When we first saw the Chevrolet Code 130R on the 2012 North American International Auto Show floor, we were elated over its no-frills driving appeal. A rear-wheel-drive compact coupe from Chevy? Oh that would be something. In fact, we wrote a two-part opinion story as to why the 130R must be built. Even though red isn’t our favorite color. Blue, on the other hand… blue seems to always work better.
As it turns out, Chevy has a (grabber?) blue Code 130R on the 2012 Paris Motor Show floor this instant, courtesy of Chevy’s Facebook page.
As a refresher, the Code 130R is rumored to be a concept of what’s possible with the new Alpha platform, and features a turbocharged 1.4L Ecotec engine coupled with eAssist to produce 150 horsepower. It’s not much, but if (or when) the spritely Chevy is built, we are hoping to see more powerful choices under the hood.