Chevrolet SS

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Chevrolet SS
Chevrolet SS concept (front) at the 2004 Los Angeles Auto Show
ManufacturerChevrolet
Parent companyGeneral Motors
Body style(s)sedan
Engine(s)6.0 L V8
Transmission(s)automatic
Length198.9 in (5052 mm)
Width76 in (1930 mm)
Height53 in (1346 mm)
Curb weight3,660 lb (1,660 kg)
DesignerFranz von Holzhausen

The Chevrolet SS was a concept car designed, branded, and built by the Chevrolet division of General Motors. It was introduced at the 2003 North American International Auto Show and was never approved for official production. The SS (which stands for Super Sport) was intended to be a modern version of past SS variant vehicles, such as the Camaro and Chevelle.

Engine

The SS used an all-aluminum 6.0 L V8 engine rated at about 430 hp (321 kW) and 430 lb·ft (583 N·m) of torque. The suspension of the SS was tuned for performance rather than comfort and emphasized its sporting characteristics. The integrated exhaust pipes on the bumpers of the SS were similar to those of historical muscle cars. An 8.0 L 850 hp (634 kW) engine was originally installed in the car, but due to street legality issues, it was removed.

Rear of the Chevrolet SS concept at the 2004 Los Angeles Auto Show

Design

The design of the SS is a mix of both modern sports and muscle cars together with classic muscle cars, notably from Chevrolet like the Chevelle. It featured vinyl and leather seats. It also had functions from earlier Chevrolet muscle cars such as the horseshoe-shaped shifter. There were modern electronics and functions such as a DVD player and an audio system complete with satellite radio.

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