Profiles in Badge Engineering Courage: The Opel GT

Though the Saturn Sky shares an architecture with the Pontiac Solstice, at least the first has unique body-shape characteristics to distinguish it from the second. The Opel GT, on the other hand, is a straight-up Saturn Sky from basement to (cloth-topped) attic, which makes sense, since Saturn's getting a cornucopia of Opels to fill out its US line in the next few years. Maybe GM should consider a brand merger between the two divisions. (Saturopel? Opelurn? Lanspoutrel?) Considering its less-than-unique comportment, evoking the name of the quirky "Mini 'Vette" of the early '70s to give the SkyGT retro appeal feels awkward; a patronizing stab at distinctiveness by association. C-

Profiles in Badge Engineering Courage: The Opel GT

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Saturn Sky Mining: Opel GT Revealed Ahead of Geneva Launch [internal]