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    In a Korean newspaper ( http://careview.chosun.com/servlet/b...20080311000005 ) , I found an article that says KIA is going to release a turbocharged version of Spectra (for the new 08 or 09 TD Spectra) this summer (1.6L Turbo 180HP) in Korea. I don't know whether they are going to release turbo-Spectra in US, but I hope so. (if they release 2.0 Turbo models in North America, that'd be much better. ) They should do so for Elantra asap!

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    i HIGHLY doubt ull ever see a factory turbo elantra.

    especially in america.

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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    We already have. Some of the Hyundai Scoupe models back in the day had turbos.

    Anyway, that's interesting. I hadn't heard anything about it until now. Time to investigate.
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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    Pete did say turbo ELANTRA, not hyundai. I highly doubt the elantra will ever be turbocharged aswell. Genesis, accent, whatever you want, maybe.

    But the elantra? The cheap economy family sedan? No.

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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    Well, the Elantra is already turbo'd in other parts of the world (thinking the CRDi engine). Just not here. So there are turbo Hyundais here and turbo Elantras there, so, there you have it.

    I would agree that it is unlikely for us to get a turbocharged Elantra sedan. Perhaps Hyundai over the next couple years will try to make the Touring actually mean something like they never did with the GT.
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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGLS View Post
    Well, the Elantra is already turbo'd in other parts of the world (thinking the CRDi engine). Just not here. So there are turbo Hyundais here and turbo Elantras there, so, there you have it.
    Oh come on, Super. How many non-turbo diesel engines do you know of? It's old history. lol

    That's totally not a valid point, lol.

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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    I don't know. But I know there is some, so ha!

    Back on topic. I can't find anything else that suggests the upcoming Spectra will offer a turbo'd engine option in the US. Hopefully more new will come quickly.
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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    Is this the replacement for the spectra 5? Turbocharged version? looks like a Scion XB (first pic)
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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    i think scion did a better job. also there was supposed to be a 2.0l turbo accent hitting the states but i am pretty sure hyundai abandoned it.

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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    Cobalt = Cheap economy sedan

    BUT

    Cobalt SS/TC = Fastest FWD car available

    That said, Elantra will never be turbo'ed because of the fact that Hyundai doesn't market to a group looking for turbos. Kia on the other hand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matrixloader View Post
    Is this the replacement for the spectra 5? Turbocharged version? looks like a Scion XB (first pic)
    The first pic is KIA Soul, not the new Spectra. I couldn't find the picture of new Spectra. The second is i30(FD)CW Wagon. Both will be released in Korea this summer.

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    actually the cobalt ss runs 15.5- slow for any supercharged or turboed car. that is not the fastest FWD car. srt-4 runs in the 14's and thats a FWD car. plus cobalts are fugly

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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    ^ I don't know what it is you're smoking, but pass it around.

    HERE IS THE FACTS

    1/4 mile in 14.4@ 99.3 for the Cobalt SS and 14.4@ 100.8 for the SRT-4. 15.5 would be a non-supercharged 2.4L.

    According to THIS the new 260hp TURBOCHARGED version is expectedto drop that to 14.1 1/4 mile.

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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerfanatics3 View Post
    actually the cobalt ss runs 15.5- slow for any supercharged or turboed car. that is not the fastest FWD car. srt-4 runs in the 14's and thats a FWD car. plus cobalts are fugly
    Um do I have any chance at beating a SC cobalt N/A??? A kid I work with want to track it in april when the strip opens. What all would I need to do to beat him? short of a miracle........ Sorry for the off topic-ness?
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    You don't have a chance at beating a N/A 2.4L Automatic Cobalt. They run 15's. A S/C Cobalt SS runs mid 14's. Are you running a 100hp shot of nitrous? S/c? TC? Than no. You're not gonna win.

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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    ive witnessed i/h/e tiburons kill cobalts. they are so damn slow kinda like the jetta 1.8 turbos. they arnt very fast either. just do i/h/e big bore throttle body and intake manifold, get some good spark plugs and hotwires u should be set

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    ^ You sir, are the definition of a Ricer.

    Fastest N/A Elantras on this site have run mid 15's. A FULL SECOND SLOWER. My best is a 16.01. On the same day, at the same track running head to head an Ion Redline ran a 14.90 to my 16.56. He was BONE STOCK.

    Now your buddies may have "killed" N/A cobalts, mainly because Supercharged SS's are hard to come by and rare. N/A SS's are a dime a dozen. But there is NO WAY they are "smoking" SC cars.

    Maybe they didn't know they were "racing"?
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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    no sir u dont know a damn thing u just cant drive . so go play with some cones

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    Default Re: Kia Spectra Turbo...

    I'm always suprised at the stupidity I read on the forums sometimes. Confronted with FACTS they still spew BS as truth.

    Our day was about 90 on track and we were "hot lapping". . . so everyone's times were inflated.

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    nvm bob beat me to it

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