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Cobalt SS to be killed by its maker

Sad news for chevy fans

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Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Killed - Car News 1 | 2

Where’s the Boost?
BY STEVE SILER, June 2007

The latest casualty of emissions-regulators-gone-wild is the fun, charismatic Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged, a car that ranked as one of the Quickest Cars of 2007: $20,000 to $25,000 and one that we called the “feel-good pill for the Camaro Blues” when it was launched in 2005, just as Chevy fans were starting to miss the Camaro, which was discontinued in ’02.

When we tested the Cobalt SS in ’05, we found its 205-hp, 200-lb-ft Ecotec supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder to be quite precocious, capable of propelling the 2900-pound coupe to 60 mph in a very impressive 5.9 seconds and on to the quarter mile in 14.4 seconds at 100 mph. At under $22K, that’s a helluva lot of bang for the buck.

But one performance benchmark it couldn’t meet is the more stringent federal emissions requirement for 2008, according to Chevrolet spokesperson Nancy Libby in an interview with CARandDRIVER.com.

Representing less than three percent of all Cobalt sales, the SS Supercharged will hardly leave a gaping hole volume-wise. Furthermore, Libby says, Chevrolet remains “committed to SS for Chevy,” citing that “performance has always been a cornerstone of Chevy products.”
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-14-2007, 06:42 AM
 
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Da, da, da, another one bites the dust...

Guess that was short lived wasn't it.
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since they're dropping the supercharged version i hope to God that they drop the SS line as well. or at least do something to make the car SS worthy. the 4dr. N/A 4 banger version isn't quite SS material
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Maybe drop an LS2 in there.
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Maybe drop an LS2 in there.
That would be like a Midget on lots of speed!


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since they're dropping the supercharged version i hope to God that they drop the SS line as well. or at least do something to make the car SS worthy. the 4dr. N/A 4 banger version isn't quite SS material
What was the N/A SS will now be known as the Cobalt Sport, if I'm not mistaken.


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Arents you guys pissed off. I know I would be pissed off if Dodge dropped the Caliber SRT4
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Arents you guys pissed off. I know I would be pissed off if Dodge dropped the Caliber SRT4
Not really... I've got mine, lol.

And when the hell IS the Caliber SRT-4 due out?


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Not really... I've got mine, lol.

And when the hell IS the Caliber SRT-4 due out?
http://www.drivesrt.com/en/dodge_cal...iew/index.html

Should be sometime this year.

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the srt pocket rocket pos
HUH????????

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