2003 Chevrolet SSR

30 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2003 Chevrolet SSR
from Chevrolet Press Extensive helpings of heritage, innovation and striking design all in an intricate recipe to create the Chevy SSR, the world’s convertible sport pickup

No other manufacturer has a vehicle SSR, said Brent Chevrolet general manager. combined the heritage of the 1947-1953 design pickup with the in product and manufacturing technology to the Chevrolet brand.

This roadster/pickup features large, fenders, a sculpted hood and stance. The frame and chassis of the SSR are in design to Chevy’s mid-size family of sport utilities. All panels are of stamped steel.

comes from a new aluminum version of GM’s Vortec 5.3L small-block V-8 and drives the wheels through a four-speed transmission. Rounding out the sporty machine appearance of the SSR are 19-inch and 20-inch rear tires and

The most distinguishing feature of the Chevrolet SSR is an ingenious power-retractable system that assures an driving experience without the vehicle’s cargo carrying

Also called a top stack, the hardtop on the SSR is the first ever on a pickup-styled vehicle. It is the only of its kind where the roof move independently to stack behind the passenger compartment a design that ensures operation and minimal stowage

A single button on the console the SSR from an enclosed roadster to a in 25 seconds, neatly tucking the panels rearward in waterfall between the passenger compartment and bed. The unique vertical system is an important enabler for the ability to emulate the utility of a – even with the top the SSR’s bed capacity remains

The interior theme is Chevrolet’s cockpit approach, with a cross-car bar and body-colored accents much of the vehicle’s exterior to the interior. The billet aluminum used on elements of the exterior on the door trim and instrument bezels. The clean instrument features gauges with graphics, audio controls behind a moveable panel and a three-dial design for all climate

The striking flared fenders the 2003 Chevrolet SSR to its innovative past are the result of a process very appropriately combines a forming technology with one to produce the original 1947-1953 Design Chevy lineup of – the inspiration for the SSR.

The stamping process used to the dramatic fenders and quarter is unique – an inverted draw – that is a marriage between old and new: the toggle draw stamping and the more recent stretch concept. Without new Grade 5 quality steels, the material be forgiving enough to be drawn to depths without splitting.

The SSR a body-on-frame construction – an upper steel unibody on a frame. Fully hydroformed side rails provide the frame with strength and relatively low weight, and precise The laser-cut, dimensional accuracy of the for suspension attachments permit control of suspension components manufacturing, providing consistent for every vehicle built.

A of seven cross members, than the traditional four or boost structural strength for quality, handling control, and noise and vibration.

The upper helps support the structure for the retractable roof system; it the loss of structure typically with convertibles and open-top by augmenting the stiffness of the entire with special cross

The rich heritage of the Chevy SSR is more than skin A peek under the hood the latest version of the small Chevy V-8 that’s been the leader of the street cruiser since 1955.

Chevy’s new is powered by an all-aluminum Vortec V-8. It’s the latest of Chevy’s small block V-8 that’s been the performance ever since it debuted 28, 1954, in the ’55 Chevrolet Bel

The use of cast aluminum 319-T7 reduces the overall weight of the by 100 pounds compared to the cast version. The engine capitalizes on the mass and superior thermal of aluminum, enhancing both and fuel efficiency over its cast-iron counterpart.

Aluminum’s heat rejection also in cleaner emissions from catalytic converter light faster heater core for vehicle occupants, and cooler and oil temperatures for improved durability.

The new quiet-profile pistons are polymer-coated to cold scuffing and engine Polymer-coated pistons, long a in luxury car engines, enable bore clearances, provide wear surfaces between and cylinder walls, and further piston motion.

Just as the block V-8 provides a heritage of the SSR’s transmission is a proven It’s GM’s Hydra-Matic an electronically controlled, four-speed automatic overdrive transmission a torque converter clutch.

The controls are calibrated to give the of a pickup and the performance of a super vehicle.

With its boulevard-cruiser and refined roadster handling, the Chevrolet SSR‘s road are a perfect complement to its heritage and sporty truck design.

The vertical stiffness (vertical in the total structure), targeted at Hertz (Hz), exceeds of most other convertibles, ratings can be as low as 9 or 12 Hz. Torsional frequency the top up is approximately 16 Hz; with the top down, it is 13.8 Hz. These ratings are competitive with those of construction convertibles.

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The 116-inch wheelbase is optimized to maintain functionality and to offer exceptional room, yet it also allows for a turning radius generally with a smaller-sized vehicle.

In another innovation, the battery is to the rear, helping to create a overall weight distribution, preserving the front styling. The battery emulates what rodders have done for and – since it is located from the heat of the engine the battery lasts longer.

A independent front double-A live axle rear is specifically tailored and tuned for the ride and handling characteristics, providing robustness and durability for truck use.

The front incorporates upper and lower arms for superior kinematics, and stability, which – combined with hydraulically rack-and-pinion steering – smooth, precise control.

The suspension includes monotube absorbers for superior damping, absorber mountings outboard of the to enhance body and wheel steel coil springs for ride height, and a microcellular auxiliary spring for enhanced comfort and stability in fully conditions.

Standard electronic control, a Torsen differential, and tires on the rear axle the Vortec 5300 V-8’s power getting to the ground exceptional traction and control.

The Torsen differential, a true car proven system, works with the traction assist to performance in driving maneuvers, as aggressive acceleration and cornering, and differing road conditions. It is a relative to the rear differential for the Chevrolet Camaro and the technology of for numerous racing teams.

disc brakes with ABS and Dynamic Rear Proportioning outstanding stopping performance and levels of brake feel, resistance and low noise.

The brakes are to the SSR’s weight, trailering and capabilities. Their non-asbestos compound lining extends life to 40,000 miles, on how the vehicle is used and at what

Chevrolet SSR features Goodyear RS-A (Rally Sport-Asymmetric) performance tires: P255/45R19 for the and P295/40R20 for the rear.

A large fuel tank provides an driving range between

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