The SCX’s 1.9-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine was modified by Saturn Motorsports of San Diego to yield an estimated 300 hp, more than double the engines normal output in the Saturn SC2. Along with its hot engine, the SCX boasts a high level of handling and sporty appearance cues that reflect the car’s performance capabilities.
The SCXs engine features custom-made JE Pistons, JG Engine Dynamics turbo head, JC Sports big bore throttle body and Crower rods. Jet-Hot high-temp metallic ceramic coating reduces the extreme temperature within the header and turbo housing. A hood-mounted dual air induction system helps with additional engine cooling and adds to the overall appearance of the vehicle.
The SCXs handling has been enhanced with front and rear adjustable coil-over-shock suspension and sway bars from The Progress Group. To help control the car’s power, it has been outfitted with Stainless Steel Brakes 13-inch rotors and four piston calipers up front, and 12-inch rotors in the rear with two piston calipers. The SCX also features a rear spoiler with a dual-wing look.