Monday, September 03, 2007

Saturn Sky Red Line

2008 Saturn Sky Red Line
GM Media Release

Saturn Sky Red Line 2008The Red Line performance model features an Ecotec turbocharged 2.0L engine, GM's first direct-injection offering in North America. It produces 260 horsepower (194 kW) at 5300 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque (353 Nm) from 2500 to 5250 rpm, making it GM's highest specific output engine ever at 2.1 horsepower per cubic inch of displacement (130 hp / 97 kW per litre) and the most powerful production engine in the Ecotec family.

Gasoline direct-injection technology helps the Ecotec engine produce more power while maintaining the lower fuel consumption of a small displacement port-injected engine.

With direct injection, fuel is delivered directly to the combustion chamber to create a more complete burn of the air/fuel mixture. Less fuel is required to produce the equivalent horsepower, especially at normal cruising speeds, than a conventional port-injection combustion system.

The Red Line builds on the strong chassis and equipment of the Sky, with additional hardware – such as a performance-tuned suspension – to increase performance.

Saturn Sky Red Line 2008The Red Line also features several unique interior and exterior differences compared to the Sky roadster, including dual polished aluminium exhaust outlets and 18-inch polished aluminium alloy wheels. The front lower fascia has unique styling elements, including functional brake cooling vents and a larger mesh pattern in the lower grille for improved air flow. The Red Line's headlamp appearance also is different, with black bezels replacing the Sky's bright finish.

The interior features a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, metallic sill plates, leather shift knob, stainless steel pedal covers, Red Line-specific gauges and a digital boost gauge included in the Driver Information Centre.

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