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

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

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

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