Chevy Cruze SS is a nearly 300-hp Brazilian Cruze missile
Ever since the
hatchback came out,
. And it’s not like
didn’t have experience with fast front-drive cars, just look at the
SS. Well it turns out at least one part of
had the same idea, specifically the Brazilian branch of the American brand. The company built its own
SS concept for the Sao Paolo
Chevrolet didn’t release official images, but you can see it in
. It doesn’t look like much, since it just uses the American Cruze RS factory
and a set of 20-inch wheels. But under the hood, the little 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder has been bumped up to 296 horsepower! Chevy doesn’t give specifics, but looking at the engine bay, it has a variety of upgrades including a high-flow intake, upgraded turbocharger and intercooler piping, and, most important, what looks like larger turbocharger. There are almost certainly upgrades to the engine computer and possibly fuel injection system, too, to handle the extra boost. If anyone speaks Portuguese, feel free to let us know what the man in the video has to say about the engine.
In addition to the power upgrades, the interior and brakes have been given attention. It has a pair of sporty bucket seats with Sparco racing harnesses up front, and in the back, there is a custom sound system. Our video guide also shows us the slotted brake rotors.
This Cruze SS sure seems like a sweet package. Sadly, don’t expect a production one in America anytime soon. Chevy doesn’t seem to have any interest in making the Cruze more enthusiast friendly,
. The company has also made it clear that it plans to
. That’s certainly the more affordable strategy from the company’s perspective, since none of the engine had to be tweaked, and the suspension was already developed. That being said, there are probably buyers who would like performance with a practical body style.
via Autoblog http://www.autoblog.com
November 9, 2018 at 05:45PM