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The 2017 model year is expected to be the last for the SS and we’re hearing Chevy might send the car out with a bang—a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 bang.
Enthusiast website GM Authority reports that the SS may get General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] LSA engine for the 2017 model year. This is the same supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 fitted to the previous-generation Camaro ZL1.
While we’d take this news with a big grain of salt, it’s certainly possible considering the SS’s Commodore cousin already offers the LSA engine in high-performance HSV guise. The most potent of these models, the HSV GTS, is delivering as much as 580 horsepower. That would be quite the bump over the SS’s current 415-hp rating.
Incredibly, we’ve also heard that a HSV version of the Commodore might get the 638-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 fitted to the last Corvette ZR1. However, there’s no talk of this option being offered in the United States.