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Maybe our SSRs are NOT that (relatively) heavy!

2921 Views 27 Replies 16 Participants Last post by  redssrloaded
I just read the May-June issue of Road & Track Speed, and it is notable for 2 articles: one that compares 6 sporty sedans, and another that put 4 pickup trucks, including an 05 SSR, on a roadracing track to see how they do against sportcars!

Several notable outcomes:

1. The trucks were more fun than the testers thought they would be

2. If you think the SSR is heavy (4770 lb for the one they tested), check out the Dodge SRT-10 (5180 lb) (see chart on page 86 of the issue)

3. Of the 6 sports sedans they tested, which included
Audi A6
BMW 545i
Cadillac CTS-V
Chrysler 300C SRT-8
Infinity M45
Lexus GS430
The LIGHTEST one was 3840 lb (The Lexus), AND ALL except the BMW had inferior weight DISTRIBUTION compared to the SSR! (see chart on page 72 of the issue)

4. The article on the pcikups praised the handling and overall feel of the SSR

Check it out.

Jim G
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redssrloaded said:
I also often wished the SSR was lighter. But do you know why SSR weighs 6050 lbs? (check the sticker inside the door it says 6050 GVWR,GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING) Because it is 50lbs over the 6000 limit for the tax loophole. The loophole was eliminated last September but I got a great deduction since my business bought and pays for the car. No matter how you look at it I got the SSR for 20,000 after all the tax deductions. I know it sounds sick but it was legal. :reddevil
Doesnt gross vehicle weight mean that with the weight of the vehicle, occupants and cargo that it can be upto 6050 pounds?
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