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No, there hasn’t been any official indication or confirmation of a Blazer SS, but we hope that changes. Given the increased demand for performance crossovers, we think this would be an excellent addition to the Blazer lineup. Following in the footsteps of the Trailblazer, there is no better place for Chevy to place another Super Sport badge.

Previously Chevy decided to set the SS model of the Trailblazer between the base LS and top spec LT trims. On the Blazer, however, this could become the new top spec model meaning it could start from $50k. When compared to the buy-in price of models like the Range Rover Sport SVR, X5 M, Trackhawk and Cayenne Turbo, this would still be an appealing alternative.

Under the hood, it would likely again derive its engine from Corvette, namely the Grand Sport. This 6.2l LT1 V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. To help put all that power down, we expect that it would be AWD only. Other important changes would include, a lowered suspension, thicker stabilizer bars, a quicker steering rack, a limited slip differential, and a bigger brake kit.

The main question is whether Chevy can accommodate such a large engine into the Blazers platform, and do so at a reasonable price. Since the C7 is going to be replaced soon, this could be a new home for its incredible motor.

A track-ready, V8 powered Blazer sounds like a no brainer, but bringing something like that to market could be an expensive endeavor. Perhaps Chevy has done a better job keeping this a secret than the upcoming mid-engine C8.

What would you be willing to spend on a Blazer wearing the SS badge?
 

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I think $50k is a fair starting price, but I wonder if there are better engines to choose from. As mentioned fitting a V8 in this engine bay could be an impossible task. GM might be better off going with the 3.6l twin turbo V6 from Cadillac.
 

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I think $50k is a fair starting price, but I wonder if there are better engines to choose from. As mentioned fitting a V8 in this engine bay could be an impossible task. GM might be better off going with the 3.6l twin turbo V6 from Cadillac.
A V8 will just mess with the Blazers dynamics, weight being the biggest thing i'm worried about. Haven't looked at weight differences myself but at this point with whats a V8 replacement, we either have to stick with the V6 or go get a Tahoe. Always wanted a Tahoe RST but its nearly $20k more
 

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The main issue with a starting price like that on the Blazer is that it opens up the luxury market. Could get yourself into a BMW, MB, Porsche etc for just a little more. Also I think its worth waiting to see what kind of aftermarket performance support the Blazer gets because the 3.6l has untapped potential.
 

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Add in an electric motor boost. Like the motor from the Bolt. Make it with 20 minutes run time at full throttle. Most tracks have 20 minute sessions. The powerful torque could also help off road. Regeneration would help with brake dust. Chevy already developed the electric motor and the Volt integrated the gas and electric motors. Seems the way of the future.
 

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Add in an electric motor boost. Like the motor from the Bolt. Make it with 20 minutes run time at full throttle. Most tracks have 20 minute sessions. The powerful torque could also help off road. Regeneration would help with brake dust. Chevy already developed the electric motor and the Volt integrated the gas and electric motors. Seems the way of the future.
If I’m looking for performance there is no better bargain then the Camaro SS. I think to be realistic it can only be a turbo 6 and with the price of a RS. They would price themselves out of the market any other way. Offering a more diverse group of packages could also get the price manageable ?
 

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If I’m looking for performance there is no better bargain then the Camaro SS. I think to be realistic it can only be a turbo 6 and with the price of a RS. They would price themselves out of the market any other way. Offering a more diverse group of packages could also get the price manageable ?
You are correct of course. Price is already a big concern with the Blazer. I would be much happier if they tuned it to the 335 hp the engine is rated for (and is available with in the Camaro). The Blazer is probably 500 pounds heavier than the Camaro and not a performance threat. I'm just amazed Chevy felt it nessary to detune it 30 hp. Aftermarket tuning would just release Chevy from the drivetrain warranty. There is a lot of complexity in that drivetrain.
 
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