October 15, 2007
$1 million Top Tuner Saturn Sky unveiled at Quebec show
Top Tuner Saturn Super Sky at the Sport Compact Performance show in Montreal. Click image to enlarge
Laval, Quebec – The Top Tuner Saturn “Super” Sky, sponsored in part by BFGoodrich Canada, was unveiled at the Sport Compact Performance Auto Salon at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. The $1 million car is the follow-up to last year’s original Top Tuner Solstice, which won three awards from the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) in 2006.
“It was certainly a challenge to top the car that was meant to never be topped,” says Tajai Das, project manager and co-founder of the Top Tuner program. “We started with the Saturn Sky, a platform that already had Corvette-like appeal, and in just over four months and 10,000 man hours have transformed it into the wildest, fully functional performance show car in the industry.”
The Top Tuner Program was originally developed to take the leading automotive-related manufacturing companies in the aftermarket industry and mesh them with the most influential tuner builders in Canada. Builders on the car included Simon Rowe of Rowetech Automotive in Oakville, Ontario; Lee Nankoo and Chris Nankoo of Phat Ride Customs in Montreal; Serge Leger and his crew from Xtreme Motorsports and Henry’s Auto Body in Shediac, New Brunswick; and Vito Ianniciello of Seamline Interiors in Woodbridge, Ontario.
Custom changes on the car include an extended frame and windshield, mid-engined Corvette LT-1 engine, custom body with carbon fibre, and wrap-around interior.