The Trailblazer SS is no surprise; powered by a 391 hp/395 lb-ft of torque version of the LS2 6.0-liter V-8, it can be ordered with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Chevy is estimating the 0-60 time at 5.7 seconds for the Nürburgring-tuned SUV. Outside the truck gets a lowered, monochromatic look inside the colors turn to ebony and flat satin. The seats get heftier side bolsters and SS stitching. At all four corners are 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and four wheel disks (12.8-inch rotors at the front). StabiliTrak and a rear air-leveling suspension are also standard for the SS.
The SS rides 1 inch lower that its more pedestrian versions and was taken to Germany to tune the suspension. 25 percent stiffer springs and the lower center of gravity help control body roll along with larger front stabilizer bars.
An optional front brake cooling package is available.
New York Auto Show: Chevrolet Trailblazer SS
Posted Mar 20, 2005, 7:47 AM ET by Walter J Keegan Jr.
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