Earlier today, I read a posting, on this this site, where some misguided lad refered to Bob Lutz, as "Boob Lutz". He felt that the GM vice-president did not understand that people don't want boring cars. I'm not sure where he acquired such an inaccurate assessment of Mr. Lutz? I'd like to know if he is ready to eat those words, now?????
Solstice is phenomenal! Interior and exterior! It's platform mates ain't too shaby either!!!!
I've got to post again. I LOVE the interior and the color combination. They have dark on the bottom (especially the floor mats which gets all the dirt) and lighter on the top. The seats look great and supportive. I hope it's roomier than the Miata.
The steering wheel looks great too - look familiar though. This is the one the Corvette should get!
This is definitely from a different GM than we were used to 5 years ago, and that's a good thing. Good job GM!
“The GTO and Solstice complement each other by offering ‘book-end’ approaches to Pontiac’s performance offerings,” said Myers. “Like its V-8 powered stable mate, Solstice adds another dimension to a growing lineup of clean, uncompromising performance vehicles.”
I would have preffered anytime the bird instead of the monaro (errrr, sorry, the gto)...
I too think this car is dead on! However I would absolutely LOVE To see it with a supercharger option. I MEAN THE SATURN concept has a supercharged 2.2L Ecotec that makes 200 hp and 230 torque (correct the figures if I'm wrong) so why bother with the 2.4L ecotec making 170 hp and torque on the solstice when there is a better solution. I guess it could be an issue of price? Oh well, maybe it will come along but even without a charger, this is a SERIOUS car where at the right price, I think could do soem serious miata dethroning!
Drop dead gorgeous!!!! I want one really bad for my Sunday driver!!! This thing is sooo close to the concept... its awsome. Interior is great too, they did a great job in such a short time.(hopefully they dont have probs becuase it was rushed) Great pics of the space frame..kinda cool to see. Saturn uses space frames.. so will these cars get polyomer panels?
The car is PERFECT!! Now to the guy who keeps bashing Bob Lutz, okay lets get Ron Zarrella back and lets see just where GM would be. I can tell you right now, no GTO,no Solstice,and the G6 would probably look like an Aztek,CTS-V would have only a V6, the next Corvette would probably be a FWD with V6 power and the GM Performance Division wouldn't even exist. Sorry, I'll support Lutz all the way.
I fell in love with the concept Solstice at first sight. It was a car that not only revitalized my interest in Pontiac and GM, but in cars in general. It instantly became my dream car, and made Bob Lutz something of a personal hero.
I think I'm falling in love all over again.
While I'll miss some of the concept's nice touches (the information screen was a bloody neat idea), this is one of the nicest concept-to-production transitions I've ever seen. And its new stablemates, while not quite my cup of tea, are impressive pieces in and of themselves.