2005 So-Cal HHR Bonneville Share 1


2005 So-Cal HHR Bonneville Share 1

2005 So-Cal HHR Bonneville

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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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Turbocharged Ecotec Inline-4
displacement 1998 cc / 121.9 in³
power 596.6 kw / 800 bhp @ 8500 rpm
specific output 400.4 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 551.34 bhp per tonne
torque 677.91 nm / 500 ft lbs @ 7500 rpm
body / frame Steel Body over Tubular Chrome Moly Steel Spaceframe
front tires Goodyear Racing Eagle Land Speed
rear tires Goodyear Racing Eagle Land Speed
front brakes Discs w/Twin-Piston Calipers
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Discs w/Twin-Piston Calipers
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 38.1 x 11.4 cm / 15 x 4.5 in
f suspension MacPherson struts
r suspension four link with quick-change axle
curb weight 1451 kg / 3200 lbs
wheelbase 2720 mm / 107.1 in
front track 1511 mm / 59.5 in
rear track 1547 mm / 60.9 in
length 4432 mm / 174.5 in
width 1730 mm / 68.1 in
height 1313 mm / 51.7 in
transmission Jerico Air-Shifted 5-speed
gear ratios :1