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SUPERCHARGED PONTIAC VIBE AUTOCROSS BOOSTS HORSEPOWER TO 175

Thanks to its versatility and distinctive, contemporary design, the Pontiac Vibe production car has quickly become one of the most sought-after small vehicles today. At the 2003 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Pontiac debuts a Vibe Autocross show vehicle, one of several performance-tuned, specially equipped models suitable for Autocross racing applications.

The Vibe Autocross show vehicle uses a supercharged 1.8-liter engine that has been tuned to generate 175 horsepower. The supercharger is available as a Pontiac performance part.

The Autocross Vibe also features performance-tuned custom struts and shocks, Corsa cat-back exhaust, stainless steel brake rotors and calipers and a lowered ride height.

A number of accessories give the Autocross Vibe a substantial, performance-oriented appearance, including custom front and rear fascia extensions, side rockers and rear dual spoilers from the Vibe Sport Appearance package (currently available), new grille and projector beam headlamps. To achieve a sleeker look, the Autocross Vibe is not equipped with a roof rack.

Custom 18-inch wheels and BF Goodrich g-force T/A KD performance tires complete the performance package. Inside, custom aluminum pedals, a custom shifter knob and racing-inspired front seats with four-point belts add performance touches.

Optically enhanced exterior paint in Electric Blue coats the Vibe Autocross. This paint is developed by Color Design Studio of America and produced by Sherwin Williams.

The Vibe production vehicle blends the best of several vehicle classes – performance sedan, sport hatchback, midsize sedan and small SUV. Its well-thought out, highly flexible interior offers innovative storage solutions to accommodate people and gear, while its sporty styling expresses fun and flexibility at an affordable price attractive to younger buyers.

PONTIAC VIBE AUTOCROSS VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS:
- 1.8-liter base engine supercharged and tuned to achieve 175 horsepower
- Performance-oriented appearance, including custom front fascia and rear fascia extensions, side rockers and rear dual spoilers from the Vibe Sport Appearance package, new grille and projector beam headlamps
- Performance-tuned shocks and struts
- Lowered wheel-to-body ride height
- Corsa cat-back exhaust
- Stainless Steel Brake Corp. custom rotors and calipers
- Custom 18-inch wheels
- BF Goodrich g-force T/A KD performance tires
- Custom aluminum pedals and custom shifter knob
- Racing-inspired front seats with four-point belts
- Custom performance-inspired interior
- Electric Blue optically enhanced exterior paint



 

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This would help the Vibe, even if they just make it look like this. Mazda's Protege 5 is doing well, and I think this has the same look.
 

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yah, but S/C to 175?? Thats a little weak isnt it GM?
 

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Originally posted by Nocturn_Bird@Oct 28 2003, 05:42 PM
yah, but S/C to 175?? Thats a little weak isnt it GM?
Blame Toyota, it's their engine, and probably a TRD supercharger. :lol: :p ;)
 

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Speaking of Mazda, the Mazdaspeed Protege makes about 170HP. The 40HP jump from the turbo is about the same as the Vibe/Matrix with the supercharger.

I think 40HP is about what you get when you add forced-induction to a 130HP 4cylinder with stock internals.
 

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what is with GM's "sport appearance package" those dual spoilers on the back look terrible. i own a, '04 Vibe GT and would not consider getting that put on my car. i would consider the Vibe GXP rims put on, if they were ever to come out!!! <_<
 

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that does look pretty good.. but is that a funtional ram air system?? now that is the question..
 
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