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Chevrolet announced earlier this year that it would cancel the Cobalt SS Supercharged for the 2008 model year, but new information reveals that Chevy is working on a turbocharged version of the Cobalt SS. For 2008, it appears as though General Motors will equip the Cobalt SS with the same 260 horsepower 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine found in the Saturn Sky Red Line, Pontiac Solstice GXP and HHR SS.

The enthusiast web site cobaltss.net recently discovered a copy of the SAE Power Certification for the 2008 Cobalt that revealed certification for GM's L850 LNF engine
 

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Nice. I love my friend's Stage II SS. His bolt ons are stock, but it still pulls nice.
 

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Red Falcon said:
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That car seems so boring to me. No agressive lines, just blah. 260 hp in FWD -platform will be lots of fun too.
American performance is ftw.

Not JUST because its American..you won't find me praising a cavalier or a sunflower....
 

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Too bad it took them so long to make it quick....When it first came out, it was hyped...Supposed to compete with the SRT...it failed... Now it's a couple years later and it's a salvage attempt..Even the "staged" cobalts were only in the 13's...
 

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Red Falcon said:
enthennd said:
American performance is ftw.

Not JUST because its American..you won't find me praising a cavalier or a sunflower....
Isn't fwd performance car an oxymoron?
Only when it deals with Japanese FWD cars. It makes perfect sense for domestic FWD cars.
 

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duh chad. Bow-Ties, Ovals, and Sheep FTW!!!!
 

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Red Falcon said:
Isn't fwd performance car an oxymoron?
Eh, if you want to. SRT4/cobalt ss are the only fwd cars that are good.

By performance I was talking about their power, fwd sucks either way you look at it. :rofl:
 

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enthennd said:
Red Falcon said:
Isn't fwd performance car an oxymoron?
Eh, if you want to. SRT4/cobalt ss are the only fwd cars that are good.

By performance I was talking about their power, fwd sucks either way you look at it. :rofl:
ahh, good ole ecotec - nice to know you can pick up the GM Performance Parts catalog and boost this thing up to 900 hp with off the shelf parts

The Civic SI dances circles around those cars (and is my personal favorite, take the sedan for better weight distribution).

the MazdaSpeed 3 blows them off the road in a straight line (2.3L direct injection, can't beat it for cheap power)

the GTI is an overall well rounded car, that with a chip, is pretty ridiculous ($600 for 252 hp/303 lb-ft of torque, before bolt-ons)

do I smell a sport compact comparo coming up?
 

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the MazdaSpeed 3 blows them off the road in a straight line (2.3L direct injection, can't beat it for cheap power)
who is "them"??...I hope you've excluded the SRT from that "them"...because MS3 falls short of the former SRT stock for stock (ask me how I know) and well we don't need to talk about the power figures of the new one...
 

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should be pretty cool but i heard that modding that engine is a pain in the ass right now as it is used in the saturn sky redline and they cant pull much out of them yet. Aftermarket will probably fix that though.
 

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lVlemphizStylez said:
marc said:
the MazdaSpeed 3 blows them off the road in a straight line (2.3L direct injection, can't beat it for cheap power)
who is "them"??...I hope you've excluded the SRT from that "them"...because MS3 falls short of the former SRT stock for stock (ask me how I know) and well we don't need to talk about the power figures of the new one...
the former SRT no longer exists as a new car for sport compact comparos - and stock for stock it never ran much faster than the MS3 (both have run high 13s to low 14s stock)

so comparing any new car to a car no longer on sale opens a wide world up

when I say "them" I refer to the atrocity that is the new SRT-4, and is again no faster or slower than an MS3

but, at the end of the day, the MS3 has direct injection
which means mod for mod it will always have higher compression resulting in better throttle response, faster spool-up, more power, and better fuel economy

plus the MS3 runs circles around the old or new SRT-4 on anything where you make turns

and keep in mind - I hate the MS3 with a passion
its just a much better car - which is why it costs more
 

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Yay. Another high powered FWD domestic POS. Whoop dee doo. If you want this motor get it in the sky - its a hell of a lot closer to a real sports car than a Cobalt.
 

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Yay. Another high powered FWD domestic POS. Whoop dee doo. If you want this motor get it in the sky - its a hell of a lot closer to a real sports car than a Cobalt.
the top opening/closing process alone is enough to dissuade any sane buyer from a sky or solstice
 

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marc said:
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Yay. Another high powered FWD domestic POS. Whoop dee doo. If you want this motor get it in the sky - its a hell of a lot closer to a real sports car than a Cobalt.
the top opening/closing process alone is enough to dissuade any sane buyer from a sky or solstice
The fact that its a GM alone is enough to dissuade any sane buyer from any of these vehicles. :D
 

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marc said:
lVlemphizStylez said:
who is "them"??...I hope you've excluded the SRT from that "them"...because MS3 falls short of the former SRT stock for stock (ask me how I know) and well we don't need to talk about the power figures of the new one...
the former SRT no longer exists as a new car for sport compact comparos - and stock for stock it never ran much faster than the MS3 (both have run high 13s to low 14s stock)

so comparing any new car to a car no longer on sale opens a wide world up

when I say "them" I refer to the atrocity that is the new SRT-4, and is again no faster or slower than an MS3

but, at the end of the day, the MS3 has direct injection
which means mod for mod it will always have higher compression resulting in better throttle response, faster spool-up, more power, and better fuel economy

plus the MS3 runs circles around the old or new SRT-4 on anything where you make turns

and keep in mind - I hate the MS3 with a passion
its just a much better car - which is why it costs more
Marc, your MS3 will be looking at the SRT-4 w/ binoculars.
 

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marc said:
lVlemphizStylez said:
who is "them"??...I hope you've excluded the SRT from that "them"...because MS3 falls short of the former SRT stock for stock (ask me how I know) and well we don't need to talk about the power figures of the new one...
the former SRT no longer exists as a new car for sport compact comparos - and stock for stock it never ran much faster than the MS3 (both have run high 13s to low 14s stock)

so comparing any new car to a car no longer on sale opens a wide world up

when I say "them" I refer to the atrocity that is the new SRT-4, and is again no faster or slower than an MS3

but, at the end of the day, the MS3 has direct injection
which means mod for mod it will always have higher compression resulting in better throttle response, faster spool-up, more power, and better fuel economy

plus the MS3 runs circles around the old or new SRT-4 on anything where you make turns

and keep in mind - I hate the MS3 with a passion
its just a much better car - which is why it costs more
Marc, your MS3 will be looking at the SRT-4 w/ binoculars.

link me to the post where this originated!
I've seen it a few times today.
 
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