I was talking to some GM guys a while back as well as through the Opel sites and saw the interesting news about the Sky. Sounds like a lot of the car is actually based off of the Opel Speedster. Anyone have any more details on this?
Sky is based off the Vauxhall Lightening or something like that. It and the Solstice have a 'kappa' frame and were designed overseas or so I hear the kappa was. AND production is so limited because the frame is very limited.
As mentioned the Kappa architecture has nothing to do with Opel, Vauxhall, or anyhting European. There was a Vauxhall VX Lightning car built that was based off the Solstice (an american car). The Saturn Sky borrows its EXTERIOR design from the Vauxhall designed car. The rest of the car is pretty much the same as the Solstice.
Nope, the Kappa was born, bred and raised in the good ol' U.S. of A. :thumbs:
Just look at the gas filler neck - it's on the driver's side. If there were any European influence in the design or the platform upon which it is based or derived (but since it is new, it isn't a 'derived' platform), the car would have had the gas filler neck on the passenger (OUR passenger's) side (like the cavaliers, and malibus, and grand ams, and..... the list goes on).