About Pontiac Solstice
The Pontiac Solstice is Pontiac's sports car. It looks similar to the 2002 Pontiac Solstice concept car that preceded it. Production of the Pontiac Solstice was scheduled to begin in the summer of 2005, but due to delays at the Wilmington plant, production was delayed until the fourth quarter. In mid-2008, a new 2009 model with a hardtop and Targa body was announced. It was the brand's first two-seat model since1988. In 2008, the division was closed due to the economic downturn. Production ceased with the closure of the Wilmington assembly plant in July 2009.
The Targa Coupe version of the model was shown at the 2008 New York Auto Show. The engine choice was the same as the convertible version. The roof can be removed, but the hardtop cannot be stored in the trunk. Alternatively, a canvas roof can be mounted in the trunk. The Pontiac Solstice special features a removable roof inspired by the Dodge Viper Roadster, aggressive bodywork, and a large spoiler. It has 325 horsepower, 18-inch wheels, a T-2 wedge suspension, and larger disc brakes. The car was unveiled at the 2005 SEMA show. The car was featured as Jazz in the 2007 Transformers movie. The SD-290 competition concept is a single-seat GXP with a 290 horsepower engine. Weight was reduced by installing only the driver-facing windshield and removing the door glass.
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The Solstice GXP Coupe concept is based on the GXP Coupe. It features a GM Performance Parts Stage 2 kit and an air intake kit that increases engine output to about 290 horsepower. The car also features a GM Performance Parts cat-back exhaust system, racing suspension, and polished wheels. The first version of the Concept Coupe had a metallic orange paint job. The main disadvantage is the long tooth spacing in the five-speed manual transmission. The GXP turbo is much nicer to drive. Steering is relatively smooth, and handling is acceptable, but wind noise is noticeable even at low speeds. Anti-lock brakes are available as an option. The interior and furnishings are inferior to most competitors. Cargo space and interior space are virtually non-existent. The Pontiac Solstice was discontinued in 2009.
The Solstice was a true standout for the brand with its great styling and affordable turbocharged power. For a short time, it was also available as a coupe with a Targa roof. The Pontiac Solstice was introduced as a concept car at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. After rave reviews and public interest, the brand decided to increase the production of the model. When the Solstice went into production for the 2006 model year, the concept's design was largely retained - the large alloy wheels, flowing lines, and sleek retro-inspired front end gave the car its distinctive look.