Guys... it's the SAME CAR!!!! It has the same short ratio tranny, it has the same supercharger with the same intercooler with the same engine, with the same suspension, with the same wheelbase, with the same equal-length half-shafts, with the same LSD option. If anything makes one faster than the other it's the large wheels vs small wheels. Don't take what most of these mags say. Keep in mind that Sport Compact Car couldn't get the Redline to break a 7 second 0-60, yet C&D did a 6.3. They said the change to 3rd gear was holding it back. Change to 3rd??? How come my Redline dosen't need 3rd to get to 60? The magazines will say that the Redline is not as good as the Cobalt becuase it's a SATURN! If one of you has a stock Cobalt SS at some point, and we run 10 1/4 mile drags, I doubt VERY highly that anyone monitoring the results would be able to tell a difference.