The Chevrolet SS sedan was launched amidst much fanfare at NASCAR events, and priced competitively against Chrysler's SRT products, it will have a built-in audience of those that were fans of the Pontiac G8, as well as '94-'96 Impala SS owners. But for some, having then Gen-IV LS3 under the hood at launch at the same time the LT1 was launching in the C7 Corvette, and the fifth-gen V-8 was coming out in the pickups seems like a retrograde move.
It may be a supply issue, and being a low-volume car, it wasn't a priority to ship LT1s to Australia for the car. But with the Chrysler SRT cars producing substantially more power (granted, they're substantially heavier, as well), did GM make a mistake in not launching the car with the LT1? How soon do you think it will be until the LT1 is offered in the SS?