Chevrolet will premiere a special edition Chevrolet Spark as a pace car for the upcoming WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) in Belgium. This, however, is no ordinary Spark, as it has received an engine transplant – trading in its 1.0 or 1.2 liter mills (good for 67 and 80 horsepower, respectively) for GM’s 1.4 liter turbocharged ECOTEC 4-cylinder. The four-banger makes 140 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque and will be the up-level powerplant in the Chevy Cruze when it goes on sale later this fall. The special-edition Spark will be shown as the pace car at WTCC race in Zolder, Belgium on June 19-20 and will most likely make for a more peppy drive.
General Motors has confirmed that the Spark will go on sale in the United States in its current generation, so the only question on our minds now is: how about a Spark SS with the 1.4? Click past the break for the full press release.