These days, everyone talks about the possible arrival of the Raptor’s rivals, Silverado ZR2, it looks like GM is working on another hi-performer. According to some reports, we could see the famous SS badge once again. This version was originally introduced back in 2003, and we expect that the company will have a similar approach to the new 2021 Chevrolet Silverado SS.
This means we may expect a powerful, significantly-lowered pickup truck, which will rather be a street racer than a desert runner. Besides the powerful engine, we should also see a completely new suspension, as well as other chassis upgrades. Finally, big upgrades are expected in terms of styling and interior design.
2021 Chevrolet Silverado SS Engine
Of course, the most interesting part of the new 2021 Chevrolet Silverado SS would be the engine. The original Silverado SS version features a 6.0-liter V8 unit from Cadillac, which puts out around 345 horsepower and 380 pound-feet. For today’s standards that may not sound spectacular but back in the days, that was quite impressive amount of power.
Naturally, the new model would come with something far more modern, with something much more powerful. Of course, the first engine that comes to mind is a 6.2-liter V8, which would get help from a Supercharger in this case, like it’s the case with Camaro and Corvette. Although it is still early to talk about exact numbers, we presume the max output would go around 650 horsepower.
2021 Chevrolet Silverado SS Exterior Redesign
A powerful engine definitely won’t be the only upgrade we would see in the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado SS. There are many other things that come to our minds and among them, the suspension takes a special place. We count on a completely new setup, which would bring this large pickup truck much closer to the ground. In practice, this means a much lower center of gravity, which means better cornering, acceleration, braking etc. Some chassis reinforcements are expected as well.
Naturally, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado SS would also come with loads of styling upgrades. As we’ve just mentioned, the new version would feature much lower ground clearance, which already improves visual appeal. Furthermore, we count on new wheels, with low-profile tires, as well as a completely new body kit. The exclusive grille design is another thing we count on, as well as things like color options, exhaust pipes and many other things.
Obviously, some interior upgrades would be expected for this version as well. It is still early to talk about the details, but there’s no doubt that we are about to see various upgrades that would accentuate the model’s performance character. The first thing that comes to mind is a new color scheme, while we also count on new trim, as well as on sporty seats and similar details. This will be a hi-grade trim, so we have no doubt that the list of standard equipment will be pretty long.
On the other side, the overall layout wouldn’t be much different compared to the rest of the lineup. Keep in mind that this truck is about to get a completely new interior for the next year, so the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado SS shouldn’t be an exception. Finally, we presume that this version will come in crew cab variants only.
2021 Chevrolet Silverado SS Release Date and Price
At this point, it is still early to talk about details. The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado SS is still just a rumor, so it’s hard to say whether the new model will even come or not. The same goes for the price, tag, though we may presume this would be one of the most expensive Silverados in the offer. More details should be known soon.