I think the front end is writing checks the engine can't cash. Its basically a Miata fighter, or clone of the Pontiac Solstice, and intended to cash in on the somewhat high price niche the Miata lives in without a lot of current competition.
I also don't care for the way that red interior is extended to the dashboard and steering wheel; just too much red for me. It would be nice to see another 2-seater like the Miata, but at a more realistic domestic price starting around $15K instead of $25K, where I think it will be too expensive for the intended audience.
A lot of folks would buy a moderately powered, perceived as safe, 2-seater for their high school or college kids in the well-under $20K price range, but at $25K, they are pushing the price of a C230 Kompressor Sport Coupe, which I would choose over any Saturn or Pontiac, for safety, insurance cost, value retention, and "panache".