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02-19-2008: Chevrolet Accelerates to the Cleveland Auto Show

Chevrolet will highlight its performance capability and heritage by showcasing a supercharged Cobalt and special edition Corvette

General Motors will conduct a press conference at the Cleveland Auto Show showcasing the new turbocharged 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Coupe that delivers a balance of track-proven performance capability, driving refinement and premium features – along with an undeniably fun and youthful character.

The new Cobalt SS features a new 260-horsepower 2.0L Turbo engine, various performance features, and will be built locally at the GM Lordstown assembly plant.

Friday, February 22, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Chevrolet Display
2008 Cleveland Auto Show
International Exposition Center (I-X Center)
One I-X Center Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44135

Ken Wasmer General Motors Engineering Manager

Chevrolet will also offer the world’s first glimpse of the 2008 Corvette 427 Special Edition Z06, a limited-production model that pays homage to the big-block Stingray models of the mid-1960s.

The 427 Special Edition Z06 features a Crystal Red Tintcoat exterior with graphics on the hood and fascia that evoke the style of the famed “stinger” hood design and graphics that were offered with 1967 models equipped with the 427 engine; “427” hood badges also are unique to the this special model. Each example is numbered and signed by Wil Cooksey, the Corvette assembly plant manager, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.