Solstice Gets Performance Accessories
March 26, 2005
Production for the all-new 2006 Pontiac Solstice roadster is geared up to launch in mid-June of 2005. Because product “czar” Bob Lutz wanted the Solstice to be a basic roadster priced below $20,000; the Kappa-based roadster does not have all of the ‘goodies’ that one would think the car should have. However the Solstice has plenty of dealer-installed accessories to make the car more personal.
An array of accessories will be offered through GM Accessories once the Solstice lands in dealerships this Summer. Possibly the most exciting accessory is a Cat-back exhaust system. The exhaust will reduce backpressure for performance and allow for a more aggressive exhaust note. Another exciting accessory is an Adjustable Race Suspension that will enhance the Solstice’s handling. The package includes an uplift kit, springs, bushings and adjustable struts.
Other accessories include; Luggage Rack that attaches to the rear deck lid and 18” chrome wheels, which will become available in late 2005.
Also note that in 2007 the Solstice will get a GT performance model that will be powered by a Turbocharged 2.0L ECOTEC engine. It is said that the GT model will have a revised front fascia.