Chevy SS With An LSA Races An AMG GLE 63 S

Steven Symes
·2 mins read

⚡️ Read the full article on Motorious

That’s an interesting matchup…

Purists won’t consider the Chevrolet SS Sedan a true muscle car. We’re big fans of the SS and think it should be included in the muscle car classification, believing anyone who’s driven one would quickly become a believer as well. The model had a confusing name, which combined with ho-hum looks probably helped guarantee the short production run. Outside of enthusiast circles it’s not well-known at all, so the full-size sedan is definitely a sleeper.

With the factory LS3, the SS Sedan is no performance slouch. According to Chevrolet, the 376ci V8 produces 415-horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s plenty to get the sedan, which comes in at just under 4,000 pounds curb weight, moving in a hurry.

For some that’s just not good enough. This guy dropped an LSA into his Chevy SS. It’s a natural thing to do, considering the LSA is the successor of the LS3. If GM had decided to keep selling the Australian-made sedan (which is actually a Holden Commodore lightly reskinned) there’s little doubt it would use the same engine.

Thanks to that LSA, the SS Sedan gets a healthy power boost. We’re talking 556-hp and 551 lb.-ft. of torque, so it’s not just a small amount. In fact, this is the same engine used in the Camaro ZL1. It makes the full-size sedan that much more of a sleeper since it doesn’t look fast but it secretly is. But, can it take on the AMG GLE 63 S and win?

Instead of going for a sleeper look, the Germans add a lot of flair to some AMG models, but the looks on this one are a little more subtle. However, housed under those flowing curves is a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 pushing 603-hp and 627 lb.-ft. of torque. The SUV also comes with all-wheel drive, which can really help with a clean launch.

Which vehicle do you think will win the race? Watch the video to find out.

Sign up for the Motorious Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.