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How many of you remember seeing this Chevrolet SS concept car? When i first saw it I thought GM was onto something great and willing to put in the R&D to bring us something totally new and fresh, unlike anything we've ever seen. But as we all can see, it didn't turn out that way, the production model Chevrolet SS is nothing like it's concept.

The Chevy SS concept car reminds me of something Porsche Panamera-like.






 

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I absolutely love the side shot of the Chevy SS concept car, but the front end needs to be reworked.

Rear end was great too, has a nice retro/modern mix going on. This just goes to show the potential GM has to develop such a car.

Who knows, the current SS could be what they need to eventually drop a crazy performance sedan, the current SS could just be baby steps.
 

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The tesla s, before the tesla s
 

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Man, I actually like the design. Would have definitely shook up the domestic car market with something so new and radical. Very reminiscent of the Panamera design. I wonder what price point something like this would enter the market at? If it would have been anything close to the Panamera, 99.9% of the US wouldn't be able to afford it. Has anyone else seen what a monthly payment is like on one? OMG!
 

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I liked it the first time I saw it. When it was called a "Fisker Karma".
 

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I liked it the first time I saw it. When it was called a "Fisker Karma".

Dude, the SS Concept was from 2003.
Car enthusiasts know this concept car.
Too bad GM didn't stick with the 3,660 curb weight.


The Fisker Karma concept debuted at the 2008 NYC show.




January 2008
Fisker Karma concept unveiled at North American International Auto Show





Chevrolet SS (concept car) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Chevrolet SS (concept car)

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Chevrolet SS Manufacturer General Motors Class Concept car Body style 4-door sedan Layout FR layout Engine 6.0 L V8 Transmission automatic Length 198.9 in (5,052 mm) Width 76 in (1,930 mm) Height 53 in (1,346 mm) Curb weight 3,660 lb (1,660 kg) Designer(s) Franz 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.
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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.[citation needed]

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


Design

The design of the SS is a mix of styles and styling cues from both modern sports and muscle cars. It featured vinyl and leather seats, and 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.

Manufacturer General Motors
Class Concept car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Engine 6.0 L V8
Transmission automatic
Length 198.9 in (5,052 mm)
Width 76 in (1,930 mm)
Height 53 in (1,346 mm)
Curb weight 3,660 lb (1,660 kg)
Designer(s) Franz von Holzhausen
 

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Dude, the SS Concept was from 2003.
Car enthusiasts know this concept car.
Too bad GM didn't stick with the 3,660 curb weight.


The Fisker Karma concept debuted at the 2008 NYC show.




January 2008
Fisker Karma concept unveiled at North American International Auto Show





Chevrolet SS (concept car) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Chevrolet SS (concept car)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Chevrolet SS (disambiguation).
Chevrolet SS Manufacturer General Motors Class Concept car Body style 4-door sedan Layout FR layout Engine 6.0 L V8 Transmission automatic Length 198.9 in (5,052 mm) Width 76 in (1,930 mm) Height 53 in (1,346 mm) Curb weight 3,660 lb (1,660 kg) Designer(s) Franz 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.
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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.[citation needed]

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


Design

The design of the SS is a mix of styles and styling cues from both modern sports and muscle cars. It featured vinyl and leather seats, and 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.

Manufacturer General Motors
Class Concept car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Engine 6.0 L V8
Transmission automatic
Length 198.9 in (5,052 mm)
Width 76 in (1,930 mm)
Height 53 in (1,346 mm)
Curb weight 3,660 lb (1,660 kg)
Designer(s) Franz von Holzhausen
Would have never thought a car like that weighed 3,600 LBS. It looks like a concept car that can easily pass 4000 LBS.

Wouldn't be surprised if carbon fiber parts were used or some sort of light material.
 
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