Chevelle means “bold and beautiful” – a well-chosen name for the mid-sized Chevy model that would garner three generations of production. Throughout its life cycle there was a Chevelle made for any buyer’s needs: coupes, sedans, convertibles, station wagons, even the El Camino. Brandishing the SS badge, and packing the potency of the big-block 454, this Chevelle would be Chevy’s entry in the American Muscle car market. In an era where going fast was a battle primarily fought at the drag strip (or stop light) rather that the road course, the SS-454 was a winning choice. Braking and turning take a back seat to this Chevelle’s bone-jarring acceleration, but handling is on par with other mid-size cars of the period. With the Cowl-Induction option, “You can make our tough one even tougher,” stated a period brochure. Stomp the gas and the hood scoop opens up to provide a rush of cool air to the intake – it’s one of the coolest animations in Forza Motorsport 5 for sure – and if it makes the SS-454 go faster, well that’s ok too.