I love this- the car, the specs, even the color scheme. I love that it's quick *and* efficient. I love that it has a hatch with some usable trunk space.
Actually, I would like to see some pricing, options, sales info. This car seemed to disappear after a very nice reception at NYC2008. Why hasn't it enjoyed more press coverage?
Is this car really going to be available for 2009? I see lots of Camaro roll-out promotion, but how many people outside of enthusiast circles even know that there is a Solstice coupe on the way?
Current: 2017 Chevy SS 6M
Past: 2009.5 Pontiac G8 GT
2002 Chevy S-10 LS
1999 Honda Prelude Type Sh
1997 BMW M3 Coupe
1992 Camaro Z28
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
1986 Mazda RX-7
1980 Camaro Z28
I've seen a Solstice with a AC Cobra style front facia on it, and it really does look just like a Cobra. I'd never thought of it until I saw the picture of it on Solstice forum.
The one BIG complaint I hear about the Solstice (and I agree) is about the nose piece. Looks like crap. The rest of the Solstice is pure artwork.
I thought the story was that the Kappa platform wouldn't have a predecessor. That doesn't mean the Solstice/Sky would be canned. It may just mean that they're moving to a shortened Alpha platform to reduce costs.
Pontiac brings a specially outfitted Solstice GXP coupe to SEMA. It is equipped with GM Performance Parts’ Stage 2 performance kit and performance air intake kit, which boost horsepower to about 290 (216 kW).
All of us in the Solstice/Sky/Cobalt SS/HHR SS community have been waiting for a year for the Stage 2 kit. It is supposed to be a reflash of the ECM, and two sensors for a little under $1,000 that gives you 290hp and you get to keep your factory warranty. Rumors are that the automatics get 290hp, and 5 speed manuals get 315hp with this upgrade. We have even had the part numbers and found the California CARB info for this, but have been waiting for GM to just release it. Hopefully, this is finally it!
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And for all intents and purposes the Lacrosse being on Ep 2 and being sold in b/p/g dealers most likely isn't a great sign for a G6 redesign in the near future.
Honestly at this point I think GM is waiting to see if the Lacrosse sells as well relatively as the Enclave has, if it really takes off I think you'll probably see Pontiacs phased out in general and BPG being turned into more of a semi-upscale cars (buick) and semi-upscale truck (GMC) dealership.
the white/blue on this car is perfect for it. THIS makes me interested in a Solstice, where before as a ragtop I wouldn't even have looked at one.
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