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Chevrolet has built a special edition of its new Spark runabout for use as a pace car during World Touring Car Championship races this year. The Spark is powered by the new 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four that will power the Cruze when it goes on sale in the United States this fall. The turbo-four produces 140 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque while standard production Sparks are powered by 1.0 or 1.2-liter engines generating 67 and 80 hp, respectively, so this figures to indeed be a significantly hotter drive. The Spark turbo will make its first WTCC appearance during the event at Zolder, Belgium on June 19-20.

Before it gets down to business, the Spark and a WTCC Cruze will be displayed with the Corvette C6.R at the kickoff of this week's activities for the 24 hours of Le Mans. The GT2 Corvettes ran second and third in the opening qualifying session on Wednesday.

[source: General Motors]

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Chevy builds Cruze-engined Super Spark for WTCC duty originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/motorsports/" rel="tag">Motorsports</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/hatchbacks/" rel="tag">Hatchback</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/chevrolet/" rel="tag">Chevrolet</a></p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/chevrolet-spark-turbo-wtcc-lead-car/"><img vspace="4" hspace="0" border="0" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/06/265796-630.jpg" alt="" /></a><div style="text-align: center;"><em><strong><small>Chevrolet Spark turbo - Click above to enlarge

</small></strong></em></div><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/make/chevrolet/">Chevrolet</a> has built a special edition of its new <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/chevrolet+spark/">Spark</a> runabout for use as a pace car during World Touring Car Championship races this year. The Spark is powered by the new 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four that will power the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/model/cruze">Cruze</a> when it goes on sale in the United States this fall. The turbo-four produces 140 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque while standard production Sparks are powered by 1.0 or 1.2-liter engines generating 67 and 80 hp, respectively, so this figures to indeed be a significantly hotter drive. The Spark turbo will make its first WTCC appearance during the event at Zolder, Belgium on June 19-20.

Before it gets down to business, the Spark and a WTCC Cruze will be displayed with the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/model/corvette">Corvette</a> C6.R at the kickoff of this week's activities for the 24 hours of Le Mans. The GT2 Corvettes ran second and third in the opening qualifying session on Wednesday.

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What are the red and bllue shapeless blobs next to the Corvette?

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The red thing is the spare for the Vette if you get a flat.

I wondered how long till someone put a big engine in a Spark but it looks like GM will do it first.

I love the Hayabusa powered Smart car on YouTube. It is kind of the ultimate street go cart.

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The Corvette's like :angry: "Oh the humiliation, having my picture taken with an all-bark, no bite teenager and an 8 year-old who hasn't had his ADD pill."

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They might love it until Dad attaches the optional mower deck to it and tells them to mow the yard... then suddenly the Spark will be persona non grata.

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They might love it until Dad attaches the optional mower deck to it and tells them to mow the yard... then suddenly the Spark will be persona non grata.

LOL

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They might love it until Dad attaches the optional mower deck to it and tells them to mow the yard... then suddenly the Spark will be persona non grata.

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