What I have heard and seen at the SSR Plant is there is only one engine option, 6.0 L will be the only option so far. I would have liked it more if they would have offered both versions the 5.3 and 6.0 like the have done so many times with the Corvettes over the years. Giving the buyer different engine options to choose from would have been great!
I can't wait to see the 6 speed version when it comes out later this year. :seeya
The O5s look the same. However there are some added/new options that are available.
Here are a few:
-Auqa Blurr color (purple/green) *I saw a 05 pilot at the plant and to ME in the sun it looks more like a deeper blue* :confused
-Mono Color Scheme i.e. engine cover, gauges & running board trim are the same color as body
-Wind Break Screen (attaches to the seat backs)
-Padded front cover
-Aux. gauge pkg. (was released late 04 production)
From the link.....
In a follow up to an earlier GMInsidenews article concerning the future of GM’s performance trucks, we are glad to report that the first piece is essentially confirmed.
We are referring to the first part of GM’s performance truck tri-fecta, a high performance SSR. Word is spreading around the internet that a dealer briefing took place this week in which GM shared the first official details of this new SSR. The basics are that the 2005 SSR will have an all aluminum 6.0 Liter LS2 V8, a new six speed manual, an upgraded 4L65E transmission, new bluish-purple hue changing paint color, upgraded rear end, and other detail bits. The new SSR is reported to be capable of low 5 second 0-60 sprints and sub 14 second quarter-mile passes. These upgrades had been planned from the beginning, as the SSR is Chevrolet’s halo truck.
Also to clarify things, this is the second version of the LS2 rumored by many sources. To be honest, in simplest terms the LS2 (both versions) is nothing more than an aluminum evolution of the LQ9 iron engine in the Silverado SS with Gen IV upgrades. This means that while the iron 6.0L will continue in the various truck apps, all performance versions will have the aluminum 6.0L block and be referred to as LS2 (a nice marketing ploy). LS2 Version 2.0 will likely be rated in the neighborhood of 380-390 HP with more tuning towards TQ. It is designed to be used in both car and truck applications and is can pretty much fit anywhere the 5.7L block can. This two pronged approach shadows GM's treatment of the LS1 when they had the 350 HP Corvette LS1, and the "slightly detuned" F-body LS1, only now they are sharing 6.0L with truck applications and further spreading development costs. The LS2 will next year be the top engine in the C6, so in my opinion, I would not expect the SSR or any other LS2 powered vehicle to carry a 400 HP "rating". Expect to see this new LS2 in the Trailblazer SS (the SSR is a Trailblazer, so this obvious), Silverado SS Shortbox, and........(sit down).....possibly the high performance GTO. Eventually the 5.3 Liter and 6.0 Liter Gen IV engines will replace the 5.7 Liter in all applications.
Hi John, I'm transplanted LI er and love NC! I can saltwater fish and motorcycle 12 mos a year! Are you in the car business as I'll be looking to trade in my 04 SSR on a 05 with a 6 speed?! I traded in a 02 Z06 for my SSR and miss the power! Sea ya, Fred :cheers :glol :flag
The LS-2 6.0 L engine has been rumored to be any where from 350 HP to 440 HP. However, I believe that it is more between 375 to 390, it probably will be the 390 HP version. The C6 Vette will be 400 HP!
Don't feel you "have" to trade in your 04 just to have the 6.0 L!! Once again, they have made the Corvettes for many years with more than one engine option. (not everyone wants sheer HP)
Power is wonderuful... but very few lookers will hardly notice that you have more horsepower, and for the sound of the SSR, it should be similar sounding. As for me, I don't drag race up and down the streets. (although I have to admit I do drive faster... love that sound) LOL
Now if you want the new 05 - 6 speed manual tranny then I would go for it!
Took the raffle truck out for a little Cruise yesterday, naturally I was a passenger and after a while I felt like I was stuffed in a sardine can. So my hat's off to all you passengers that travel a long distance.
This idea is on another forum that I visit, and I think it is a great idea!
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It's early here, so I haven't done anything to mine yet, but a top to bottom cleaning is needed on my R. I hope to get to that today. ;)
I ran into this guy today out near Lake Palestine in East Texas. He said he had been scouting out SSRFanatics since he bought his 2005 Aqua Blur over in Dallas a few months back. I gave him my card and told he he needs to "join up!" Really nice young man. Hope he joins us here on the best forum...