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Old 05-02-2008
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Thumbs up SKYVu Roof Announced by Saleen's Sister Company ASC



New York, NY (March 20, 2008) - ASC, America's Tier 1 automotive supplier of design and open air / body systems integrations and Saleen, America's premiere automotive enthusiast brand have come together to deliver a new market-leading innovation wrapped in industry-leading style and performance. ASC's "SKYVu" Scenic Roof System, featured on the S281SC, is a natural evolution to Saleen's market leading Scenic Roof, captivating the hearts and minds of coupe owners.

"The marriage of ASC and Saleen represents the perfect combination of performance and new product innovation," stated Steve Laurain, General Manager of ASC. Marques McCammon, General Manager of Saleen Automotive replied, "ASC has been leading the market with engineered body system integrations for over 40 years and they have the largest independent automotive design organization in the U.S. I can't think of a better partner for Saleen."

SKYVu Scenic Roof system
The all new "SKYVu" scenic roof system is the ultimate hybrid of a scenic roof and a sunroof with the open air feeling of a convertible. This power roof system replaces the entire roof of the Saleen S281SC with glass allowing the consumer to experience a sun drenched cabin than can only be found in a Scenic Roof equipped Saleen coupe. Then, at the push of a button, the glass paneled roof lifts open and slides over the vehicle backlight to reveal a roof that is completely open to the SKY.

"In the SKYVu, we have achieved a convertible experience without the weight penalty, and without the compromise of the coupe roofline that usually comes with the convertible," said Chris Theodore, Chief Technical Officer of Saleen and ASC. "The result is a safer, faster, open air vehicle experience." SKYVu leaves the roof rails of the vehicle intact, allowing the vehicle to maintain core coupe structure that leads to chassis rigidity critical to ride and handling performance and does not compromise structural integrity of the vehicle in roll-over scenarios. It is a system based on proven and robust technologies that ASC executives say can be integrated into nearly any production coupe application.

ABOUT ASC
ASC's award-winning programs include vehicle development and sub-assembly of the Chevrolet SSR (winner of a "Gold" award in the 2004 Industrial Design Excellence Awards, or IDEA, competition sponsored by Business Week magazine); convertible systems for the Toyota Solara, Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder and the Jeep Liberty; and numerous appearance programs and body packages for such products as the Dodge SRT-4, Dodge Viper SRT-10 and Pontiac Grand Am SC/T. ASC was founded in 1965 and headquartered in Warren, Mich.
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Nice

I want one
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Old 06-20-2008
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07-506 3V with scenic roof!

Anyone know how to get info on the conversion?

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Neil
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Seen the one they had up at the Troy plant. I would guess give SALEEN up there a call Thats wear they are making them( the SKYVu )
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Ok thanks!
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Unhappy No conversion

Talked to aftermarket guy at Troy and he said this will most likely be a production feature with no upgrade to current owner's. Maybe later demand for it will help but not anytime soon.

I'll keep looking!

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Old 06-23-2008
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Man, that's nice! I wish it were available when I purchased mine.
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