Chevrolet cobalt

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Start Up Engine, and In Depth Tour

In early 2004, at the Los Angeles auto show, General Motors introduced the new compact Chevrolet Cobalt (aka Pontiac Pursuit), an alternative replacement for the 10-year-old Cavalier. The model is created on the GM Delta front wheel drive platform. The car performs in the same class as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Production is deployed at a reconstructed GM factory in Lordstown, Ohio.

The Cobalt is available with both a coupe and a more practical sedan. The design of the coupe version was developed with an eye on one of the most popular sports cars in the US - Chevrolet Corvette. Sedan, in spite of its originally more utilitarian purpose, apparently also turned out to be quite dynamic and stylish. There are four basic configurations of sedans - from the initial Base to the sports version of the SS, and the Cobalt Coupe range - LS, SS and SS Super Supercharged.

Cobalt is equipped with three four-cylinder petrol engines. The basic engine was a 2.2-liter 140-horsepower engine, and a 170-horsepower 2.4-liter engine is offered for the top version of the Cobalt SS. By the way, both of these engines are equipped with a new VVT variable valve timing system for this family. The choice of gearboxes is Getrag's 5-speed “mechanics” or the Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic.

The package includes Cobalt 4 airbags, air conditioning, rear fog lights, audio system with CD, ABS, on-board computer, traction control system TC, and for an additional fee offered trim leather, heated seats, CD / MP3 player and much more.

Chevrolet specialists also offer a “charged” version of the Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Coupe. One of the main innovations of this modification was the two-liter four-cylinder engine forced to 205 horsepower, which received the mechanical Roots Eaton supercharger. Cobalt SS is equipped with a five-speed gearbox with a shorter set of gears, as well as a larger-sized clutch.

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Suspension for the new version of Chevrolet Cobalt, which includes new shock absorbers and springs, as well as anti-roll bars of increased diameter. Another important element of the “charged” Cobalt is the new brakes: brake discs of increased diameter at the front and disc brakes at the back, which in this version are installed instead of standard drum ones.

Outside, the fastest Chevrolet Cobalt is easily distinguished by powerful wheels on stylish 18-inch wheels, as well as by a rear spoiler and a new aerodynamic body kit, which includes new bumpers and side sills. In the sporty style, the salon was also made, where a two-tone seat trim, aluminum dashboard inserts and other minor touches appeared.

Today in the depths of the GM Performance Division are working on a new Chevrolet Cobalt SS. It is expected that under the hood of this version will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 260 horsepower. In a couple of engines offer a five-speed manual gearbox with short lever strokes. Brakes from Brembo.

Exterior supplemented rear wing, new bumpers, increased exhaust pipes and 18-inch aluminum wheels, shod in rubber dimension 225/40. An official screening is planned for the 2008 SEMA auto show in Las Vegas.

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