Three of the vehicles engineered by GM Performance Division for this year’s runs at Bonneville will be on display at SEMA from Nov. 1-4, including the 2006 Chevrolet So-Cal HHR, Chevrolet California Street Rods Student Project Cobalt SS and the record-setting Ecotec Lakester.
GM Performance Division’s stunning HHR topped 208 mph on the Salt Flats and attracted crowds in the pits, and even though it didn’t get a chance to top the 226.835 mph record in G/BFCC (G Class/Blown Fuel Competition Coupe), the chopped and stretched version of the production HHR achieved its objective of creating a buzz around Chevy’s new crossover vehicle.
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Turbocharged Ecotec Inline-4
1998 cc / 121.9 in³
596.6 kw / 800 bhp @ 8500 rpm
400.4 bhp per litre
551.34 bhp per tonne
677.91 nm / 500 ft lbs @ 7500 rpm
body / frame
Steel Body over Tubular Chrome Moly Steel Spaceframe