Last year, rumors of a new Chevy Blazer SS model spread across the Internet. Unfortunately, those rumors turned out to be false, as we covered previously. Nevertheless, the essential idea of a high-performance Chevrolet Blazer model is a good one, so we decided to break out the ‘ole digital crayons and have a go at rendering one up for ourselves.
Just to reiterate, our Chevy Blazer SS rendering is not a prelude to a production model. Rather, we simply wanted to draw it up for fun, just to see what such a thing might look like.
So with that covered, let’s take a deeper look.
The first thing to grab ‘ya might be the crossover’s larger and wider wheel-and-tire package. Paired with a lower suspension, our hypothetical Chevy Blazer SS has a properly aggressive stance to help it look the part of a performer.
We also added in a new front grille treatment, which includes a black finish for the intake mesh and the upper crossbar. The central Bow Tie badge is also finished in black, while the dark coloring is extended down into the lower bumper to a prominent lower chin spoiler.
In the outward edges of the bumper, we replaced the primary headlamps with air intakes. As such, the primary lamps need to be moved to the thin lighting signatures where the DLRs reside on the standard model, which is probably less than ideal with regard to forward-facing lighting, but still looks good from an aesthetics point of view.
Additional details include a set of hood vents, and a unique styling line for the profile.
The rear end also gets a few new touches, such as quad exhaust tips. Finally, a number of SS badges can be found around the body.
As for motivation, we think a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine would fit the bill, with either the LGW or LGY on deck. As a reminder, the twin-turbo 3.0L V6 LGW was equipped in the Cadillac CT6, where it produces 404 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, while twin-turbo 3.0L V6 LGY is equipped in the Cadillac CT5, where it produces 335 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
Naturally, we’d love to see some rip-snorting supercharged V8 under the hood of our rendering, but given the Blazer’s C1 platform can’t take anything larger than the V6 family already mentioned, we’re sticking with the ‘six.
Finally, we’re imagining a high-performance AWD system with dynamic torque vectoring to put the power to the pavement.
What are your thoughts on our hypothetical Chevy Blazer SS rendering? Does it have what it takes to wear the SS badge? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Blazer news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.