Chevrolet Lacetti

Chevrolet Lacetti

"Real Horse Power" is the new theme for Chevrolet’s race car that will be on the track for the 17th and 18th races of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in Imola, Italy, on September 21.

Chevrolet WTCC race car

Chevrolet held a contest with the theme of “Young, Creative, Chevrolet” in cooperation with art schools across Europe. The winning entry was submitted by Adi Šumić from Academy of Design (Slovenia), and now his horse-inspired design went on the side of the racing Chevy Lacetti .

So a Lacetti with a horse-like paint job. Does that make the driver a ’Stallion in a Reasonably Priced Car’?

Chevrolet Europe added a new model to the Lacetti line-up, and it brings with it better performance, stylish good looks and incomparable value for money.

The Lacetti Sport, based on the popular five-door version of Chevrolet’s mid-sized hatchback, is instantly identifiable thanks to its smart factory-fitted body styling kit. It also comes with body colored trim, stylish 15-inch alloy wheels, lowered suspension and integrated front fog lamps.

Chevrolet Lacetti Sport

Inside, the highlight of the package is full leather seat trim finished in smart charcoal grey, while a leather-covered steering wheel and gear knob, plus metallic-effect inserts on the doors and facia add to the car’s sporty appeal.

Equipment highlights include air conditioning, a cooled glove box, four electric windows, electrically adjustable mirrors and a six-speaker Blaupunkt CD/Radio with steering wheel-mounted controls.

Power comes from a lively 1.8-litre 121PS petrol engine, which gives the Sport the ability to sprint from 0-62mph in 9.8 seconds, with a top speed of 121mph.

It will be ‘D-Day’ for Chevrolet at this year’s Bologna Motor Show (December 7-17) as the company takes the wraps off its first ever diesel engined car for the UK. Set to go on sale in the first half of 2007 and distinguished by a new, chrome finished radiator grille, the new Lacetti TCDi comes with an all-new 2.0-litre common rail turbodiesel engine, developing 121 hp at 3,800rpm and 206 lbs-ft of torque at 2,000rpm.

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