2003-2006 Chevrolet SSR Pre-Owned Vehicle Review - WheelsTV
The 2003 to 2006 Chevrolet SSR offers enthusiasts an open-top roadster pickup truck with an eye catching presence all its own. See more of our automotive videos at http://www.wheelstvchannel.com
Chevy SSR 2004
The Chevrolet SSR (Super Sport Roadster) is a retractable hardtop convertible pickup truck manufactured by Chevrolet between 2003 and 2006. The 2003 and 2004 models used General Motors' Vortec 5300 engine, a 5.3 L 300 hp V8. Performance was 7.7 s to 60 mph (97 km/h) with a 15.9 s/86.4 mph quarter mile run. The 2005 SSR used the 390 hp (291 kW) LS2 V8 also found in the C6 Corvette and Pontiac GTO, and also offered a manual transmission (the six-speed Tremec) for the first time, as an option. For the 2006 model year, the LS2 engine featured minor modifications that Boosted its output to 395 hp (automatic transmission) and 400 hp (manual transmission), respectively. In addition, GM badges were added to the vehicle. The SSR was introduced for its market debut in a 60 second television advertisement that first appeared on New Year's Eve 2003, created by the firm of Campbell-Ewald, directed by Michael Bay and featuring the song Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf. The advertisement was titled "An American Revolution, Car Carrier" and featured six yet to be introduced cars and trucks boarding a car carrier as it traversed the United States. It featured the Aveo descending the Twin Peaks of San Francisco and making an airborne leap highly reminiscent of Steve McQueen's Ford Mustang in the movie Bullitt, before boarding the car carrier, to the yellow SSR boarding the carrier in reverse while the carrier is traveling down a desert highway. The SSR was used as the pace car for the 2003 Indianapolis 500. An SSR was entered in August 2011 in the Bonneville Nationals Speed Trials on the salt flats in Utah. The entry was controversial in that they intended to run in the mini modified pickup class. An illegal modification had been made to the front valance on the truck and they were allowed to run for time only. Nonetheless the truck proved uncompetitive against a much more aerodynamic GMC Sonoma that took the record in the C/MMP class and set it at 219.3 mph (352.9 km/h), a full 26 mph (41.8 km/h) faster than the SSR could run S434
Supercharged 2003 Chevy SSR
This 507 horsepower Intercooled Supercharged SSR is a beast to drive and a show stopper! Enjoy the ride. Just over $18,000 has been spent modifying the 5.3 liter engine with a Magnacharger blower and supporting hardware. This one is a monster, but very docile on the street. Hit the gas pedal and just hang on.
2003 Chevy SSR "Only 800 Miles" Spuds Garage
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