• Nov 1st 2007 at 1:02PM
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Although it was already shown at the Sport Compact Performance show in Montreal a couple of weeks ago, this funky Canadian-built Saturn caught our eyes here in Las Vegas. This "Top Tuner" Saturn "Super" Sky is like no other Saturn we've ever seen. First of all, it's mid-engined. Second of all, that engine happens to be a Corvette LT-1 V8. What started out as a Saturn Sky now resembles something that could be an Exige or Cayman fighter. Perhaps a little too flashy for our tastes done up as a show car, you can see in profile especially that this could make a very appealing production Saturn. Perhaps it's what the Sky should have been all along. The V8 might be a bit much, but a mid-mount V6 sounds just about perfect. Granted this wasn't even an official Saturn project, but we like the concept. It was said that 10,000 man hours were spent stretching the frame, redoing all of the bodywork and creating that unique center-mount, single seat interior. We say nicely done.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Lose the logos and put on some silver paint and that would be a good looking car.

      One critique though, who thought putting a Pontiac Solstice twin grille on the rear of the car was a good idea? ;-)
        • 7 Years Ago
        check- 1990 Fiero.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I give them an A for effort. It took lots of time and effort I bet. Cool idea.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Actually, I don't think this is bad at all. I like it a lot. Replace it with a more practical wheel & tire combo and it looks like it would belong in Japan Super GT.

      I would want to say GM should give this a go as Lutz is on about making a mid-engine Corvette. Except this might be proof to leave the Corvette alone as is and come out with some sort of Saturn "Corvair" instead.

      But, as much as I would want to see a production version, it ain't gonna happen. The need to concentrate on their more pedestrain models
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice design, crappy paint.
      • 7 Years Ago

      that is way, WAY over the top. But there is a fascinating premise here on several levels.

      First: Saturn Sky Targa fastback coupe. A b-pillar hoop with a fastback hatchback, and a targa roof would be FANTASTIC on the Sky, especially redline.

      Second: Mid engine conversion.
      This is less production-ready, but an interesting premise. I would probably stick to a transverse I4, v6, or even V8. The longitudinal arrangement is more appealing, until you see how it completely mangles the car's lines and lenghtens the car behind the cabin.

      Cobalt SS has the turbo-ecotec in a transverse arrangement. Mount that to the midship-rear position, and you have a mid-engine'd redline. It would almost have to be this sort of coupe/targa, because the convertible top sure isn't going to get space to fold down.

      I would be happy if GM took just one or two cues from this car to build a Sky (and solstice) coupe variant, even Front-engine-RWD. The distorted lines and bling, though, can be left off.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dude, that's awesome. Obviously I wouldn't go with green if this car actually happened.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i like the sky better than the solstice anyway so i really like the look of this car...i bet a DI 3.6L V-6 would work very well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmmm...interesting. Custom built Saturn "Super" Sky Concept vehicle. It's always nice to see intriguing designs from new designers. I think this project looks very promising. Nice craftmanship!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Fix the wheels and clean up the rear quarter a bit, and WOW that is an awesome car. Like a newer MR2. If that with a turbo 4 or a NA 6, and less than 30K, I would be sold.

      Again, just WOW at a Saturn!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man that looks kicka ass!
      Why cant anyone do this, and give us a sub 30 grand supercarish looking thing like this?
      Why does sexy designs like the Aston martin and Ferraris have to be linked to the ammount of dubloons you got in the bank??
      come on now!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      What happens when amateurs try to redesign a car....
        • 7 Years Ago
        They get flamed by amatuers like you, is what happens
        • 7 Years Ago
        agreed bert...there's nothing amateur about it
      • 7 Years Ago
      why would you go thru all that work only to put in the iron lump of an lt1?

      that makes no sense at all
        • 7 Years Ago
        The LT1 in the 'Vette was an aluminum head design, known to go almost 300,000 miles with regular maintenance, and capable of producing huge amounts of power while doing it. Very torquey.
        • 7 Years Ago
        LT1? Is that a typo?

        Hello 1994.
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