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Sep 6, 3:13pm - #267991 
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged

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A supercharged, 205-hp, 2-litre version of GM's Ecotec inline-four will be the heart of the third iteration of Chevrolet's Cobalt coupe lineup, GM has announced.

The 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Coupe will join the Cobalt Coupe and Coupe SS when they go on sale later this year.

Along with an engine that sends 205 hp at 5600 rpm and 200 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm to the front wheels through a five-speed manual shifter, the SS Supercharged will also get a chassis, suspension and brakes that were developed on Germany's ultra-challenging Nurburgring racetrack.

The car will also look the part, thanks to 18-inch wheels and Performance tires, and distinctive exterior and interior styling.

''The Cobalt SS Supercharged Coupe was developed to appeal to the tuner enthusiast,'' says Pete Langenhorst, Chevrolet Cobalt marketing director. ''We engineered from the very beginning all the key components to deliver an exciting driver's high Performance sport coupe -- straight from the factory.''

Cobalt and its Pontiac Pursuit sibling (which currently is unique to Canada) both use GM's new Kappa architecture, which the company designed to be extremely stiff and responsive.

''The rigid lower-dominant body structure is engineered as a single unit for mass efficiency and stiffness,'' says Langenhorst, and ''the underbody uses high-strength steel as welded members in strategic locations for maximum strength, structural integrity, mass optimization and crashworthiness.''

GM then took the car to northeastern Germany and ran it around the Nurburgring road course, which features more than 170 turns (some of them quite spectacular) in its 20 km.

That testing created some special settings in the Cobalt SS Supercharged, which began with a ride height reduction of 10 mm but also includes changes to the strut-type front suspension and the semi-independent torsion beam rear setup.

read full article here: http://www.auto123.com/en/info/news/previews,view,Chevrolet.spy?artid=22720&pg=1

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Sep 6, 3:18pm - #267992 
Cool not a big fan of the spoiler, but other than that looks and sounds sweet.

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Sep 6, 3:19pm - #267993 
if it is wingless, it will look HOT!

PLUS A DROP!

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Sep 6, 3:42pm - #267994 
that spoiler looks just like the TRD one only smaller

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Sep 6, 3:56pm - #267995 
is it just me or does it sorta have a celica look to it.. well least at this angle wink

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Sep 6, 3:59pm - #267996 
The front looks a lot like a civic.


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Sep 6, 4:01pm - #267997 
^^^ It kinda does look a little like the celica...with the pronounced angular fenders in the front like the celica's rear, and the baby TRD spoiler <-- roflhaha

It does look pretty nice...even though i'm strongly biased against 'american rice rockets'...

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Sep 6, 4:06pm - #267998 
tC ripoff rice


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Sep 6, 4:09pm - #267999 
beefed cavalier thumbsdown

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Sep 6, 4:22pm - #268000 
What a piece.


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Sep 6, 4:24pm - #268001 
tC sides
civic coupe headlights
skyline tail lights


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Sep 6, 4:46pm - #268002 
same as the saturn ion redline

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Sep 6, 6:16pm - #268003 
looks too much like a civic imo...

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Sep 6, 6:17pm - #268004 
tC sides def
weird...
and a piece


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Sep 6, 6:23pm - #268005 
rolleyes thumbsdown

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Sep 6, 6:25pm - #268006 
This is just one of those celi wanna bee's!...Just not happening! spineyes thumbsdown


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Sep 6, 7:20pm - #268007 
Man freaking american car companies thumbsdown just come and ruin the freaking import scene making the SRT-4 and now Cobalt SS, pisses me off angry

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Sep 6, 7:22pm - #268008 
Originally Posted by cegonaxman
This is just one of those celi wanna bee's!...Just not happening! spineyes thumbsdown


however it is a threat to us celicas...

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Sep 6, 7:41pm - #268009 
american companies tryin their best to be like imports. its awful. doesnt quite work that way. souped up cavalier. thumbsdown

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Sep 7, 12:01am - #268010 
is it going to be fast


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Sep 7, 1:18am - #268011 
I think they are trying to make it look like a import car so we can buy it like most ppl buy the civic and celica. That what i think

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Sep 7, 7:12am - #268012 
Originally Posted by YoG628
same as the saturn ion redline


Yeah, basically, thats the same car as the Ion redline. Not too bad, but it'll fall apart after a few miles are on it, just like any other American car.

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Sep 7, 7:19am - #268013 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
tC ripoff rice


rofl rofl Jameson...actually if you think that. The Tc ripped the cobalt off. This thing has been a concept for 6 years now rofl rofl

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Sep 7, 8:20am - #268014 
good power, but ass looking... thumbsdown

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Sep 7, 8:36am - #268015 
I'd say, if you're getting one, get the Saturn version. At least its got the plastic side panels. They don't get dents from door dings. I had a Saturn SC2 for quite a few years, and when I sold it and got the Celica, the body was still just about perfect. Not that Saturn doesn't have its problems.

I'm actually really disappointed that Saturn has essentially merged with the rest of GM. Now they share designs (like the Cobalt/Ion), and Saturn is more tied to the GM way of doing things. Of all the American carmakers I thought Saturn was the closest to actually being worthwhile. Not anymore.


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Sep 7, 9:03am - #268016 
its a freaking cavalier. i dont care if it sucks my dick while im doing the quarter mile in 8 seconds, im not ever gonna drive a cavalier.


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Sep 7, 9:05am - #268017 
^sir, it's not called cavalier, it's called crapaliver... grin

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Sep 7, 9:07am - #268018 
thanx for the correction, and i dont think ive ever been called sir before.


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Sep 7, 6:54pm - #268019 
do you guys think the GTS will be a match for it or will it just own me?


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Sep 7, 9:49pm - #268020 
Cavaliers are POS. Their engines are not tough & I can only imagine what they will do with a supercharger attached to them. You would be lucky to see 100,000 miles.

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Sep 8, 12:39am - #268021 
Never say that crappy car looks like our sexy celicas. Too bad it's faster, but the drivers won't be nearly as good as Celica drivers.

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Sep 8, 2:31pm - #268022 
those are the rims i want!!! grin

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Sep 8, 4:02pm - #268023 
we'll still look damn good at the end of the race, while the other car will look like and inbred cavalier...

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Sep 8, 9:26pm - #268024 
Originally Posted by TRDCelicaGTS6
do you guys think the GTS will be a match for it or will it just own me?


Don't fear the Turbo. It looks heavier (205 hp to the flywheel). If you have a GTS, you'll own it in Lift. GTs, we've got some work to do. Exhaust and Intake, piece of cake. Cheers cheers


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