GM Grain of Salt Rumor - The 2017 Chevy SS to get the LSA treatment

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2017 Chevy SS could get supercharged power boost - Autoblog

The Holden Commodore is dying, and the folks at Holden Special Vehicles are pulling out all the stops to make sure the Aussie sedan is as potent as possible before it passes on. That love hasn't extended to the Commodore's American twin, the Chevrolet SS. Despite a lovely 415-horsepower 6.2-liter V8, the SS hasn't seen the huge performance boosts of its Aussie counterpart. At least, not yet.

According to an unnamed source that spoke to GM Authority, the 2017 SS will follow HSV's Commodore example and receive the supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8. That'd mean a big boost in output – the LSA in the HSV Clubsport R8, for example, adds 121 ponies, for a hearty 536 hp. Of course, considering the LSA's history, we know it's capable of far more power. The previous-generation Cadillac CTS-V made 556 hp.

Autoblog reached out to Chevrolet regarding these rumors, but as of press time, the Bowtie brand hasn't responded to our query. Holden will introduce the 2017 Commodore later this year.
 

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ill squash this right now.


the 2017 is unchanged from the 2016 other than dropping two colors and gaining two colors.
 

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Did you get that from your inside GM source? GM inside source? Whichever.
 

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And they are not going to make the SS after 2017 as well. So there will never be a factory supercharged SS?
 

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Paint chips only, most likely. The ordering guide is already out.

An LSA would put it in a different price range for sure.
 

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Ordering guides arent always a guarantee. It wouldnt surprise me to see Chevy do it.
 

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stopped by chevy.. their ordering guide is up

The '17 ordering guide is up!

NO CHANGES EXCEPT:

Chevrolet Car SS

Deletions

(G6K) Some Like It Hot Red Metallic exterior color
(G6P) Jungle Green Metallic exterior color
(GZ7) Mystic Green Metallic exterior color

New Features

(G8N) Orange Blast exterior color (extra cost)
(GPF) Nightfall Gray Metallic exterior color

That's all folks!!!
 

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I know, that's why I said "most likely".

I would be surprised if Chevy did it because they hate this car. The amount of hoops they'd have to jump through to get an LSA version certified here wouldn't be worth it for a one year run.

It would probably put it in a different bracket anyway for pricing. People already complain the LS3 variant is way too expensive, what happens when Chevy asks Hellcat money for a Malibu?
 

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Who knows. If its going to be the last year of the SS, maybe they'll do a SS ZR1 ZL1 Special Edition :rofl:
 

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that would be cool


some of these SS owners have stupid money to spend on these cars.. there are at least 3 members that have THREE SS's each already.... at the same time.. 2014, 2015, 2016... why? :rofl:
 

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Yeeeaaaahhhh this is a bit of a long shot. Mid-run introductions aren't unheard of, but it's a lot of resources to introduce a new model mid-year, and for a car that doesn't get a lot of marketing or sales push behind it. Plus with a engine that's no longer in any domestic product. At least the SS had the Camaro still in production for a few years before the LS3 became obsolete, and now it's only in the SS (locally, anyway).
 

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