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Latest model: Chevrolet SSR 2003
Chevrolet SSR 2003The Chevrolet SSR is a convertible pickup truck manufactured from 2003 via 2006. The truck is based on the big Chevrolet Trailblazer's platform but features "retro" look-and-feel and a metal convertible top developed by ASC. The production model is based on the Supersport Roadster concept vehicle shown at the 2000 Detroit Auto Show. An early-production Chevrolet SSR was the pace vehicle for the 2003 Indianapolis 500 auto race.

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The 2004 model sold below expectations with under 9000, sales at US$42000, every. Citing a 301-day supply of Chevrolet Ssrs, Basic Motors in December of that year announced five weeks of layoffs at Lansing Craft Centre, the factory that makes the Chevrolet SSR. On November 21, 2005, GM announced that it would close the Craft Centre in mid-2006, spelling the end for the Chevrolet SSR. The final Chevrolet SSR, a original black-on-silver model, was built on March 17, 2006. Analysts estimate that 24150, Chevrolet Ssrs were manufactured in total.

The model contains Basic Motors' Vortec 5300 motor, a 5. 3 L 300 hp V8. Performance, while cool, was not spectacular at 7. 7 s to 60 mph with a 15. 9 s/86. 4 mph quarter mile run. The 2005 Chevrolet SSR used the 390 hp LS2 V8 also found in the Corvette and Pontiac GTO, and also provided a manual transmission (the six-speed Tremec) for the first time, as an feature. For the 2006 model year, the LS2 motor featured minor modifications that boosed its output to 400 hp (automatic transmission) and 405 hp (manual transmission), respectively.