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Pontiac Solstice
Pontiac
aka Saturn Sky
Opel GT
Production 2006 - 2009
Class Roadster
Body Style 2-door, 2-seat Roadster
2-door, 2-seat Targa Coupe
Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
Height Height - type here
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission transmission + drive
Engine 2.4 litre Ecotec Inline-4
2.0 litre turbocharged Ecotec Inline-4
Power 173 hp (129kW) @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm

260hp (194kW) @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Pontiac Solstice is a roadster automobile from the Pontiac division of General Motors. Introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, the Solstice began production in Wilmington, Delaware starting in mid-2005 for the 2006 model year. The exterior styling of the production Solstice is similar to that of the 2002 Solstice concept that preceded it. Pricing begins at US$19,995. Production of the Solstice was to be running before Summer 2005, but delays at the Wilmington plant pushed volume production to the fourth quarter.

The Solstice uses the GM Kappa platform, which also underpins the Saturn Sky and Opel GT. Pontiac may eventually build a fixed-roof coupe version, which would allow the Solstice to be eligible for certain racing events not open to convertibles.

The Solstice was nominated for the North American Car of the Year award and Design of the Year award from the AJAC for 2006. It has been a runaway hit for Pontiac, with 7,000 orders in the first 10 days of availability and 6,000 more orders before winter. Although first-year production was planned at 7,000, GM apologized to customers for delays and increased production, delivering 10,000 by March 1. The base price was adjusted upwards to $20,490 in mid-December, but many buyers report paying $5,000 or more over sticker to get a Solstice.

Recent Changes[edit | edit source]

  • For 2009, Pontiac has unveiled a Hardtop Targa Coupe variant of the Solstice. Motivation remains unchanged as what is powering it's droptop sister.[1]

Styles and Major Options[edit | edit source]

GXP[edit | edit source]

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The Pontiac Solstice GXP was introduced at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The GXP version of the Solstice debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006. It is to be powered by a new 2.0 L turbocharged Ecotec engine with 260 hp (193 kW) and 260 ft·lbf (353 N·m). The turbocharger is of the dual-scroll kind. This is the highest specific output of any engine in the history of General Motors at 2.1 hp (1.6 kW) per cubic inch, and it is the first gasoline direct injection engine from an American auto maker.

Unlike the standard Solstice, the GXP is available in yellow. Other GXP features include standard Stabilitrak traction control, a limited-slip differential, and anti-lock brakes. Summer tires on 18 in wheels will be standard.

EDAG Hardtop[edit | edit source]

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Performance[edit | edit source]

ACCELERATION: Seconds Zero to

  • 30 mph: 2.3
  • 40 mph: 3.7
  • 50 mph: 5.3
  • 60 mph: 7.2
  • 70 mph: 10.1
  • 80 mph: 13.1
  • 90 mph: 16.8
  • 100 mph: 22.2
  • 110 mph: 31.6

BRAKING

  • 70-0 mph @ impending lockup: 165 ft

HANDLING

  • Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.88 g
  • Understeer: minimal moderate excessive

FUEL ECONOMY

  • EPA city driving: 20 mpg
  • EPA highway driving: 28 mpg
  • Independantly observed: 16 mpg (Car and Driver review)

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Design quirks and oddities[edit | edit source]

  • The Pontiac Solstice was featured in a challenge on the third season of The Apprentice television program. Winner Kendra Todd also won a Solstice as part of her victory.
  • The Solstice was featured in L.A. Rush.
  • The Solstice Coupe concept car was featured in Gran Turismo 4.
  • The Solstice shares major components with nearly every GM division:

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