While skimming eBay listings we came across this 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt SS. Such a car invokes either admiration or disgust. The way we see it – it was GM’s offer to owners who wanted to say, “it’s more than just a Cobalt.” Or at least that’s what it became.
This is an example of the LSJ-equipped Cobalt SS that came from the factory with an Eaton M62 supercharger. The owner has gone ahead and swapped that out for a Borg Warner 252SX-E turbocharger along with a bunch of other goodies, including 80-lb injectors and a turbo-back ZZP exhaust system.
The asking price of $6,500 is relatively low considering how much you’d otherwise have to spend in order to acquire a vehicle with 523 hp and 486 lb-ft of torque to the wheels. That said, if you were solely after the performance you could probably save some money by finding a less-expensive unit and turbo-swapping it yourself.
We’d like to hear how many of our readers would be even remotely interested in this Cobalt, and how many would give it a big, fat PASS. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
See the listing here.