We’ve recently touched on the idea Chevrolet is missing out on an important, budding segment, that being a compact sports car. Whether it be a hot hatchback or sport coupe, the bowtie brand is missing out.
In light of those statements, Winding Road recently completed a point-of-view drive featuring a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS, and it reminds us the brand is completely capable of producing fun and powerful FWD compacts.
The 2009 Cobalt SS arrived with a 2.0-liter turbocharged LNF four-cylinder EcoTec engine, which produced 260 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Hardly numbers to scoff at from a compact economy car. Even if it wasn’t the prettiest thing to look at, and interior quality was quite meh, the Cobalt SS was a hoot to drive. Immediately, it became a rival for the cult-classic-status Dodge Neon SRT4.
We hope one day will receive a new pocket rocket from Chevrolet. In the meantime, we can remember the humble Cobalt SS.