Chevrolet SS Could Get a Supercharged New Engine
The fact that the Chevrolet SS is still on sale is a small miracle, seeing as how it's been under-appreciated since day one. As Chevrolet readies the SS for its final year of production (in current form anyway), rumors are swirling that the sleeper sedan could get the super sleeper treatment thanks to a motor beloved by Camaro fans. A post by GM Authority claims that there have been 'mumblings' regarding a change in powerplant for the final edition SS and Holden Commodore Series II. These mumblings are definitely to be taken with a a heaping pile of salt, but they are supposedly coming from sources at the facility where the two cars are built, so perhaps just make that a normal pile of salt. Word from these sources have led reports to say that while the Aussies will certainly get a variety of final edition Commodores, here in the United States, we might get an SS with a supercharged 6.2-liter LSA under the hood. This would bring a significant increase in power as the SS currently offers just 415 horsepower, and the supercharged LSA is capable of much more as we've been shown by the Camaro ZL1. RELATED: See Photos of the 2014 Chevrolet SS
If the SS does in fact get the supercharged LSA, it'll take a car that is already a hell of a value, and make it the most compelling four door sold by an American automaker since the muscle car era. Imagine a car that most people mistake for a Chevy Malibu, with close to 600 horsepower, and an option for a six speed manual transmission.
As soon as concrete details regarding the final edition Holdens begin to emerge, we'll have a pretty clear idea of what's going on with the SS. Hopefully an LSA making it's way under the hood comes to pass, that's an America I can believe in.
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