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Chevrolet SSR convertible utility Concept

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November 2, 2003

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A mix of custom roadster, open-air sports car and hot-rod pickup, the unique Chevrolet SSR is entering limited production with 25 "Signature Series" vehicles. First shown in January 2000, the SSR concept is designed to capture the Chevrolet brand and design heritage without missing out on the advantages of the latest high-tech engineering.

The Signature Series vehicles will be identical in appearance and have certain features not found on any other 2003 model year SSR including ultraviolet paint, unique badging, and special interior.


CONCEPT VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

Retractable hardtop

Cargo Area:
Cargo width at floor:
3.9 feet (approximate)

Cargo width at wheelhouse:
3.5 feet (approximate)

Cargo length:
4.2 feet (approximate)

Drive:Rear-wheel

Engine:
5.3 aluminum V8
300 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
331 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm

Transmission:
Electronically-controlled four-speed automatic with overdrive

Wheelbase:
116.0 inches (approximate)

Overall length:
191.6 inches (approximate)

Overall width:
78.6 inches (approximate)

Overall height:
63.8 inches (approximate)


SSR prices start at US$41,995.


Visit www.chevrolet.com/ssr to learn more.

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