-V, etc., the SS will now get more precise handling than it already has thanks to MRC. For those that don’t like the overall stiffness of the suspension on the 2014 model, the 2015 model will be a little softer, but stiff when needed.

It would’ve been cool for Chevrolet to throw the 7-speed manual from the Stingray into the SS, especially for highway fuel economy, but you can’t have your cake and eat it, too. Besides, they’ll have somewhere to go next year to upgrade the car even further.

With these two significant changes, and probably a few more little ones that weren’t officially announced, we think that the sales of the SS will improve. Maybe more options is all Chevrolet needs to move these cars off of the lots – $50K is a lot to pay for a car that only comes in one trim level, after all.

We just hope to see more of them driving around town, other than the normal one or two we see a month, because it really is a beautiful car and also the closest we can get to the amazing Vauxhall VXR8 GTS or the HSV GTS.