Today’s entry on Winged Car Wednesday may have one of the more ridiculous looking rear wings. But don’t be fooled by the Chevrolet Cobalt SS – it was still a serious compact performance vehicle.
Initially offered with a 2.0-liter supercharged four-cylinder engine, the Cobalt SS S/C made a healthy 205 hp when released in 2005. But it was the 2008 model year when things got serious. The Cobalt SS T/C replaced the supercharger with a turbocharger and now generated 260 hp. What’s more, the entire chassis/suspension was reworked for improved handling and response.
It all added up to a compact coupe that in 2008 would give more powerful all-wheel drive vehicles like the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO and Subaru WRX STI a run for their money on a racetrack, if not just outright beat them.