Chevrolet SSR is a pick-up convertible by Chevrolet. SSR is the abbreviation for Super Sport Roadster. Produced between 2003 and 2006, SSR was criticised for being a paradox "factory hot-rod" model.
SSR is based on the Chevrolet TrailBlazer. The car is heavy at around 2 tons (heavier than the TrailBlazer itself).
SSR is equipped with the Vortec V8 engine - that gives the car a characteristic engine sound.
The performance figures are decent, but not terrific. With such a heavy and tall build, the car is great at comfortable cruising - and definitely should not be used for hunting fast corners.
The model sold under expectations: around 24150 were produced in total.
The retro design is somewhat similar to 1940-s/1950-s Chevy Advanced Design pick-ups. The design team was led by Ed Welburn.
|Engine layout||front engine|
|Drive layout||rear wheel drive|
|Power||303 hp at 5200 rpm|
|Torque||449 Nm at 4000 rpm|
|City||14.7 l/100 km|
|Road||12.3 l/100 km|
|Combined||13.5 l/100 km|
|Acceleration||7.7 s for 0-100 km/h|