The SSR (Super Sports Roadster) hits hard at those fans of open top sports cars, in the tradition of the Corvette, but also combines the rich heritage of 1950s era Chevrolet pickups. An open air roadster with a retractable hard top and small-block V8, the SSR was announced yesterday by GM President and CEO, Richard Wagoner during an automotive conference at the University of Michigan.
For pickup truck enthusiasts looking for a distinctive and powerful vehicle with a little more practicality than the three seater Chevrolet SSR, look no further than the Harley-Davidson Edition F-150 SuperCrew announced August 8th at the 2000 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
A follow up to the recently launched and very popular Harley-Davidson Edition F-150 SuperCab, the similarly obsidian hued HD SuperCrew has seating for up to five adults in a four door pickup.
The HDSC is powered by the 260 horsepower 5.4 liter Triton V8 and its specially-tuned exhaust system features a single inlet/dual outlet muffler, ending in chrome 3 1/2-inch "slash cut" exhaust tips taken from the Ford SVT Lightning. Harley-Davidson branded 20x9-inch five-spoke cast chromed aluminum wheels and P275/45R20 Goodyear Eagle GTII tires are accented by gray and "Harley-Davidson" orange striping on the lower rocker panels.
The 2001 Harley-Davidson F-150 SuperCrew will be manufactured at Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant and is expected to arrive at dealerships by the first quarter of 2001.
With the announcement and introduction of these two distinctive trucks we definitely encourage enthusiasts to run, not walk, to your nearest Ford or Chevy shop with money hand to put your deposits down.