We appear to have angered some members of one Chevy HHR forum, who've gotten all grumpy about how their beloved wagons have been portrayed of late on this site, f-in squids that they are (whoops, did we say that out loud?). Maybe they'll be less defensive when Chevrolet puts out a proper performance version, which could be soon if these pics on The Winding Road are an indication of HHRs to come. A telltale intercooler seems to suggest the HHR will get GM's new 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection Ecotec four banger, which will put out 260hp in the upcoming Pontiac Solstice. It'd be a great move on GM's part, since such an HHR SS will best the Chrysler PT Cruiser GT's 230 hp. See guys? Good frickin' news, here. Come and get it.
Spy Shots: 2008 Chevrolet HHR SS [The Winding Road]
Rental-car Reacharound: Chevrolet HHR [internal]