2017 Chevrolet SS to get supercharged V-8?

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Australia’s Holden Commodore is slated to cease production next year which means our Chevrolet SS, essentially a rebadged version of the sporty Commodore SS V, is soon to be phased out.

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.

 
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