2005 Chevy SSR – Super Sport Roadster
Chevy is back again with upgrades, new bells and whistles to accommodate the retro retractable hardtop pickup truck roadster. The 2005 Chevy SSR, Super Sport Roadster, has a 6.0 liter V8 engine yielding 390 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft of torque.The SSR has monstrous P295/40R20 rear tires to ensure that the SSR delivers its power to the ground with exceptional traction and control. New features for 2005 include a “Dead pedal” design change to accommodate manual transmission option, auxiliary gauge package (volts, delivered torque, exterior temperature); a body color package, which adds the exterior color to SSR’s auxiliary gauge package, engine cover insert and cargo area strips; a body color package with running boards; and a windbreak. The exhaust has been retuned to maintain its throaty sound. Recurring ultramodern features include remote keyless entry, passlock theft deterrent system, retractable hardtop, power heated outside mirrors, removable hard cargo cover.In less than 30 seconds, you can put the top down on your pickup truck roadster.It is one of a kind and breakthrough for a pickup truck. The retractable hardtop is the first ever applied on a pickup. Chevrolet describes the SSR as “six liters of v-8 corvette power for the ultimate boulevard cruiser pickup.”The midsize truck has fuel efficiency of 15 city/19 highway. The estimated annual fuel costs: $1720.
review by blackwax.11.24.04