Beginning in 2002, Hahn
RaceCraft initiated development of new TurboSystems for the GM Ecotec
engine. The decision to begin development on this exciting
new engine series
was based on our research into the sport compact market. In
this research we found not only an untapped market for reliable,
complete performance products, but a wide enthusiast base. To
this end, for the 2002 SEMA show Hahn RaceCraft partnered with
Rick Bottom Custom Motorsports to develop two project vehicles
that showcased what could be accomplished with the Ecotec
motor. In the last 6 years, our development program has grown to
include no less than 29 unique and different cars!
Media and consumer
response has been outstanding. During this onslaught, we
have also brought numerous other
aftermarket companies on board in developing products for the Ecotec cars.
The future looks bright!
Cavalier Attitude was one
of the original Ecotec project vehicles for Hahn RaceCraft. As
a cooperative venture between Hahn RaceCraft and Rick Bottom
Custom Motorsports, this car was designed to showcase a complete
package of aftermarket improvements, including a prototype for
the Hahn RaceCraft Ecotec TurboSystem. It was displayed at the
2002 SEMA Show in the Razzi booth. The car then came back to
Hahn RaceCraft for further development. During the 2003 season
the car was taken to numerous local and National events,
including the J-Body Bash in St. Louis where it was photographed
for Street Source Magazine, and Street Dreams Car Show in
Detroit. The car was featured in the Detroit Free Press during
the Street Dreams show and was photographed for HCI Magazine for
a feature article. The car was taken to the Spring Break Bash,
where it was again photographed for the magazines. In the June
issue of HCI Magazine the car was featured in an article titled
“How to Build Your First Tuner Car”, and in the July Issue HCI
Magazine referred to Cavalier Attitude as “one of the hottest
Cavaliers in the US”. Turbo Magazine featured Cavalier Attitude
in a Feature Article in 2004.
In full show trim the
Cavalier Attitude was run at a local event at Route 66 Raceway,
where it ran a 12.93 @ 104 MPH with only the addition of slicks
and aftermarket exhaust. Outstanding numbers from a show car
that weighs 3000#’s with driver.
Cavalier Attitude was also used in the GM
Power Tour for the Nopi Nationals, and won 2nd Place for Best
Domestic at the GT66 event at Route 66 Raceway. The car was
repainted and displayed at the 2003 SEMA show where it won the
GM Design award for Best Sport Compact. In the Show issue of
the Sema News, Cavalier Attitude was featured in an article on
promoting Sport Compact retail sales. Cavalier Attitude was
displayed at the Performance Racing Industry Show in
Indianapolis, in the Hahn RaceCraft Booth.
Hahn RaceCraft became
involved in the Martin Barkley Sunfire after Martin saw our kit
on the Cavalier Attitude at the SEMA Show. Martin requested
that we install a Stage II TurboSystem on his car for the IAS
Show. The car was not only displayed in the GM Booth at IAS,
but was used the in the GM Media Day prior to the show. After
being given wide-open, full-boost rides in the car, the media
was impressed. The car was featured in DialD Magazine June 2003
Issue, on Urbanracer.com, and teammeguiars.com. Nopi Street
Magazine also did a full feature article in their
August/September issue, titled “Firestarter”. The MBRP car
became part of the GM Power Tour, and was displayed at various
events across the country including, J-Body Bash, Nopi
Nationals, and NHRA Events.
Trent Van Arsdalen was
also impressed with the Hahn RaceCraft TurboSystems he saw at
SEMA 2002 on the Cavalier Attitude and Sunfire Heat. He
requested that we install a system on his car for IAS. As Hahn
RaceCraft was looking for a vehicle to beta test our Stage I
TurboSystem on, we chose to become involved in the Ecotec
Monster. This car was also displayed in the GM Booth at IAS.
After IAS the car was used for various local shows and also as a
part of the GM Power Tour for the NOPI Nationals. It was
displayed at the 2003 SEMA Show where it won a “Best on
Bridgestone” design award.
Hahn RaceCraft worked in
conjunction with HCI Magazine on one of the magazine’s project
vehicles. This car was used for a series of articles showing
the complete build up of and Ecotec Cavalier. We provided a
TurboSystem that was featured in a tech article detailing the
installation. The car was then displayed at the IAS Events in
Hartford Pit Car
Matt Hartford, noted GM racer and Ecotec
record-setter, has chosen to use a Hahn RaceCraft Turbocharged
Cavalier as his pit vehicle for the 2004 and 2005 Season. This
system will be used to prototype the Garrett Turbo version of
the Hahn RaceCraft Ecotec TurboSystem. Matt’s Pit Vehicle was
displayed at the 2003 SEMA Show, and the car will be used
throughout the 2004 Racing Season. Matt’s intention with this
vehicle is to show that not only has he chosen the Ecotec as his
racing platform, but also as the car of choice for all uses.
Hahn RaceCraft Became
involved with the Motegi Racing Project Vehicle through our
association with Super Street Editor Matt Teske. This car was
displayed in the Motegi Racing/American Racing Wheels booth at
the 2003 SEMA Show. For the 2004 season this car became part of
the DUB Magazine Tour, as well as being featured in the Motegi
2004 Catalog. The car returned once again to the SEMA Show in
Introduced at the 2004 SEMA
Show in the Hahn RaceCraft booth, this 2005 Cobalt LS Sedan was
a hit, and the first introduction of our new TurboSystem for the
exciting new Cobalt.
GM Racing is currently using
our systems on two of their own cars. One is a killer
street-strip Sunfire, and the other is a Saturn Ion AWD
rally-type car. GM dyno-tested the Ion engine at 250HP with our
standard kit on 92 octane. Higher boost netted 330HP!
Hahn RaceCraft turbo
manifolds were also used by GM Racing on their new Stage V
Cobalts for 2005’s racing season.
Hahn RaceCraft has determined that continuing
development on the Ecotec motor should include other vehicles
that are equipped with the Ecotec. To this end, Hahn RaceCraft
again partnered with Rick Bottom Custom Motorsports on a 2004
Saturn Vue. The Vue was equipped with an Intercooled Hahn
RaceCraft TurboSystem and displayed at the 2003 SEMA Show. By
offering a system for the Vue, Hahn RaceCraft brings the idea of
performance beyond the sport compact market and in to the
crossover market of small truck/SUV.
RCBM Turbo ION
In furthering their
development beyond the Cavalier/Sunfire Market, Hahn RaceCraft
chose to develop a system for the Saturn Ion. Again partnering
with Rick Bottom Custom Motorsports, Hahn RaceCraft developed a
system for the Ion which was displayed at the International Auto
Salons in 2004. The Saturn Ion has become an extremely popular
car for modification due in part to the Saturn Motorsports
racing team. By offering a system to the public for the Ion,
Hahn RaceCraft intends t o further the perception of the Ion as
a tuner car.
To continue Development on the Ecotec Ion, Hahn RaceCraft
worked with Kieth Lossier at Desired Customs. Desired Ion was
seen as a good expansion in our marketing of Ecotec Ion kits
into Canada. We were not disappointed as the Desired Ion won
numerous show both in Canada and the US including Hot Import
Nights and Import Fest. The Desired Ion was a cover car and
featured in Performance Auto and Sound Magazine.
GM Racing again contacted
Hahn RaceCraft when they now became involved in a project for
Tuner Transformation TV. A Chevy Cobalt was awarded to rap
artist Jin, and part of the package included complete
customization of the car. Hahn RaceCraft was asked to provide a
TurboSystem for the vehicle, and the install, was filmed for
Tuner Transformation. The hour long segment was aired in August
A natural extension of Hahn RaceCraft’s work with the Cobalt
came with our involvement on the SS Commotion. A
Super/Turbocharged car, the Commotion offers something to the
customer who feels a supercharger alone is not enough. This car
was on display at the 2005 SEMA Show, and will be used throughout
2006 in Hahn RaceCraft’s promotional events.
Hahn RaceCraft teamed up with Nopi on another very high
profile Cobalt. This car was displayed at the 2004 SEMA show as
well as all of the 2005 NOPI events. The car appeared on Nopi
TunerVision, and also was displayed at the 2005 SEMA show in
the Snap Lock tools booth.
the complete TurboSystems Hahn RaceCraft has developed for
Ecotec equipped vehicles, we are also in development of upgrades
to complement the Supercharged Cobalt SS. On display at the
2005 SEMA Show, Desired Cobalt sports the new Hahn RaceCraft
is to be offered for all cars equipped with the Ecotec engine.
The Sunfire Heat sports a Hahn RaceCraft
Intercooled TurboSystem. This TurboSystem is a perfect complement
to the Ecotec engine. TurboSystem features include: HRC Super 16G
turbo, Exhaust Manifold, intake with K & N Filter, Front Mount
intercooler with the exclusive HRC integrated return chamber, and
powder coated air piping. The fuel system modifications are
included with the TurboSystem and feature a 500 hp Accel fuel pump
and VROG Fuel pressure regulator. Addition of the Hahn RaceCraft
TurboSystem provides an additional 100+ HP. The exhaust is 3”
Stainless Steel and is provided by MBRP.
Primedia editor Ed Zinke
had heard of Hahn RaceCraft’s extensive work with the Ecotec
engines and decided that our TurboSystem was a natural for the
Ecocat project he was working on for Kit Car Magazine.
This car, a Cheetah Kit car,
was equipped with an Ecotec motor, and Hahn RaceCraft added an
intercooled TurboSystem. The car has been part of a 6 article
Soul Food Solstice
Solstice as the ultimate embodiment of the Ecotec engine
concept, but finally in a true-sports vehicle with RWD. In many
ways. it’s the car we at Hahn RaceCraft have been waiting for,
for years! The ample power we have developed from the
substantial Ecotec engine can now be harnessed in a car truly
designed from the ground up to use that power effectively.
The centerpiece of this mouse that roars is its engine
compartment. As an ongoing test bed for Bill Hahn’s
considerable Ecotec turbocharging prowess, the car has
been fed a steady diet of boosted steroids.
of higher-powered iterations of the Hahn Solstice
TurboSystem occurs here, and as much as 380 wheel
horsepower has been achieved on the stock VVT 2.4L
Saturn "Sky Rock-It"
Another Rick Bottom Custom Motorsports creation,
Sky Rock-It was built to showcase the Hahn Stage 3 TurboSystem,
already popular for the Pontiac Solstice, on a Saturn Sky.
This beautiful Sky distinguished itself as not only a hard
runner on the street, but also a race winner!
Desired Customs Sky
As seen above, Keith Lossier has built some of
the baddest vehicles on the SEMA Show Floor, and Desired Sky was
no exception. Equipped with a Hahn RaceCraft Stage 2
TurboSystem, this car toured Canada and the US in 2007 appearing
at several HIN Events, and at many GM Canada Autoshows.
NOS Energy Solstice
NOS Energy Drinks created this drift Solstice as
a promotional vehicle that was given away at the 2006 SEMA show.
Designed to represent the NOS Energy Drinks, the flat blue
Solstice got its energy kick form a Hahn RaceCraft Stage 2
GRIPunit stands for "Great Response Intense
Power" and that is definitely what this Solstice has.
Designed as a drift/show car, the GRIPunit Solstice combined the
power of a Hahn RaceCraft Stage 2 TurboSystem with the latest in
Top Tuner Solstice
The mission was not an easy one; bring together
30 of the top automotive aftermarket companies to create one
vehicle that defined the extreme essence of the Pontiac
Solstice. Oh, and as a side note, lets only give them 4
months in which to do it! Hahn RaceCraft supplied a custom
20G TurboSystem for the Top Tuner Solstice. After winning
several awards at the 2006 SEMA Show, Top Tuner Solstice
continues to tour across the US and Canada, wowing crowds
wherever it appears.
Gravana Tuning Sky
Gravana Tuning's Sky Roadster was designed for a
more refined look, using Gravana's styling kit. To
complete the refined package a Hahn RaceCraft Stage 3
TurboSystem was added. This car was displayed at the 2006
SEMA Show in the General Motors booth.
RK Design G5
This 2007 Pontiac G5 was designed to show what
the average weekend racer could do with the Cobalt/G5 platform.
The motor has a mild build and extra power is added with a Hahn
Adam Hahn's 2.4L Auto Trans Cobalt SS
We set out to prove that with modern tuning
tools, we could produce the kind of performance we are noted
for, but in an automatic trans Cobalt. Mission
accomplished! This mid-13 second 1/4 mile Cobalt really
opened some eyes to the benefits of TurboCharged ECOTECnology
when combined with an automatic transmission.
Paul Pittsenbarger's HHR SS
Paul's impressive HHR SS, here pictured in the
winter environment of a Midwest December, is already putting
down 307 WHP / 352 WTorque! All this power, still stock
turbo, this is one HHR that's ready to surprise musclecars!
2008 Hahn Cobalt SS/TC
As many of you know, Hahn RaceCraft has led the
way with turbocharged Ecotecs since their emergence in the US
with the 2002 Cavalier and Sunfire. Along the way, we've raised
the bar repeatedly for Ecotec Turbo performance, while
introducing hundreds of Ecotec owners to the sublime advantages
of Turbocharged Power. Our very first Eco-effort won the
prestigious GM Design Award at SEMA, an impressive 12-second,
stock engine EcoCav show car that ran 12's with our bolt-on
TurboSystem. We haven't looked back since, with more records and
firsts than all others combined.
We're proud to bring our 20 years of GM FWD Turbo Performance to
bear on this exciting new application of the LNF Turbo! We've
had a great time with this engine so far in Solstice/Sky and
HHR, and now it's the Cobalt's turn. This in-house car
will be a continuous test bed for new product.
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