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Maybe our SSRs are NOT that (relatively) heavy!

2919 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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Double-L said:
I don't think of the weight when I drive my SSR , I had it lowered and superchargered and computer flashed, It handles great, Now you get on a bad road and it rides about like my Vette did but on a nice road it is more like a sports car, When I take someone for a ride and they say the SSR is more for looks and the weight holds them back and if they had put a bigger motor in and used some reinforced fiberglass or carbon fiber, About then I get on it just alittle and that ends that, They just smile
Wouldn't it be easier to have the passenger get out of the SSR.... Then step on it a lot
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