Inspired by iconic sports car legends like the BMW 2002 and Datsun 510, the Chevrolet Code 130R Concept is one of Chevy's most daring concept cars in recent memory. Based on the new Alpha rear-wheel drive platform underpinning the Cadillac ATS (yes, seriously), Code 130R rides on a long 109-inch wheelbase (just shorter than the new BMW 3 Series) with short overhangs
A traditional three-box design, the Code 130 features an upright greenhouse and beefy fender flares. Under the hood is a tuned-up direct-injection 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 150 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque, 12 more horsepower than current applications. It's been fitted with GM's eAssist electric assist system that supplements engine power, performs regenerative braking and allows for engine auto start/stop.
The concept drives its matte gold 20-inch wheels through a six-speed automatic or manual and Chevrolet thinks it could get 40 mpg on the highway.Young customers tell us they want functionality with coupe-like aesthetics. Both the Code and Tru body styles resonated with this audience,” said Frank Saucedo, director of the GM North America Advanced Design studio in Los Angeles where the two concepts were developed.
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