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Chevrolet looks to be prepping a turbo-powered HHR crossover with an “SS” badge, sourcing the Pontiac Soltice GXP’s turbocharged, direct-injection in-line four, which was rated at 260 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque (in the Solstice, at least). These shots of the HHR SS mule indicate the bowtie brand engineers are attempting to conceal the intercooler (look at the front bumper). Whether or not the turbo powerplant will make it into this HHR body style or a forthcoming, freshened version remains unclear at this point.

Although nearly all powertrains cross multiple platforms in today’s GM, Chevy has a special history with turbocharging. The 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder is generally believed to be the second widely-produced automobile with a turbocharger (the first being the the ‘62 Olds Cutlass Jetfire).

 

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I don't see why OEM's make cars that ugly. Where are they getting these designers? They obviously aren't car people of their taste would reflect it. Once it's designed it's just as easy to make a car that looks good as it is to make a car that is ugly.
 

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Call me gay, but I like those HHR's *shrug*
Well dont call me gay! I like them too! We sell every one that Chevy will send us. I've been waiting for some serious horsepower though. I like the turbo and IC. I hope they put on bigger wheels and some better brakes if they do decide to build it.And maybe the 6-speed manual from a G6 too. Me and the Mrs rented one a couple of months ago and the NA 2.4 aint no slouch either.

I tell you, for those of you to young to have been a part of the turbo Regal scene back in the 80's your missing your chance to get into what is the next big thing with GM engines. These Eco-Tech motors are the new SBC's. Mark my words.
 

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When you run out of talented designers, then you go for retro, and try to hype it as something different. I thought the PT Loser was bad enough, but then others started copying it..... <sigh>

Hello, GM?, anyone home?.
They ought to hire Foose for a weekend and try something new. Better, yet, get Brock back for a week, and do a whole new line of cars.
 

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Sorry but,

a turbo HHR get the same reaction from me as an NA HHR :sleep:

Wake me when GM does something worth reporting.
 
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