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Ok, 4.3 and V8 snobs, stick this in your tailpipe and smoke it... :)

After the successful introduction of the Chevy Cavalier earlier this year into the high-performance world of NHRA Pro Stock drag racing, GM’s best-selling brand is making its debut in front-wheel drive competition.
The GM Racing Chevrolet Cavalier Drag Car, the newest addition to the GM Motorsports fleet, is equipped with a racing version of an Ecotec 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine, a technologically advanced, global powertrain that GM is offering on production Cavaliers beginning in 2002. In race trim with a turbocharger and intercooler, it will achieve over 650 horsepower and utilizes a six-speed sequential manual transmission.

“The Cavalier front-wheel drive race car offers a great way to showcase the new Ecotec 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine,” said Josh Peterson, GM Racing program manager. “Our engine building team put in a lot of hours to produce a reliable, efficient racing powerplant, and each day we kept making incremental gains in horsepower.”

Designed and constructed by Roo Man Motorsports in Brownsburg, Ind., the sleek, orange and silver Cavalier used in Chevy’s front-wheel drive motorsports program is powered by methanol. It has a 110-inch wheelbase, is 47.5-inches tall, 68.7-inches wide, and is 202-inches long, including the rear spoiler.

“The superior aerodynamic package of the stock Cavalier makes it a natural choice among drag racing competitors,” said Mary Wernette, Cavalier brand manager. “Already this year we’ve seen the Cavalier as one of the dominant brands in Pro Stock. With its sporty, high-performance features, the Cavalier is a proven winner and a serious alternative for the front-wheel motorsports enthusiast.”

Driving the customized Chevy Cavalier will be former Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Stephanie Reaves, the first woman qualifier at an NHRA national event in that category. Reaves has spent the past three years working with GM on various projects, including last year’s 78th annual Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, where she drove to an impressive third-place finish.

“I’m excited and proud to be a part of the Cavalier front-wheel drive racing program,” said Reaves. “The technological and engineering support that GM Racing has put into this effort gives me a lot of confidence in the success of the program. Plus, after seeing the car, I know it’s going to be a lot of fun to drive.”

To maximize safety, GM engineers have installed sealed steel firewalls, an independent fire suppression system and a Funny Car-type roll-bar cage on the Cavalier. Reaves will be outfitted with the HANS device, a six-point safety harness and a fresh-air system, steps GM hopes will help set the standard for safety on the strip.

The Cavalier race car also has a full tube frame chassis, carbon fiber body, carbon fiber race brakes, Penske triple adjustable front and rear shocks and a fabricated independent suspension with rising rate linkage.

Introduced in 1982, the Cavalier remains one of the 10 best-selling cars in the United States. With its sporty, clean, classic styling, dependable performance and impressive list of standard features, the Cavalier offers value to the small-car buyer. Chevrolet also is working with GM’s Service Parts Operations to develop a portfolio of accessories targeted at the youth enthusiast market.

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS:

Turbocharged and intercooled 2.2-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine to achieve 650-plus hp
Six-speed manual transmission
Full tube frame chassis, full carbon fiber body with lightened mass
Safety roll cage and six-point harness belts and HANS Device
28-inch Hoosier tires
Open exhaust
Fire suppression system
 

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Know where I can buy one of those?? Oh, know where I can buy one of those 5000hp V8's out of a dragster?? Stick that in your tailpipe and smoke it?? I can make 400hp out of my '91 4.3, (still an hidden project), and it doesn't take millions of GM's money and many many engineers. I looked at the webpage, the stock one is only 140hp... where did you find the 650hp number?? Nissan has been making 800hp V6's for a long time now, putting them in production cars (skyline), so uhm, how about retracting your comment "Ok, 4.3 and V8 snobs, stick this in your tailpipe and smoke it... " Thanks...
 

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is the skyline production or special order?
 

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S10V6.....where is nissan selling a 800HP Skyline?
 

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Al production cars in Japan are limited to 230HP by law. Now their racing cars are a different story, I am a huge Skyline fan! But the street car is 230HP.

I have been whining at Nissan America for years about bringing the Skyline here and I think that they are actually considering it!
 

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Well if your 2.2 puts out 650...my 4.3 should put out 1300. But how come that Bltch in the Odessy kicked my a$$ from a standing start the other day?
 

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yea man those skylines..fockin fly.....twin turbo 300z will throw you back in the seat too...especailly the one my buddy...has twin turbo..intercooled...pop off valve.....catback exhaust....that shiot with rock...lol..
 
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SO I GOT SMOKED BY AN ESCORT TODAY
I WAS AT THEL LIGHT AND HE PULLS UP WITH HIS SYSTEM AND REVS HIS SH!T SO I REV MY ****
THEN THE LIGHT HITS GREEN I TOOK HIM OFF THE LIGHT BY ABOUT A HALF A LENGTH AND THEN THAT MOTHAFOCKA PULLED BY LIKE 1 AND A HALF LENGTHS

I WAS LIKE MAN I AM REALLY SLOW

I KNOW HE HAD EXHAUST BUT THATS ALL I COULD TELL
I WAS TOO EMBARASSED TO PULL UP TO HIM AND ASK
 

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It cost more to work on a V6 internally than a 4cyl.
That ecotech motor is ready for a turbo bolt on stock. No internal engine mods and can handle 300hp worth of boost.
Chevy in 2004 will bring out a 250hp supercharged ecotech.
Plus its lighter than a iron 4.3.
Dollar for dollar the 4cyl is better(ecotech one)
 

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And it should also rev higher and free'er than the V-6.
 

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have you guys heard about the new truck that is replacing the s-10....the Chevy colorado?? it has an Inline 5 cyl. ..it is a Vortec 3500...or 3.5 motor...GM claims that this motor will put out 240h.p....where at i am not sure..but...it is a hella lot beter than what we have now...lol...The nameplat for GMC will stay the same Sonoma...and for Chevy it will be called the Colorado..lol...hmm..those badges would come off quick...that is a stupid name if you ask me...
Here is a pic...and it does not look THAT bad..
it is different
OH all this info came out of the STYLIN CONCEPTS NEWSLETTER
 

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