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Old 01-08-2009, 09:33 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, 09:48 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, 10:31 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, 10:35 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, 10:38 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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Old 01-08-2009, 10:39 PM   #6
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I agree that why i own one lol
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:01 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, 12:36 PM   #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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Old 01-09-2009, 12:42 PM   #9
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lightweight turbo car... tunable for easy HP gains. its a real tuner car and no joke.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:38 PM   #10
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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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Old 01-10-2009, 05:03 AM   #11
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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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Old 01-11-2009, 10:13 PM   #12
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this is a comparison...
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:23 PM   #13
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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, 11:30 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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Old 01-12-2009, 07:39 PM   #15
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a six speed 1SS Camaro is going to beat any Cobalt SS that is stock... no matter whether its a SC or TC model... the Camaro has more engine, more chassis refinement and its designed to be faster... its just that simpe.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:28 AM   #16
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my dad has a basic cobalt, manual everything, and it's alot quicker than i expected. I can't even imagine what an ss cobalt with a stick would feel like...
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:35 AM   #17
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Sandman I did read it!! I was responding to Dragoneye
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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...
I like the interior of my Cobalt. Nothing wrong with it, sure it's not 'fine corinthian leather', but it is functional, comfortable, and well put together.

As for failing at RWD, IRS, its a different design not a failure.
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Back to the original question, since this is in the 4th gen forum.

A stock Cobalt SS will hang with and can beat a stock LT1 Camaro SS.
A stock Cobalt SS won't hang with a stock LS1 Camaro SS.
A stock Cobalt SS won't hang with a 5th Gen Camaro SS.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:35 AM   #19
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I cant wait to see what numbers the cobalt SS/TC will get when the GMPP stage kit comes out. GM is willing to warranty some pretty good numbers. The kit is already out on the LNF solstice/sky and HHR.

•2007 & 2008 Solstice/Sky Manual 290 Hp @5200 rpm and 340 ft-lbs @3600
•2007 & 2008 Solstice Auto 290 Hp @5200 rpm and 325 ft-lbs @3600
•2008 HHR SS Manual and Auto 290 Hp @5200 rpm and 315 ft-lbs @4800

340ft-Lbs under warranty in a car that light is nothing to look past. At the same time though, i'll never buy another FWD car.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:38 AM   #20
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Cobalt SS is the fastes FWD vehicle around the nurburgring. It is nothing to scoff at. That being said, Camaro SS>Cobalt SS
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:51 AM   #21
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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
Is it really in question? It shouldn't be, the Camaro SS is up the ladder from the Cobalt SS and will perform at a higher level than the Cobalt SS.

Your P.S. though is a different question. It's unclear at this time how a Camaro SS will stack up on a road track. I've only seen rumors and nothing confirmed. The rumor I saw was 8:19 at the 'ring. If that's true, that puts them pretty close. We'll see soon enough.
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i like the Cobalt SS. If i was buying a smaller car like that, hands down a Cobalt SS. No comparison to the Camaro SS. Your comparing apples to oranges. Raced a new tc cobalt ss with a couple mods and i still wiped him up badly. I had American Racing Headers though.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:09 AM   #23
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2 year old thread. lol

Cobalt SS stands no chance.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:58 AM   #24
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isnt it a little sad the cobalt SS can house the V6 Maro?
I have no idea what you just said. And now a sudden urge to put a palm on my face, or gun in my mouth. Whatever it takes to forget that you seriously just used "Maro" AND "house" as a verb in the same sentence.

And all the while, sporting a gross exaggeration. Whaddya know?
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:30 PM   #25
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I owned a heavily modified 07 Cobalt SS/SC and I could keep up with C5 Vettes all day. I know we're talking stock here, but don't think for a second that those SS Cobalts are slow. I've surprised a lot of people with mine.


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