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Just caught this today on my yahoo new alerts.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/4/prwebxml233612.php

General Motors Awards Saturn Ion Redline Project to Gravana – Saturn Ion Enthusiasts Will Have Dramatically Increased Product Selection



General Motors and Gravana Forge New Relationship with Saturn Brand to Help Grow Aftermarket for Ion

Valencia, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2005 -- Earlier this year, General Motors awarded the first Saturn Ion Redline to Gravana in an effort to increase awareness of the Ion’s potential as a Tuner Car. Gravana is currently leading the industry in New Product Development for the Ion’s cousin, the Chevrolet Cobalt. With some cross-over between Ion and Cobalt products, Gravana already has the jump on its competitors. Gravana and Saturn will debut the 2005 Saturn Ion Redline project car later this year at the 2005 Las Vegas SEMA Show.

“We have had our sights on the Saturn Ion for quite some time, as many Ion owners tell us they feel neglected by the aftermarket. Our goal is to expand the selection of performance products and accessories to a level that will position the Saturn Ion as a true player in the Tuner market. To get started, Saturn has provided us with the new Supercharged Ion Redline, which includes Saturn’s ‘not-yet-available’ Competition Package. This platform will help us to build a unique vehicle that will drive incremental traffic to Saturn dealers,” said Jim Lupold, President of Gravana. “We are truly grateful for another tremendous opportunity from General Motors. We look forward to working closely with Saturn to better understand what their needs are at the dealership level, as well as managing the needs of the owners subsequent to their vehicle purchase.”

Gravana’s product line-up for the Ion Redline Supercharged Coupe includes, but is not limited to, a 50-state legal Air Intake System, Header, Exhaust, Turbo Sport & Evo Style Hoods, multiple Body Kit designs, Coil-Over Suspension, Strut Bars, Carbon Fiber Door Sills and Engine Covers, and a variety of additional upgrades that compliment the car. Gravana has forged marketing partnerships with companies such as Recaro, Boston Acoustics, Motegi, H&R and Goodyear on past projects, and will most-likely continue with this successful formula on the Ion Redline project. However, companies interested in a marketing partnership on the Saturn Ion Redline, or any other Gravana project vehicle, should contact Gravana using the contact information below.

About Gravana
Gravana manufactures and sells aftermarket performance products and accessories for GM vehicles. Gravana strives to be the ultimate source for performance products and accessories for most late-model GM vehicles. While the idea started in 1998, Gravana, Inc. was founded in 2003 after several years of research and planning. Company founder Jim Lupold started his career working in the family automotive business at age 13, building his first GM vehicle – a Pontiac Trans-Am – at an early age. After college and a successful career in motorsports, he cut his professional teeth with aftermarket companies Neuspeed, RK Sport, CarParts.com and Performance Products. Gravana plans to build four (4) project vehicles for 2005, including the Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Coupe and two additional future GM models.

For more information, please visit the Gravana website at www.gravanatuning.com, or contact us at the numbers below.

Contact:
Gravana, Inc.
(661) 251-8881
 

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good looking on that but i have been talking to gravana for months now :p nice article !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cant wait for the TURBO HOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Thats awesome! Im going to start working more overtime right now!
 

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Sorry if this is old news. The PR release date was today, so if it was rumored it's confirmed now.
 

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new to me man.. thats good stuff :p
 

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I hope it explods soon I need parts now. a Stage 3 kit would be nice.
 

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I think its BS the way the aftermarket has neglected the RL. There is so much potential in those engines, just like any forced induction engine.
 

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Finally. Now Saturn just needs to get the Competition Package cars out. It's pathetic since the Cobalt SS with the Competition Package is already available, stupid GM.
 

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matt said:
Finally. Now Saturn just needs to get the Competition Package cars out. It's pathetic since the Cobalt SS with the Competition Package is already available, stupid GM.
Get a Cobalt SS/SC instead. :D
 

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Get a Cobalt SS/SC instead. :D
I've kind of thought about it. I've sat in one and it was quite nice, and I like somethings on it better than the Red Line such as the dash layout and the pillar mounted boost gauge. I don't care for the fact that the SS has no temperatue gauge, plus I like the looks of the Red Line a little more. That Arrival Blue does look nice with the black and blue leather too. The SS seems like a nice car, but I don't think I could own a Chevy again (no offence Cobalt guys). I knw they are both basically the same car, I've just had poor experiences with Chevys in the past.
 

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maybe GM is purposely holding the release of the comp. pkg RL so the SS with the comp. pkg gets some sales from guys who have been waiting for the RL. who knows???
 

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I think its BS the way the aftermarket has neglected the RL. There is so much potential in those engines, just like any forced induction engine.
No big suprise there. Just look at the ad campaigns. How many RL commercials have you seen on TV? I think I've seen one two times since the RL was released.

You could hardly turn on your TV without seeing a Cobalt commercial 6 months BEFORE they were released.

We already knew that our aftermarket would be almost completely dependent upon the release of the Coblat SS's.
 

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The competition package SS is already out? That sucks!! My '05 order - now '06 comp. package redline order was delayed (until supposedly early june), and they're making com. package SS's? That is possibly the stupidest thing i've ever heard!
 

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The competition package SS is already out? That sucks!! My '05 order - now '06 comp. package redline order was delayed (until supposedly early june), and they're making com. package SS's? That is possibly the stupidest thing i've ever heard!

Actually I just stopped into one of the biggest Chevy dealerships in CO, and they said that the Colbolt SS/SC won't even start production untill mid to late June. Considering that GM starts selling thier '06s in October of '05, i am really wondering what the "comp" package is and who has one??
 

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I'm assuming the SS/SC is just SS super charged? meaning the regular SS? If so, it's most definitely already out. There's a couple around, but not many. I didn't even know they were getting a comp. package like the redline, so that's why i was so confused. Maybe someone else can shed some light on the situation.
 

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They are out... there's at least one member here that owns one.. he's new... ArrivalBlueSS? something like that....
 

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Actually I just stopped into one of the biggest Chevy dealerships in CO, and they said that the Colbolt SS/SC won't even start production untill mid to late June. Considering that GM starts selling thier '06s in October of '05, i am really wondering what the "comp" package is and who has one??
The Cobalt SS is out, but very limited. The majority of people who have them are the ones who pre-ordered. Look on eBay you'll see a few, and they all have around a $4000 markup. One there is going for $28,000. :eek:

The SS Competition Package is out, it's also called the G85 performance package. Some guy on srtforums says he has one here http://www.srtforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135393 . It has the same stuff as the Red Line with the addition of the Recaros with the SS logo to replace the leather seats.

Here's a shot of the seats.

 

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Those seat colors suck! Saturn has hardly every had a big TV ads the run alot.
 
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