The Saturn Y roadster is a creation of Filip Bosevski,
a Macedonian design student at the College for Creative
Studies in Detroit, Michigan.
The Saturn Y roadster is a GM sponsored project which
asked for new and creative uses of their E-Flex hybrid
platform. The E-Flex system is a drivetrain which comprises
of an electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries.
The batteries can be charged in a variety of ways including,
direct charging though a mains electrical socket, a small
onboard engine (petrol, diesel or hydrogen fuel cell)
connected to a generator tops the batteries up for long
journeys, and regenerative braking helps improve range.
The E-Flex components are asymmetrically distributed throughout
the Saturn Y concept allowing for a unique layout and
The Saturn Y is a three seater with the power train located
to the right of the single rear seat. The battery pack
is positioned near the front of the vehicle under the
Bosevski chose the Saturn brand for his concept, inspired
by their latest models like the attractive Saturn
Sky. With its radical styling and unconventional layout
the Saturn Y roadster is designed specifically for younger
buyers in the US market.
The cars bold exterior graphics were influenced by graffiti,
and are designed to inject a fresh, unique and rebellious
feel into the car.
The styling of the Saturn Y roadster is striking and futuristic.
The lack of any wind protection, and the solitary drivers
seat to the right of the car adds to the sense of performance
and youth orientated design.
Similar and related vehicles:
Saturn Curve concept