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Old 01-18-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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Saturn Mulls 300+ hp AURA Red Line


Automotive News reports that Saturn is considering building a Red Line version of its upcoming AURA midsize car – compete with at least a 300 horsepower powerplant. "It makes sense to get there, and we're talking about proposals that could make it happen," Gene Stefanyshyn, the previous vehicle line executive for GM's Epsilon architecture told Automotive News. "The intent is to go up-level with this product," he says. "There will be two or three trim levels, and Red Line seems reasonable." However, the vehicle still needs to get GM's approval before any production plans can be made.

Saturn's General Manager, Jill Lajdziak, told Automotive News that "Red Line is an important part of the brand, and it would send the signal that you're going to get real performance," Lajdziak says. "A big jump in horsepower would send a distinct message about the brand."

The AURA is expected to be launched next summer. Saturn told Automotive News that Red Line sales "average 3 percent to 5 percent of total ION and VUE volume."


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Old 01-19-2005, 06:15 AM   #2
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It is going to happen, from what I've heard.
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:30 PM   #3
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300hp? wow. they "need to get rid of the word redline" that is the most gayness word i heard.
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:36 AM   #4
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300hp? wow. they "need to get rid of the word redline" that is the most gayness word i heard.
I think they've already established it enough that it'd be a bad decision to change it now. It's become a known trim level.
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Old 02-24-2005, 09:19 AM   #5
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turbocharge it instead of supercharged
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Old 04-01-2005, 06:10 AM   #6
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they "need to get rid of the word redline" that is the most gayness word i heard.
I'm sure you could have come up with something better. It sounds better than "SRT4" or "Evolution".
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:00 AM   #7
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300hp? wow. they "need to get rid of the word redline" that is the most gayness word i heard.
so is the word "ricer". If people would quit slinging that word around like a $20 bill at nickel beer night at the local titty club, the tuner world would be a better place.
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Old 04-01-2005, 09:31 PM   #8
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thats great!
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Old 08-06-2005, 09:29 PM   #9
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some more sightings of the Aura

http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enth...178.A8679.html
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Old 08-07-2005, 01:04 AM   #10
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Looks like a well-styled, good sized car. Should really help strengthen the Saturn lineup.
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