- Jul 13, 2007
2008 Chevy HHR SS brochure leaked!
Yesterday saw the posting of the complete Porsche 911 GT2 Brochure on the web, making the automaker's official introduction og the car a formality. Today over at ChevyHHR.net, one of the forum members posted a brochure scan showing the 2008 Chevy HHR SS in its full glory for the first time. The topic of the HHR SS has been somewhat controversial, with some readers (and Autobloggers, for that matter) expressing concern that it's going to represent a further dilution of the SS moniker. Back in January at the Detroit Auto Show, however, we were assured by Chevy general manager Ed Peper that the Bowtie division would only apply "SS" to truly worthy vehicles going forward (hence the appearance of the 3.6 V6-powered Equinox Sport and not Equinox SS).
Follow the jump for more. Thanks to Josh for the tip!
Well, the '08 turbocharged HHR SS certainly looks the part, and if what we've experienced driving the Solstice GXP and Sky Red Line is any indication, we think that it'll have more than enough punch to live up to the SS badging. The usually friendly-faced HHR gets a big dose of meanness up front, with new, blacked-out grillework and a new front bumper designed to help feed the intercooler lurking behind it. No power numbers are given in the scanned and posted information page, but we do learn that a similarly aggressive rear fascia is included along with a roof-mounted rear spoiler. SS-embroidered sport seats dress up the cabin, where the driver will find a short-throw shifter connected to a five-speed gearbox and a boost gauge mounted to the A-Pillar. 4-wheel discs with ABS are standard, as is a sport-tuned suspension. We'd expect power to be at least the same 260 horses available in the Kappa roadsters, if not more. Power will likely drive the front wheels, which appear to be 18 inches in diameter.The HHR SS will be at Chevy dealers in late fall of this year. This is one we can't wait to get our hands on.