Since General Motors of Canada unveiled the Top Tuner Solstice at the 2006 Sport Compact Performance Show in Montreal last October, the vehicle has caused shockwaves throughout the tuner scene. Both in Canada and in the United States, the Top Tuner Solstice has been received with overwhelming enthusiasm by tuners and performance enthusiasts. The Top Tuner Solstice returned to Montreal, as a feature in the GM of Canada display at the 2007 Montreal International Auto Show. Building on its (...) More
As we reported last week, Pontiac will add a new model to its line-up. Called the G8, it will be based on the Holden Commodore VE SS and will come to replae the Pontiac Grand Prix . It will debut in February at the Chicago Auto Show. According to Automotive News, the G8 will arrive in 2008 with front-end styling drawn from the Pontiac Solstice . The new car likely would have unique sheet metal from the A-pillar forward. The G8 comes from the same global Zeta development program as the (...) More
At Detroit Auto Show, Edag presented the Pontiac Solstice police car. Although the car is not ment for street, it has drawn lots of attention from the Detroit police. Edag intented to create one-off, fun vehicle done up for the Detroit show to demonstrate the company’s removable hardtop, which hits the streets in mid-February with a $2499 price tag. A removable hard top for the Saturn Sky follows in April, priced at (...)
Have you believed that for a car that has a great top speed you have to pay millions of dollars? Well no, you are wrong! You can buy a car with a very good top speed and pay between $25000 and $30000. Ties were settled first by quarter-mile time, then by which was quicker to the highest speed both cars achieved (usually 120 or 130 mph), in that order. Most cars at this price point offer basic luxury or at least decent amenities and looks in addition to speed, as buck-banger boy-racer (...) More
Back in 2002, General Motors presented in concept form the Solstice, in both coupe and roadster. And as you know only the roadster is available on the market. According to GM design czar Bob Lutz, if will be made, the Coupe version of the Solstice will " look exactly like the Pontiac Solstice Coupe Concept Car. It was always our intention to kind of do that… we just had to manage the investment on the Solstice the first time around. Adding a coupe bodystyle would be a very logical (...) More
At Detroit Auto Show 2006 and 2006 Geneva Auto, EDAG has presented the hardtop Solstice, what will now be available from January 2007. "The outer shell and inner structure are constructed using a process named RTM (Resin Transfer Molding). The end result is a fiberglass mat reinforced resin part that is molded with a dark grey sandable primer gel coat. Since this is an injection molding process, the surface quality on both sides of the part is very good, especially compared to a (...) More
It seems that for Genereal Motors a perfect car is never perfect. After launching the company has engaged the two models in a program of continuous improvement which has already seen a reinforcing brace added between the transmission and differential, a more suitable third gear ratio and more effective sealing of the roof against wind noise. Now the company has gone further, installing a power door lock button in the cockpit and a power seat height adjuster. "What early customer feedback (...) More
Sleek and seductive in its original form, Pontiac Solstice GXP-R ratchets up the head-turning quotient – as well as performance – a number of notches. The turbocharged Ecotec engine in this SEMA-only vehicle delivers an amazing 300 horsepower and 315 lb.-ft. of torque at a low 3250 rpm. Bringing this much power to safe, controllable stops are the upgraded calipers and rotors included in the SSBC Performance Brake Package.
Winning in the showrooms and on the racetrack, the Pontiac Solstice is fresh off its first-ever Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Showroom Stock B National Championship, and this fully race-prepared Solstice Club Sport is a shining example of how weekend racers should equip their own Solstice for success in SCCA. All SCCA Club Racing Solstices are equipped with the Z0K Club Sport regular production order option, and this Solstice is no different.
The Solstice is a true sport car with a near 50/50 weight distribution for balanced handling and feel. The model features rear-wheel drive, four-wheel independent SLA suspensions and 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Drivers have a choice between a standard Aisin five-speed close-ratio manual transmission and an optional five-speed automatic.