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Our new buddy Ryan happened by a GM soir e in the Rocky Mountains, at which the company's new, turbocharged Ecotec direct-injection mill was the most honored of guests. Luckily, he brought along his digicam

I've seen a few mildly disguised Solstice GXPs over the last couple of days near Keystone Mountain in Colorado. Then yesterday, I ran into a whole slew of gm test vehicles in a hotel parking lot in Dillon, CO. There happened to be a mechanic working on one of the Solstices at the time, so I asked him a few questions. It sounded like it was actually a Bosch testing program for cold weather/high altitude performance of the direct injection ecotec turbo. Apparently they're already making 280bhp and shooting for 300bhp for next year. And GM is planning to stick the mill in a bunch of different performance models: They had two undisguised Cobalt SSs with the same motor, and an HHR as well.

In the same lot there were five fully disguised cars under covers. I couldn't tell in the slightest what they are.


Funny, we were just talking about how much the HHR needed a shot of adrenaline. All bodes well.

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(Side note: GM recently contributed $25,000 to "develop a strategy for a Center for Education at The Keystone Center," a Colorado-based non-profit organization that supports science education.)

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