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  Chevrolet SS Concept

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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:2003
Introduced at:2003 Detroit Motor Show
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionA modern interpretation of Chevrolet's Super Sport heritage, the Chevy ss is a contemporary four-door family sedan turned sports car. It packs rear-wheel drive with a high-technology version of the legendary small-block V-8, and high-performance suspension and brakes to match. The Chevy ss, a product of GM Design's Los Angeles studio, exudes power and performance at first glance with its intense, Victory Red exterior and a reflective Cromax glass finish. The design is fluid with a short front overhang, long dash-to-axle and wide, muscular fenders providing an aggressive stance. Powerful wheel arches house 21-inch front and 22-inch rear aluminium wheels with BF Goodrich performance tires. The package also includes side gills, sporty round taillamps, through-fascia dual exhaust and a brushed stainless steel panel surrounding the taillamps.

Underneath the hood is the latest evolution of Chevy's race-proven small-block V-8. The car's longitudinal all-aluminium 6.0-liter V-8 engine pumps 430 horsepower and 430 lbs.-ft. of torque. The engine is paired with a Hydramatic 4L65-E four-speed, rear-wheel-drive, electronically controlled automatic transmission. It also could be equipped with the fuel-saving Displacement on Demand technology, debuting on somein 2004 on some 2005 GM models, which shuts down half of the cylinders during most driving conditions and automatically and seamlessly reactivates them for more demanding conditions, such as brisk acceleration or load hauling.

The ss features sophisticated low-arm SLA suspension and independent rear suspension for high-performance driving. The chassis features driver-adjustable shocks to change the damping ratio. The ss driver can tune the chassis for a softer setting during the week and dial in more performance for track days on the weekend. To complete the performance package, the brakes are six-piston calipers with 14-inch rotors up front, and four-piston calipers with 14.45-inch rotors on the rear. To help make the ss friendlier for everyday driving, it also is equipped with active-traction control.

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