The return of the Silverado SS has been rumored for quite some time. According to some reports, it seems that Chevy’s performance-oriented pickup truck might make its comeback as a 2017 model. If that pans out, Ford’s SVT Raptor will face a formidable rival in the form of the 2017 Chevy Silverado SS. Although official details on the next generation of this high-performance truck are still scarce, it is expected to bring a new sporty design as well as a number of technological advancements. The 2017 Chevy Silverado SS is most likely to hit the North American dealerships in late 2016.
Based on a couple of spy photos, the 2017 Chevy SS pickup truck is due to bring a more aggressive exterior styling compared to the standard model. Although it’s still hard to discern due to the heavy camouflage, the brand new Silverado SS is likely to adopt reshaped bumpers, new front grille as well as restyled light clusters. One of the features clearly visible on the prototype was the five-spoke 20-inch wheels for which the SS has been known. In addition to that, several other details, such as the red seat belt, reveal that GM intends to launch the next-generation Silverado SS. As for the interior design, we’re still awaiting more detailed reports. However, the upcoming model is rumored to adopt numerous unique features that will set it apart from the regular truck.
2017 Chevy Silverado SS Engine Specs
Sadly, the official engine specifications for the 2017 Chevy Silverado SS have yet to be released. On the other hand, some sources suggest that the SS is most likely to be powered by GM’s L86 6.2-liter V8 that churns out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Its power will be transmitted to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new SS will also bring a modified suspension and retuned steering that should result in a significantly enhanced driving experience. As for the old version, it came equipped with a 6.0-liter Vortec V8 that generated 345 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque matched to a four-speed automatic gearbox. Compared to the discontinued model, the upcoming version is expected to offer much-improved performance figures.
On the website: 2019 Trucks you can read an in-depth review about 2018 Chevrolet Silverado SS.