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Old 01-08-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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camaro ss vs cobalt ss

Ive talked to some people about this and ive heard different things. So I bring my question here. If i have a stock camaro ss and put it against the new cobalt ss, off the line who would win in a 1/4 mile?

P.S. I was also looking at some statistics in the car and driver magazine and on a racetrack the cobalt ss showed better performance against both the new STI and EVO
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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http://www.roadandtrack.com/article....rticle_id=7103

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This was a comparison done with Road and Track: Cobalt SS v. Mazdaspeed3 v. Lancer Ralliart v Impreza WRX. First of all; the Chevy anihalated the competiton.

But onto your question...no. The Cobalt cannot hope to keep up with the Camaro SS.

---The Cobalt gets a 13.9 Quarter-mile time. Slightly quicker than what the Camaro V6 is expected to get. The Camaro SS is expected to get ~12.9-13.1 (slow guesses).

---The Cobalt returns a 5.4 sec 0-60 in this test. Again, slightly faster than the Camaro V6. The Camaro SS will be in the 4.5 second range. Not even close.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:31 PM   #3
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isnt it a little sad the cobalt SS can house the V6 Maro?
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:35 PM   #4
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isnt it a little sad the cobalt SS can house the V6 Maro?
Not at 800lbs less and for the same price.
And it can't 'house' it...it's just faster by a few tenths . With the Camaro, you get RWD, IRS, 6-speeds, and a up-market interior...Cobalt fails in all those categories miserably, specifically the last one.

Compromises, compromises...
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:38 PM   #5
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isnt it a little sad the cobalt SS can house the V6 Maro?
That's why it deserves the SS badge. It performs above expectations. It belongs on top of the mountain.

The Camaro LS will be able to outperform the Cobalt SS with modification and tuning. There's nothing sad about any SS beating anything else.
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I agree that why i own one lol
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:01 AM   #7
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Yeah - and that cobalt would have walked the WRX on that autocross course if it had the LSD. And even more so if it were the coupe instead of the sedan.
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If for some reason I can't get a Camaro, a used SS/SC is very high on my list. In fact, even a 2.4 SS/Sport or even one of the newer XFE (Even the XFE hits 60 in 7.5 seconds) would rank high on my list.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:36 AM   #8
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the cobalt SS is no joke. of all the small motor cars out there, the cobalt whups on everyone. and can be made to some serious competition for the v-6 camaro and for the difference in price....for the SS as well
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lightweight turbo car... tunable for easy HP gains. its a real tuner car and no joke.
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4th gen (1994-2002)
Colbalt SS/tc is >/= 1994-1996 Z/28
It traps 101-103mph in the 1/4 , very quick fwd !
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4th gen (1994-2002)
Colbalt SS/tc is >/= 1994-1996 Z/28
It traps 101-103mph in the 1/4 , very quick fwd !
Almost as fast as my Hyundai Accent!



Kidding. That thing is like 0-60 in 8.5 and 1/4 mile in like 16 seconds...
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this is a comparison...
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The SS Camaro will smoke the SS Cobalt, It couldn't even hold a candle to the SS Camaro.
I'm holding a candle right now on foot. You could probably put a bunch of candles on a Cobalt.

The Cobalt is a great machine. I wouldn't expect it to compete with the Camaro.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:30 PM   #14
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Listen kids the current SS can hold its own with the V6 it will probably even beat it and some of the guys i know who race their SS/TC's have them moded and there hitting 4.5 0-60 12 and change 1/4 so don't be so sure
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