The Sky comes in two trims: the base trim with a I4 engine making 177 horsepower (not a bad number), and the Sky Redline with a turbocharged engine making a very robust 260 horsepower. In a car this small, that's a whole lotta horses under the hood.
Transmission options on the Sky are a 5 speed manual or a 5 speed automatic, but who could buy a sporty roadster like this and ruin it with an automatic transmission?
Perhaps the greatest feature of the Sky is its retail price. The base model sells for about $25,500, while the sporty and powerful Sky Redline sells for a little less than $30,000. Those are very competitive compared to other roadsters on the market, even those imported from Japan.
The Sky has not put up the great performance numbers of other cars using the Kappa platform, including the Solstice and the Mazda MX-5. It does zero to 60 in 7.3 seconds, and a quarter mile in 15.9 seconds. Let's hope Saturn does something to boost performance in a car that should be much quicker than it currently is.
The Sky is a little too new to be showing up in quantity on the used car market. Look for some dealers to dump extra stock on eBay, you might find some really good deals.