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click above image to view our best live shots yet of the Chevy Cobalt SS Turbo

So we showed you the press shots of the Cobalt SS Turbo, and then we got some live shots from the unveiling last night. Now we have more of the Cobalt SS Turbo, and have no fear, it's just as yellow as it was eight hours ago. All that yellow could be a warning, since the Cobalt SS Turbo also still has 260 HP and 260 lb-ft, and no one knows yet whether that John Heinricy-tuned suspension will keep you from torque-steering into trees. Be sure to check out the new and improved gallery of hi-res pics below.

2008 Chevy Cobalt SS
  • 2008 Chevy Cobalt SS
  • 2008 Chevy Cobalt SS


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Grammar errors like that are inexcusable, in my opinion. No matter how intelligent a person is, misspellings like that will make you look like a complete moron. At least it didn't say "TurboCHARRED". Speaking of which, I had an '85 Shelby Charger that caught on fire and was turbocharred. Only thing left of it were the two back wheels... But I digress.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I quite like this car, especially with the proper wheels on it and not those stand-bys that were shown in the initial publicity photos. Yellow is far from my favorite color, especially on cars like this, but even with that it still manages to look pretty sharp.

      Interior-wise, I think it looks about as good as one can expect from a car of this type. It's plenty luxurious enough for me anyways, and those seats are pretty nice as well (hell, they look grippier than the ones found in the new GT-R). Clean and functional, nothing wrong with that at all.

      Paint it black and I'm all over it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd be less worried about torque-steer, and more worried about super under steer at the limit...

      *mentally watches Jeremy Clarkson turn the Vauxhall's wheel all the way to the right without changing direction*
        • 7 Years Ago
        Because that incident with Clarkson had nothing to do with him flooring the gas pedal while having full lock on the wheel...Yeah, so many FWD cars perform perfectly when you do that to them, lol.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Make that "it's just as bland as it was eight hours ago".

      It sure is nicer-looking than a Corolla, but that's mostly because of the paint. :V
      • 7 Years Ago
      Correction: Cav's used to have cheap mechanicals - engine/supension - and interiors, they corrected the engines with this new DI Turbo, not sure on the current suspension as have not been able to drive this new version yet... the new sport seats look a little cheap, but good and grippy with lateral support!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, I like it now that they are showing those production wheels instead of those odd looking aftermarket ones on the initial post for this ride. I have always liked the simple styling of some of GM's small coupes. The original Saturn SC's were clean, as well as the second gen. The old Z24 was also a clean looking design. The problem was they were all half baked with cheap suspensions and cheap interiors. This car is still a huge jump forward in one of those areas - the engine - The interior is a half step forward with the good looking seats. The switch gear and hard plastics are still a little cheap, but I sure could live with all of it if it is as fun to drive as i think it will be.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If you can't handle the torque steer, let up on the pedal. And that includes you, Clarkson.

      Yeah, the company could program the computer to let up on the pedal for you, that's what plenty of companies do (like on the Mazdaspeed 3). But if you want that, you can let up on the pedal yourself, and if you'd rather grip the steering wheel harder and floor it, then you can do that too.

      Since when does having a nanny computer improve a car?

      The ridiculous thing is Clarkson knows this, but wanted to show the torque steer demo anyway, because entertainment is what he does. And then people take it a bit too seriously.

      Try telling Petey Cunningham, Pierre Kleinubing, Jeff Altenburg or Randy Pobst that FWD doesn't work for performance.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So, this is definitely better looking than a Corolla, but damn is it ever bland.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sharp looking little car that goes like hell.

      And am I the only one that enjoys it when a car has a little personality? I personally like it when a car torque steers through 1-2-3 shifts. I like it when my car has a strange acoustic howl in the intake at certain RPMs. I like little quirks like that about cars. IT GIVES THEM SOUL. I drove a new G37 the other day and my god what a machine but it has no character, no soul, no quirks, and for that reason alone is why I would not buy one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Someone close the hood! Is the fit-and-finish really that bad or is the hood ajar?
        • 7 Years Ago
        The hood is not completely closed. "Someone" was taking photos under the hood and then took the outside pics. You can see its true in the 4th to last photo.

        I think the car looks great, and hope the Caliber etc. force GM to keep the price low on this. If they don't, it won't sell.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thing looks great. Big improvement from the SS/SC's wing.
      If its cheaper than an MS3, best pocket rocket ever.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kids have a new weapon to terrorize each other on the streets. It should be a good seller for GM.
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