Chevrolet Malibu Turbo Performance Concept

Chevrolet Malibu Turbo Performance Concept

Chevrolet will present the Malibu Turbo Performance Concept at the 2012 SEMA. With its new 2.0L turbocharged engine producing 20 pounds of boost – to generate 259 horsepower – the 2013 Malibu Turbo can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph. That makes it the fastest Malibu ever from Chevrolet.

Designers and engineers gave the Malibu Turbo Performance Concept an aggressive edge, with a blend of high-performance and upscale appointments inside and out, wrapping them in Berlin Blue Tricoat exterior paint and a Jet Black/Navy Blue interior. It’s only a vision of where the Malibu Turbo production model could go, but those designers and engineers will be listening to the reaction it elicits in Vegas.

The concept’s unique elements include:

  • Ground effects package, including front splitter, rockers and rear diffuser, accented in Heroic Blue
  • Custom lower grille and fog lamp grilles
  • Black ice-tinted chrome accents
  • Blaze Red-painted fog lamp bezels and inner exhaust bezels
  • Black-painted mesh grille inserts, fog lamp grilles, window surround moldings and wheel center caps
  • Clear tail lamp lenses
  • Unique “Turbo” badges
  • New 20×8.5-inch aluminum wheels in Night Rider chrome
  • Pirelli PZero 255/35ZR20 tires
  • RECARO sport seats trimmed in Jet Black leather and Navy Blue suede, with red accent stitching
  • Jet Black leather and Navy Blue suede-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, door panels and instrument panel
  • Navy Blue suede-wrapped shift boot
  • Dark Argent and black chrome trim plates.

Complementing the turbocharged powertrain is a Chevrolet Performance concept HiPer Strut front suspension and rear springs, concept six-piston front brake calipers used with two-piece cross-drilled rotors and a concept cold-air intake system to help the force-inducted engine draw cooler, denser air, which can help it make more power.