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I heard yesterday that the 08 Cobalt SS Supercharged car will no longer be offered. I hope not...Anybody??

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Rumor has it the 2.0L supercharged powertrain is to be replaced by a transverse variant of the 2.0L turbocharged motor used in the Solstice GXP/Sky Redline.

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Yeah, the supercharged version might be ended, but watch for a more powerful, more efficient turbocharged variant. I've got five bucks to say it's going to blow the doors off the supercharged one.

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http://www.automochatter.com/forum/showthread.php?t=985

This is a continuation of this thread http://www.automochatter.com/forum/showthread.php?t=956, regarding the "deletion" of the Cobalt SS S/C from Chevy's 2008 model line up.

Perhaps we should consider the dealer guide as a work in progress, since it appears that a new and improved Cobalt SS is already in the pipeline - with a new motor. Word on the street was that Chevy didn't want to pay to certify the 2.0 S/C motor for '08, since it's replacement engine is coming next April. This is officially denied by Chevrolet, but it sounds very plausible.

The new Cobalt SS motor, according to sources, is a DI turbo 2.0L - similar to the one found in the Kappa cars. Although Chevy isn't talking power figures - we've heard 230, 260 and even up to 300. We'll see.

So, what do you do if you still want a Cobalt SS S/C and don't want to wait until next year for the turbo? Chevy is cleverly going to build up stockpiles of '07 Cobalt SS S/C cars, so supplies will hopefully last until the '09 Cobalt SS, (still even might be a late intro '08 model, that's undecided yet) is realeased.

The normally aspirated 2.4L Cobalt SS dies for good after '07. It will be renamed Cobalt Sport, removing any future confusion about which Cobalt SS you own.

Gotta run.....

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300 sounds rather impossible. It'll rip that chassis into pieces.

The Caliber SRT-4 will have 300 hp and FWD.

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Good, like I've said 48,551,946 times before: Turbos > Superhargers.

The Caliber SRT-4 will have 300 hp and FWD.

300 horsepower is way too much in a big, heavy FWD Cadillac like my STS.

In a econo-hatchback like a Caliber it's just retarded.

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Good, like I've said 48,551,946 times before: Turbos > Superhargers.

That is 5935 times/post (8181 so far), :AH-HA_wink:

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You Sir, are a smartass. :spin:

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You Sir, are a smartass. :spin:

No Sir, I was just giving you some statistics. You can "spin" them however you want to.

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Good, like I've said 48,551,946 times before: Turbos > Superhargers.

300 horsepower is way too much in a big, heavy FWD Cadillac like my STS.

In a econo-hatchback like a Caliber it's just retarded.

Moe than about 225 hp in a fwd compact and it very quickly gets very "ohhh, sh—!!!", as ably demonstrated by the Astra OPC and Mazdaspeed3.
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No Sir, I was just giving you some statistics. You can "spin" them however you want to.

68 is counting all his post on the old board, and all the other boards he's posted, and every other conversation he's had. If he's been saying for 20 years though, it's nearly 5 times a minute.
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68 is counting all his post on the old board, and all the other boards he's posted, and every other conversation he's had. If he's been saying for 20 years though, it's nearly 5 times a minute.

Man which means he talks about it even while he is sleeping.

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LOL :P

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Hell, 252hp + a couple from intake gain in my 3600lb GTP makes for some hellish torque steer sometimes. I hope they aim for around 240 and then focus on improving handling, rather than join the compact horsepower war that Dodge likes to have with itself.

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The normally aspirated 2.4L Cobalt SS dies for good after '07. It will be renamed Cobalt Sport, removing any future confusion about which Cobalt SS you own.

THANK YOU - FINALLY! I still can't understand why they'd dillute the reputation of the SS by calling the 2.4L model the same thing. The 2.4 is good, and deserves a seperate designation, but not SS. On the same token, the 2.4L Ion with the sport appearance package (a.k.a. redline lookalike package) is also stupid.

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How about "Cobalt RS"?
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The drivetrain in the HHR is coming to the Cobalt and has been in the works for a while. Settlemire on Z28C has said good thing come to those who wait.

260 HP engine is going into wider use and it has been said in the past that a 300 HP was in the future/ They have already shown streetable 320 in the Kappas.

It won't tear the car appart but like most of ther FWD with high HP it is not a comfortable car at the limit without electric counter measures.

It is time to realize that 250 HP is fast becoming the norm for many FWD coupes and Sedans. 300 HP is the next level and we are now just seeing that even at GM in the W bodies.

We will see more in the future out of the V6 engines and power we once only thought you could get with V8's Superchargers and Turbos from NA engines. Don't be suprised if they find their way into the Zeta line if gas keeps high as it will add to their milage and keep sales up with good performance.

As for the Cobalt RS lets just really kill it and call it a Z24.

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It is time to realize that 250 HP is fast becoming the norm for many FWD coupes and Sedans. 300 HP is the next level and we are now just seeing that even at GM in the W bodies.

I hope you meant sporty and upper trim FWD coupes and sedans. I would be really worried and want to retrofit side airbags in my car if the average housewives' Corolla CE or Cobalt LS have 250hp. :P Edited by ToniCipriani
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300 hp in FWD Cobalt is pushing it. It probably will be only good for drag strip, handling on twisties will be a BIH.

I think it is reasonable for better handling 260 hp Cobalt. Mazda has done it in the 3, why cannot Chevy do it? Cobalt SS supercharged already has GM accessory parts which push it to 235hp, so another 25hp boost does not seem unreasonable to me.

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Good, like I've said 48,551,946 times before: Turbos > Superhargers.

LMFAO!!

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I actually think for a couple stupid reasons I'd prefer the supercharged version...

1... Every idiot bolts a turbo onto his 4-banger. Usually when FINALLY he realises his VTEC sticker just doesn't cut it.

2... I love the 'whine' that comes from superchargers.

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How about "Cobalt RS"?

Isn't that what I said a while back?

The only thing I worry about with using a turbo is how hot the car going to run and how hard it will be to mod.:thumbsup:

You've gotta be kidding. Turbo cars are probably the most no-brainer cars to modify. You can add boost control, a fuel computer, as wide open an exhaust as you like, wastegate, a different turbo, different intercooler and more, and still leave the engine itself bone-stock. Edited by LosAngeles
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I actually think for a couple stupid reasons I'd prefer the supercharged version...

1... Every idiot bolts a turbo onto his 4-banger. Usually when FINALLY he realises his VTEC sticker just doesn't cut it.

2... I love the 'whine' that comes from superchargers.

I agree with the whine, but turbos can be more fun. :AH-HA_wink:

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