2007 saturn sky redline turbo




2007 saturn sky redline turbo

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  • Sky Red Line adds speed to sex appeal. Saturn Sky Red Line has two fat rectangular exhaust tips, a single reverse lamp and a cute little "turbo" badge.

    The Saturn Sky is a roadster that was produced by Saturn, and was initially released in the first It uses the same hp ( kW) turbocharged Ecotec engine as the Pontiac Solstice, as well as the Saturn Sky Red Line specifications.

    Learn more about the Saturn Sky with The Car Connection review. later this year when the GM division introduces the Sky Red Line edition. Expect the turbo edition to match, even exceed, the 20 city/28 highway.

    2007 saturn sky redline turbo

    2007 saturn sky redline turbo

    Roadshow Newsletter Love cars? This week on Roadshow Lincoln cuts back on sales to fleets, hopes to court millennials. Daewoo Motors and GM Daewoo automobile timeline, s— The largest differentiator however, is Carbon Flash Edition's silver inserts in the interior seating and steering wheel that provide a black-on-silver appearance. A couple of times when squeezing the throttle through a corner we pushed the back end wide, only to be rescued by the officious intervention of Stabilitrak.

    2007 saturn sky redline turbo

    2007 saturn sky redline turbo

    2007 saturn sky redline turbo

    2007 saturn sky redline turbo

    2007 saturn sky redline turbo

    The Good The Saturn Sky Red Line combines its dashing good looks with dashing performance, courtesy of its sport-tuned suspension and turbo-charged, direct-injection engine. The Bad A cramped cabin and low-tech interior mean this is not a car for road trips or long commutes. Great performance and a head-turning body style outweigh its cramped cabin and low-tech interior. Someone in GM's design department must be reading our reviews. When we got the Pontiac Solstice into our garage last summer, we had a love-hate experience with the mold-breaking roadster.

    We loved its bold, sculpted, sporty looks and hated the clunky, plodding driving experience. Our main points of complaint with the Solstice were the mismatched ratios and agricultural feel of its manual gearbox and the lackluster output of the 2. With the Saturn Sky Red Line, GM retained our favorite styling accents, while giving us nearly everything we wanted under the hood.

    2007 saturn sky redline turbo

    However, in contrast to the Solstice's curvy body styling, the Sky boasts aggressively arched fenders and a menacing mesh-trimmed front profile, giving it a Batmobile brawn particularly noticeable on our Onyx Black test car. Being the performance-tuned version of the marque, the Red Line also features some unique styling cues, including chrome-trimmed dual exhaust outlets, inch chrome-clad wheels, and a couple of brake-cooling vents in the lower front fascia.

    Critically, with the Red Line, this beauty is more than skin deep. In place of the horsepower naturally aspirated, four-cylinder block of the Solstice and regular Sky , the Red Line is driven by a 2. Now we're talking Miata-mauler. Test the tech or lack of it While our Saturn Sky Red Line tester was equipped with the optional automatic gearbox, the soft-top roof remained very much manual.

    2007 saturn sky redline turbo

    Drivers who want to get the roof up in a hurry have to undergo a multistage procedure, which involves the following stages: This rigmarole constitutes a lot more work than in other roadsters we've recently seen--such as the Honda S and the Porsche Boxster --which require a press of a button and maybe the unhooking of the odd latch. For our tech challenge in the Sky, we decided to see how quickly we could get the top up and then down again, timing each of three CNET editors with a stopwatch.

    In general, the results were surprisingly quick, with times ranging from Contributing writer Mike Markovich turned in the fastest times for both top up and top down, racing around the car like a Formula One pit crew member. Meanwhile, Editor Wayne Cunningham fumbled through closing the rear hatch, adding significant seconds to his overall time. Some of the more challenging aspects of operating the roof involved getting the fold-out canopy to line up with the top of the A-pillars when closing the top and getting the hatch to close fully on top of the folding canopy with the canopy stowed in the trunk.

    In the cabin The interior of the Saturn Sky is cramped and kitschy, in a curiously stylish kind of way. Similar to most other roadsters, cabin space is minimal in the Sky Red Line. And with the top in the trunk, the Red Line's cargo space is significantly less than that of other cars in the segment. Another design gripe we have is the Sky's poor rearward visibility: Despite its relatively basic appearance, we like the usability of the Monsoon stereo.

    2007 saturn sky redline turbo

    An i button on the left of the head unit enables drivers to cycle through artist, track, and folder information for ID3 tags on MP3 discs, while hard buttons along the bottom of the monochrome display are an intuitive way of tabbing between folders for MP3 discs and genres for XM Satellite channels.

    The Sky's upgraded Monsoon audio system plays MP3s giving detailed track and artist information. The Monsoon stereo is tuned to be audible above the din of wind and road noise that assails the cabin with the top down and to some extent, with the top up as well , rather than for acoustic refinement. Audio output is impeded somewhat by the lack of space in the cabin as the legs of the driver and front passenger muffle the sound coming from the in-door speakers.

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