2005 LJ Garcia Ion Red Line
Ask tuners who started the wide body craze and invariably, the answer is LJ Garcia. Known as ‘The Godfather,’ Garcia has been building highly regarded tuner cars for more than 15 years, with his creations gracing many magazine covers. The Wide Body Saturn Ion Red Line introduced at the 2005 SEMA event is the first domestic vehicle Garcia has customized.
Garcia’s Ion Red Line design incorporates his signature wide body appearance and bright yellow paint scheme. Other styling elements include carbon fiber APR exterior mirrors and rear wing, as well as an aluminum grille.
The yellow paint by BASF is also used inside the vehicle, accented by tan suede elements and AC Autotechnic racing gauges. That’s just a start, because the Wide Body Saturn Ion Red Line also features a full complement of audio and entertainment equipment, including Audiobahn 10-inch subwoofers, component sets, amplifiers, monitors and Tsunami products.
Power for the Wide Body Ion Red Line comes from the stock 2.0L supercharged and intercooled Ecotec engine that generates 205 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque. To enhance the vehicle’s impressive performance, Garcia added a power intake system, damper kit, racing catch tanks, headers and oil block adapter.
To finish off the look of the Ion Red Line and further enhance the ride, Garcia added a CVN Motorsports custom air-ride suspension, DP Racing LJ01 custom 19 x 9-inch wheels and Falken GRB FK-451 tires.
* LJ Series Aerogear 12-piece wide body kit * Carbon fiber APR exterior mirrors * Carbon fiber rear APR wing * LJ Garcia aluminum front grille * Custom BASF bright yellow exterior and interior paint * Paint and bodywork designed by LJ Garcia * Custom audio system by Kustom Rydes * Racing gauges by AC Autotechnic * Tan suede interior accents by LJ Garcia * 2.0L supercharged and intercooled Ecotec engine * 5-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter * Weapon-R power intake system * Weapon-R engine damper kit * Weapon-R racing catch tanks * Weapon-R headers * AC Autotechnic oil block adapter * CVN Motorsports custom air-ride suspension * DP Racing LJ01 custom 19 x 9-inch wheels * Falken GRB FK-451 tires
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|body / frame||Unit Steel w/ LJ Series Aerogear 12-piece wide body kit|
|wheel type||DP Racing LJ01|
|front tires||Falken GRB FK-451|
|rear tires||Falken GRB FK-451|
|f brake size||mm / in|
|r brake size||mm / in|
|front wheels||F 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in|
|rear wheels||R 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in|