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A Lap at the 'Ring in the 2008 Cobalt SS

Long video, but very cool!!!



There ya go, a ride along on the record-setting lap at Nurburgring in the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS.

That thing gets up and goes! Handles very nicely too!

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Very nice. It seemed to handle the track very well.

It was hauling down the last long straight.
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UPDATE:

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS posted a lap time of 8:22.85

That is FASTER than all of these cars:

BMW E46 M3 (8:22 tie)
2004 Subaru WRX STi (8:24)
Porsche Cayman (8:25)
2003 Nissan 350Z (8:26)
Audi S4 4.2 Avant (8:29)
Porsche Boxster S (8:32)
Honda s2000 (8:39)

...that's a pretty impressive list of cars to beat!

Some additional options details:

The standard transmission is the GM Powertrain Sweden F35 short-throw 5-speed manual with a "no-lift shift" feature. This, combined with the punchy turbo four, helps propel the Cobalt SS Turbocharged from 0 to 60 in a scant 5.7 seconds. In fact, GM set a NŁrburgring class record for FWD sport compacts with the turbo Cobalt, lapping the Green Hell in 8:22.85. Better braking accompanies the added power with 4-piston fixed-caliper Brembos in front and vented discs with single-piston calipers in the rear. A driver-selectable competition mode with launch control can be enabled from the cockpit. Beyond that, the traction control system can be completely disabled.

Appearance-wise, the Cobalt SS Turbocharged sports a unique front fascia, model-specific rocker panels, forged 18" alloys, a polished exhaust outlet, and a choice of rear wings (low or high). Inside, a boost gauge peeks at the driver from the A-pillar while SS-exclusive sport seats and interior trim dress up the cabin. The Chevy Cobalt SS Turbocharged goes on sale in Q2 of 2008, and if the coupe doesn't strike your fancy, no worries: a sedan version will follow a couple of months later. Honda, Mazda and all the rest are now on notice. There's a new player at the table, and that SS medallion he's rocking is no longer costume jewelery.

From here:
http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/28/o...-bows-at-sema/

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If I wasn't such a **** cheapskate with gas...I would be ALL OVER that car. Beating not only the Boxster S's track time..but also the Cayman's...that's saying something.



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