Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Saturn ION Red Line - Turbo Updates
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Saturn ION Red Line - Turbo Updates

Garrett To Sell Turbo Kits Online

Mar 1, 2004
Turp_0403_02_z+saturn_ion_red_line+front_right Photo 1/1   |   Saturn ION Red Line - Turbo Updates

Garrett To Sell Turbo Kits OnlineIt was only a matter of time before Garrett, the largest turbocharger manufacturer in the world, developed an extensive range of turbo kits for the aftermarket. Utilizing its GT ball-bearing technology, Garrett will be introducing full turbocharger kits for many different makes and models in 2004 that you'll be able to order online at turbobygarrett.com.

Scion Goes Nationwide In Early 2004 Scion, the youth-marketed division of Toyota, announced it was expanding its domain from California-only to nationwide in 2004.

After kicking off with the boxy xB SUV and having a successful initial offering, Scion has added the xA, a small four-door hatch and announced plans to open dealerships across the nation.

TRD has joined the fray, offering a number of uprades for both of the sporty Scion models (the TRD xA is pictured). Look for more TRD parts, maybe even upgrades for the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and a new Scion, the xC, rumored to be a mini Matrix, in the near future.

Saturn's New Ion Red Line Quad CoupeSaturn's new ION Red Line quad coupe raced into the record book at 212.684 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats on Oct. 17, 2003 in the G/Blown Fuel Altered Class. The record-setting Saturn, which is based on the new factory-built ION Red Line sport compact and powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine, eclipsed the previous 183.086-mph record set in 2001 by a Honda Civic.

GM Performance Division launched the Saturn land speed record project in collaboration with Saturn, GM Powertrain, GM Performance Parts, GM Racing, and the GM Design Studios in Warren, Mich., and Los Angeles. So-Cal Speed Shop in Pomona, Calif., assisted in vehicle preparation and logistical support as well. The project aimed to demonstrate the performance capabilities of the ION Red Line package under extreme conditions. GM High-Performance Vehicle Operations engineer, Jim Minneker, piloted the front-wheel-drive ION Red Line in Saturn's first official record run.

"To set a speed record with the Saturn ION Red Line in our first competition was a tremendous accomplishment for the entire GM team," says Minneker. "The ION Red Line coupe and the Ecotec engine ran like clockwork. This package has tremendous potential. I wish we could run at Bonneville again next week. I'm confident that we could raise the bar even higher." The success of the ION Red Line at the Bonneville Salt Flats was the result of a total team effort.

The Saturn ION Red Line is a serious performance car, capable of achieving record-setting speed with the same basic architecture.

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

One of the most common flexes among the biggest automakers is to squirrel away examples of their best and rarest work over their history to eventually show off those pieces as an anthology. Not long ago, we received a glimpse at a new exhibit at the Honda Collection Hall in Japan, and much deeper in
Bob HernandezMar 1, 2021
Roll racing is having a moment – or at least it was before COVID hit and shut down a year’s worth of events. The motorsport phenomenon that we first noticed through the likes of Texas2K two-plus decades ago and a few other copycat events around the country since had some momentum heading into 2020 before
Bob HernandezFeb 26, 2021
In order to get the full story of Garage Active, and its animated founding father, you would need more than just a single feature. In all honesty, you would probably need something along the lines of the Lord of the Rings sized trilogy, complete with all of the spin-offs, behind-the-scenes extras and perhaps even that
Micah WrightFeb 25, 2021
From the Editors of SS: Well, well, well, what do we have here? Our Monday morning became a whole lot more interesting waking up to the announcement of a new V-8 Lexus IS, the IS 500 F Sport Performance – but do not call it an IS F. While it uses the same 2UR-GSE mill
Alex StoklosaFeb 23, 2021
As a color choice, we don’t generally see a lot of turquoise on tuner cars; it seems to be a hue favored more by bejeweled sun-loving grandmas with leathery skin rather than Japanese car fans. But the dazzling sheen on Jimmy Tu’s Chrome Turquoise 2015 Nissan GT-R is kind of mesmerizing and possibly the perfect
Bob HernandezFeb 22, 2021
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP