Hoons and…Entrepreneurs? Take the 2011 Gawker Media Census and Win an…

Most things in the car world are undeniable fact. The Mercedes-Benz 300SL should have been the car of choice for Back to the Future. Hoover promised a "chicken in every pot and a WaterCar in every garage." Well, some of those things are debatable, but pure fact is that last year you told us via the Gawker Media Census… » 5/04/11 12:00pm 5/04/11 12:00pm

Goodbye Saturn, Thanks For The Ride

The end of 2010 also marked the final exit for Saturn vehicles. SaturnFans.com creator Charlie Eickmeyer posted one final article after spending 25 years following the storied brand — Ed. » 1/04/11 4:00pm 1/04/11 4:00pm

What Caused The Strange Atmospheric Symbols Over Houston On 9/11?

Eyewitnesses reported a strange aircraft leaving large, oval patterns over Houston on September 11th of this year. The odd contrails caused conspiracy enthusiasts to form all sorts of strange theories — none were correct. It turns out it was NASA. » 9/14/10 2:30pm 9/14/10 2:30pm

Mazda Diesel Coming To The U.S. In 2012, Promises 43 MPG

Mazda continues to heed the call of enthusiasts, claiming they'll bring the Sky-D diesel engine to the U.S. in two years powering the Mazda6 producing a mid-size-hybrid-besting MPG. Zoom Zoom meets Burn Burn! » 3/31/10 12:40pm 3/31/10 12:40pm

DeLorean Solstice In Doubt After Fisker Buys Old GM Plant

News of Fisker buying GM's shuttered Wilmington Assembly plant is good news for Fisker, but bad news for the DeLorean Solstice, which the new DeLorean Motor Company hoped to build at the plant. » 10/27/09 12:30pm 10/27/09 12:30pm

Goodbye, Blue Sky: Kappa Roadster Plant Closes Doors

Yesterday marked the end of production at GM's Delaware assembly plant, the home of the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice roadsters. Fan clubs came to pay their respects, stuffing their tear-soaked tissues into awkwardly-placed cupholders. [SaturnFans] » 7/29/09 8:00am 7/29/09 8:00am

Believe It Or Not, This Isn't A Ferrari

We know, it goes against all your better judgment and years of finely honed automobile identification expertise, but we're prepared to shock you with the knowledge that this vehicle is in fact not a Ferrari. » 5/22/09 2:00pm 5/22/09 2:00pm

Irmscher GT i40: An Opel GT With V8 Power

Who says the Germans are always hung up on Bruce? Sure, the press release we just received from German tuning house Irmscher says "Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail" at the bottom; but the body of the message has an entirely different tone. Forget the standard weaksauce Ecotec 4-pot; it seems… » 2/26/08 9:45am 2/26/08 9:45am

No One Wants to Buy Gary Coleman's Saturn Sky

The story of child star Gary Coleman took another sad turn last month as the former star of Diff'rent Strokes was unable to unload his 2007 Saturn Sky Convertible. In fact, there wasn't even a single bidder or another offer. Even more depressing, he only asked for $25,000, which isn't an outrageous price for the car… » 12/14/07 2:45pm 12/14/07 2:45pm

What Would You Do With the Turbocharged Ecotec?

One thing we admire about General Motors is that when they do do something right, they do it so right that conversations cease. I'm sure you've all been here before, "Yeah, well, the Porsche Blah Blah Blah does 0-60 in blah and goes around some track in Germany in blah and has this crazy hyper-tech thingy that does… » 10/30/07 12:15pm 10/30/07 12:15pm

Profiles in Badge Engineering Courage: Daewoo Launches G2X

The Saturn Sky roadster is apparently GM's two-seater for the global market (sorry, Solstice). A version has already found its way into the Opel lineup as the Opel GT. Now, GM's Korean connection Daewoo's getting its own Sky. Make that the G2X. First shown at the Seoul motor show earlier this year, the G2X will get… » 8/24/07 7:49am 8/24/07 7:49am

Irmscher Opel GT

While the US has been getting a raft of Opels, rebadged under the Saturn brand, there's one Saturn that went the other way. It's the Sky, and Opel's selling it in Europe. But despite that it's neither an Opel nor a GT car, making it an ill-fitting descendant to the original "mini 'Vette" Opel GT, it's nonetheless… » 8/23/07 7:45am 8/23/07 7:45am

The Red Badge Engineering of Courage: The Opel GT

More cowbell! GM's Opel outfit released details and visuals on the Saturn Sky variant that will revive the Opel GT badge. Like the Sky Red Line, the GT will get GM's turbocharged 2.0-liter direct-injection four, producing 264 hp — good for a zero-to-60 time of 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 143 mph. It's been given… » 1/25/07 11:09am 1/25/07 11:09am

Parkour Your Fanny Right Here: GM Presents The New Opel Antara


Parkour's a distinctly french form of exercise — madly running from one point to another, flying across rooftops, jumping over and into dumpsters, splashing through mud puddles — all just to prove you can. Come to think of it, that type of blind get 'er done je ne sais pas is what makes GM the General, ain't it?… » 9/29/06 6:07pm 9/29/06 6:07pm

Ad Watch Exclusive: That's An Opel?

We've been asking that question since the New York Auto Show, when we got our first look at the Opelization of the Saturn brand. Take, for example, the PreVue (hint, hint) concept based on the Opel Antara, Sky Redline based on the Opel GT and new Aura sedan based on the Opel/Vauxhall Vectra. It would appear Saturn's… » 9/18/06 2:13pm 9/18/06 2:13pm

Aftermarket Saturnalia: Gravana to Build 300hp Sky Project Car for SEMA

Tuning house and automotive jeweler, Gravana, will work up an official, GM-approved, 300hp Saturn Sky show car to tempt the aftermarket — and subsequently come up with new add-ons for Sky owners. Gravana, which has already worked with GM on other such projects like the Saturn Ion and the Sky's Kappa platform-mate,… » 7/27/06 9:19am 7/27/06 9:19am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Saturn Sky, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: It's got those cool dent-resistant plastic hydroformed sheetmetal body panels. Really though, the Sky looks boss, especially for a car priced in the mid-20's. It gives us hope for the American auto industry that they can still make fun cars. » 7/26/06 2:00pm 7/26/06 2:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Saturn Sky, Part 2

Exterior Design: *****
The Sky is the hotness. The creased lines give it an aggressive look that almost eliminates the extreme aura of femininity that surrounds every small convertible, almost. That said, the styling is the Sky's best element. It even looks decent with the top up. It's too bad there's only one… » 7/25/06 1:00pm 7/25/06 1:00pm