In the early 1990s the unwieldy conglomeration of car companies owned by GM built something very special. Picture a small 2,700 lb all wheel drive turbocharged coupe with a suspension tuned by Lotus, and a price tag of only $15,000. The engine was built and designed by a crack team of Japanese engineers, while the important fine tuning of the chassis was done by a company whose reputation was built on cars that handle well. This match made in heaven occurred when a team of engineers from the recently acquired Isuzu approached Lotus and offered to design them an engine if they would help chassis tune a car. This inter-company bartering resulted in the creation of the Isuzu Impulse RS the AWD sport compact we all forgot about.