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Debut at Woodward
Where Chrysler 'only' managed another special edition of their retro car, GM pulled all the stops and released the much anticipated Chevrolet HHR SS. The turbocharged retro-styled car comes with a 2.0 liter Ecotec (turbocharged and intercooled) engine producing 260hp with 353 Nm torque, the same engine found in the Pontiac Solstice GXP and Saturn Sky. GM Performance Division developed a new FE5 Sport suspension, developed and tuned at the Nurburgring, for the latest addition to the SS line-up.
The exterior remains mostly the same as the non-turbocharged version, with some unique features like a new front and rear fascia, rear spoiler and new rocker moldings. Inside, the HHR SS received sport seats, new gauge cluster and a new steering wheel.
“Beginning with HHR SS, all future SS models will have superior power, braking and handling capabilities for maximum credibility with our customers and enthusiasts alike,” said John Heinricy, GM Performance Division executive. The fact that they set a record lap time for its class should speak volumes, beating the Opel Zafira OPC by a good 10 seconds.