The Chevy SS is a dying breed, one of the last true muscle sedans that are as capable as any other muscle car out there. Unfortunately it seems that the 2017 Chevrolet SS is going to be the last one to be made. After that the car may never return but things are not lost just yet.
Until then though let’s enjoy the current version and preview the last version of it. This also happens to be the best so far and it will most likely become a collective among enthusiasts. The 2017 model will use the same chassis, running gear, engine as well as brakes as the ongoing car.
2017 Chevrolet SS Review
The only differences between the two are going to be cosmetic which is to be expected for a car like this. However, some rumors also suggested for a new engine but more on that later. Until then let’s see why people like cars like these in the first place?
Well, while front wheel drive family sedans are great, people do need fun in their lives. The SS manages to offer huge amounts of fun without compromising on anything. The car is as capable as any other sports car out there while offering all the commodities of a sedan and more. Also, with a price around $50,000, the SS is a better deal than pretty much anything else.
Price for Chevrolet SS
This will change for the last version of the car. The upcoming 2017 Chevrolet SS is also expected to be offered in a more expensive trim level. In fact it may cost as much as $60,000 for the higher end model. Why? Well, the car has been rumored, for some time now, to receive GM’s 6.2 liter supercharged LSA V8.
Chevrolet SS Engine
This engine has been previously used on the CTS-V and Camaro ZL1. In the last edition of the SS, the engine could make as much as 580 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque. This would make it one of the most powerful sedans in the World and it should be a great last model for the car that will make people remember it for sure.
This amount of power will be possible thanks to a 1.9 liter twin-screw supercharger and a few other modifications.
The base model of the car will still use the same 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 as before. This will continue to provide 415 horsepower and over 400 lb-ft of torque which is still plenty. Both of them will be available with a six speed automatic but only the lesser one should get the optional six speed manual box.
The main word that described the interior of the current SS was “comfortable”. While the car uses, and will use, the magnetic shocks, stiffer than usual springs and highly reinforced chassis, it still managed to offer a nearly perfect ride.
This was mostly thanks to its great balance, good amount of tire-height and highly adaptive dampers. The 2017 Chevrolet SS will make no difference.
The car will be just as good as before and the brakes will be as impressive as well. However, the top end model might receive slightly larger wheels and stickier tires. This will definitely take some of the comfort away but things should remain quite similar.
Some other small changes have also been confirmed for the car. For starters, three colors are going to be removed from the range. Luckily though, two new ones will be added. People will now get to choose the all new Orange Blast or even the rather understated Nightfall Gray Metallic.
Besides these small changes everything will be pretty much identical to the current model. Some also suggested that the supercharged version could receive a similar hood scoop to the Corvette but this remains to be confirmed.