The Chevrolet SSR (Super Sport Roadster ) is a 2003 to 2006 Chevrolet Pickup produced cabriolet with electric folding retractable steel roof. The model was based on the concept of super sports car Roadster, which was shown in 2000 at the Detroit Auto Show. Technical basis is the GMT360 platform, which is also used for the Chevrolet Trailblazer. An early model of the SSR was used as the Safety Car for the Indianapolis 500 auto race.
In the models of 2003 and 2004 produced by General Motors Vortec 5300 engine (V8 with 5.3 liters and 221 kW/300 PS) was used. With this, the car accelerated in 7.7 seconds to 100 km / h This was published in 2005, took advantage of a model of the SSR LS2 V8 engine (287 kW/390 hp) in conjunction with a manual transmission first offered as an additional option. For the model year 2006, the power (400 hp) increased (395 hp) with automatic and manual transmission with 294 kW to 290 kW.
2004 remained the SSR with under 9,000 copies sold ( U.S. $ 42,000 each) behind initial expectations. In December 2004 and again on 21 November 2005, General Motors announced the closure of the Lansing Craft Centre, where the SSR was produced. The last produced a total of approximately 24,150 SSR, a black and silver colored model was prepared on 17 March 2006.