The already notorious Pontiac Solstice is about to be cloned with a more elegant skin as the Saturn Sky for the US and Opel GT for the European market. The new comers will use the same “Kappa” production platform as the Pontiac, but will be distinctive in terms of design.
The editors at NADAguides, a leading vehicle information website, today announced their favorite ’Fun in the Sun Vehicles’ of 2006 — rides sure to thrill on the open highway or in the open water. The selections were hand-picked by the editorial experts at NADAguides in seven separate categories. NADAguides Favorite ’Fun in the Sun’ New Car 2006 Pontiac Solstice GXP Convertible, MSRP: $25,995 "This year it’s all about having fun," said Mark Perleberg, lead auto expert at NADAguides, (...) More
At the height of the summer solstice, Pontiac today announced that the turbocharged 2007 Solstice GXP will carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $25,995, including a $600 destination charge. The 260-horsepower roadster arrives in Pontiac dealerships this fall. Powered by GM’s new direct injection, turbocharged 2.0-liter Ecotec engine, the Solstice GXP adds a 47 percent boost of power to augment the road-gripping performance and seductive styling already available in the base model (...) More
Recording the fastest lap for the third straight national race with a time of 1:03:930, Pontiac Solstice won its first Showroom Stock B (SSB) race of the young Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) season with a victory at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. on June 10. Debuting in SSB for 2006, the Solstice was race-prepared by Phoenix Performance and driven by 18-year-old amateur driver Andrew Aquilante. Aquilante narrowly missed setting the pole (1:04:099) during qualifying of the New (...) More
Based upon a new General Motors global architecture that will spawn several fun-to-drive small cars around the world in coming years, the gorgeous 2006 Pontiac Solstice roadster is not only intended to become an icon for GM’s performance division but also is gunning for the best-selling roadster on the globe.
Following up its third place debut at New Hampshire International Speedway on May 6, Pontiac Solstice set a new track record for the fastest lap in Showroom Stock B (SSB) with a time of 1:18.811 and took fourth in its second race of the season on May 28 at Nelson Ledges Road Course in Garrettsville, Ohio. Newly classed by the Sport Car Club of America (SCCA) in SSB for 2006, the Solstice was race-prepared by Phoenix Performance and driven by 18-year-old amateur driver Andrew Aquilante. (...) More
General Motors Corp. is considering increasing production of its new Solstice convertible, but still does not expect to satisfy current demand for the hot-selling vehicle. "There has been very strong initial demand for the Solstice, but we want to be very careful not to chase the market." Demand for the Solstice drove Pontiac showroom traffic up 20 percent in the first quarter, Hopson said. GM expects the increased interest to rub off on the slightly larger and more expensive (...) More
Pontiac Solstice made a podium debut this past weekend in its first ever Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) race, finishing third in the Showroom Stock B (SSB) class during the New England Region May National at New Hampshire International Speedway on May 6. Newly classed by SCCA in SSB for 2006, the Solstice was race-prepared by Phoenix Performance and driven by 18-year-old amateur driving sensation Andrew Aquilante. Aquilante finished only 1.3 seconds out of first behind two Mazda (...) More
Pontiac Solstice will make its much anticipated debut in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Road Racing this Saturday, May 6 at New Hampshire International Speedway in the New England Region May National event. Newly classed by SCCA in Showroom Stock B (SSB) for 2006, a Pontiac Solstice prepared by Phoenix Performance will be driven by 18-year-old amateur phenom Andrew Aquilante. "Anticipation for this weekend has been building within GM Performance Division since the (...) More
Building on the success of the GTO drifting program, Pontiac today unveiled their next generation drift vehicle based on the upcoming turbocharged Solstice GXP. The new Red Bull Solstice GXP Drift, which will once again be piloted by 2005 Formula Drift champion Rhys Millen, will make its official Formula D drifting debut on June 10 at Solider Field in Chicago. The stylish design and power of the Red Bull Solstice GXP Drift car along with the talent and expertise of Millen will be a (...) More