2006 Gravana Tuning Turbo Saturn Sky review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 1 November 2006 , 08:11:14 byEmil

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Gravana Tuning Turbo Saturn Sky

The Saturn Sky received a package from Gravana Tuning. The model now features a 2.4-liter Ecotec engine capable of developing 348 horsepower and 341 lb. ft. of torque. The road handling is enhanced by an adjustable coil-over-shock suspension system that can lower the vehicle by 3-inches without changing the spring rate. On the inside the model features a carbon fiber console and dash inserts. The seat and door panels are finished in Katzin leather and suede. The tuner offered bigger brakes and OZ Superleggera III wheels and 245/40R19 tires on the front axle and 285/35R19 on the rear axle fit and installed by Tire Rack.

Working in conjunction with GM Design, Gravana Tuning - a highly regarded supplier of aftermarket accessories - has pushed the Saturn Sky to the stratosphere with a highly customized concept. The Gravana Tuning Turbo Saturn Sky delivers even more of what roadster buyers want: all-around performance and "stop-dead-in-your-tracks" design.

By adding a Hahn Racecraft 16G intercooled stage 3 turbocharger to the Sky's 2.4L Ecotec engine, the Gravana Tuning concept returns 348 horsepower and 341 lb.-ft. of torque. Road-hugging handling is enhanced by an adjustable coil-over-shock suspension system that can lower the vehicle by as much as 3 inches - without changing the spring rate. Body roll is virtually non-existent with the addition of 25 mm front and 28 mm rear stabilizer bars. Massive 14-inch drilled and slotted front brake rotors, with four-piston calipers, provide additional stopping power, while a number of functional design elements serve to deliver more cool air into the engine and to extract heat from it.

Outside, the Gravana Tuning Turbo Saturn Sky complements the sleek, crisp and modern lines of the production vehicle, further enhancing its bold, cutting-edge design. Unique front and rear fascias, bodyside panels and rear center exit exhaust - not to mention the OZ Superleggera III 19-inch wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires - give this special Sky a longer, lower, and sleek presence on the road.

Inside, the Gravana Tuning Turbo Saturn Sky features a carbon fiber console and dash inserts. The seat and door panels are finished in Katzkin leather and suede. Seven Boston Acoustics premium speakers and a Visteon eight-channel DSP 360-watt amplifier provide optimal aural enjoyment and complete the interior upgrade.

Powertrain Highlights:
2.4L Ecotec ported/tuned engine

Hahn Racecraft 16G intercooled stage 3 turbo

348 horsepower

341 lb.-ft. of torque

Gravana Custom 3-inch downpipe and center exit exhaust

Spec stage 3 clutch kit

Spec billet aluminum flywheel


Suspension Highlights:


Gravana damping and height-adjustable coil-over-shock suspension

Gravana front and rear stabilizer bars


Wheel/Tires Highlights:

OZ Superleggera III wheels: 19- x 8.5-in front / 19- x 9.5-in rear

Goodyear Eagle F1 tires: 245/40R19 (front); 285/35R19 (rear)

Fit and installation by Tire Rack


Brakes:

Gravana-Wilwood big brake kit

Gravana stainless steel brake lines


Exterior/Interior:

Gravana/GM Design body kit

Gravana/GM Design rear center exit exhaust tips

Gravana carbon fiber functional hood vent inserts

Gravana carbon fiber rear deck lid

VDI vertical door kit

Gravana carbon fiber console and dash components

Katzkin leather and suede seat covers and door panels

Seven Boston Acoustics premium speakers with tweeters and subwoofers

Eight-channel Visteon DSP 360-watt amplifier

Installation performed by J&G Customs