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What Does SS Mean Chevy ?

It means Super Sport. It’s a designation that Chevrolet has used on several of its cars since the 1950s. It’s also the name of a performance package for the Corvette ZR1.

Chevrolet began using SS as a performance designation in 1957 when it introduced the Chevy Bel Air Nomad station wagon with a 283-cubic-inch (4.6-liter) V8 making 224 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque. That was enough to push it from 0 to 60 mph in less than 10 seconds, according to Motor Trend magazine at the time.

In 1969, Chevrolet added an optional Super Sport package for the Camaro that included 15-inch wheels, special interior trim and rally stripes along with other minor upgrades. The package was available on both base models and Z28s but it didn’t include any performance enhancements such as brakes or suspension components.

A year later, Chevrolet introduced another SS package that included those upgrades plus larger tires and an upgraded suspension system with stiffer springs and shocks along with front and rear antiroll bars — all of which made the car more capable on track days or during competition events like road racing championships or even drag racing events where straight line speed.

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