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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

  • 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

GXP

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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.[7] It is powered by a new 2.0 Liter (121.9 cu in) I4 Ecotec engine equipped with a dual-scroll turbocharger. The engine's output is 260 hp (194 kW) and 260 lb⋅ft (353 N⋅m). This is the highest specific output of any engine by cubic inches 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 automaker. According to pontiac.com, the GXP accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in under 5.5 seconds.

Other GXP features include standard Stabilitrak traction control, a limited-slip differential, and anti-lock brakes. Summer tires on 18-inch wheels are standard. An available dealer installed option was a modified computer tune and two new sensors that resulted in an increased output to 290 bhp (216 kW; 294 PS) and 340 lb⋅ft (461 N⋅m), further enhancing the performance of the GXP model.

EDAG Hardtop

File:EDAG Pontiac Solstice Hardtop.jpg

A targa coupe version of the Solstice was unveiled at the 2008 New York Auto Show. Engine choices are the same as the convertible versions. The roof can be removed, but the hard roof cannot be fitted into the trunk. An optional cloth top is available, which can be fitted into the trunk.

The car went on sale in early 2009. The Pontiac Solstice Coupes are considered to be quite rare: There were a total of 1,266 Solstice Coupes that were able to be manufactured before the production line in Wilmington, Delaware was shut down: 102 pre-production 2009 models, 1,152 sequentially vin'd regular production 2009 models, and 12 pre-production 2010 models. This is in contrast to over 64,000 of the Pontiac Solstice Convertibles that were manufactured.

Summary of all 1,266 Pontiac Solstice Coupes Built:

  • 1 Unit - “Santiago” Teal Metallic (Specific to Canadian Market - Color new for 2010)
  • 26 Units - “Fresh” Hydro Blue - Paint Code 22U (USA 25 inc. 1 Heritage Ed. /CAN 1/MEX 0) 2%
  • 37 Units - “Mean” Yellow - Paint Code 34U (USA 29/CAN 4/MEX 4) 3%
  • 39 Units - “Deep” Blue - Paint Code 48U (USA 35/CAN 1/MEX 3) 3%
  • 58 Units - “Brazen” Orange Metallic - Paint Code 28U (USA 35/CAN 8/MEX 15) 4%
  • 58 Units - “Sly” Steel Gray - Paint Code 75U (USA 50/CAN 8/MEX 0) 4%
  • 77 Units - “Pure” White - Paint Code 50U (USA 63 inc. 1 Heritage Ed. /CAN 2/MEX 12) 6%
  • 148 Units - “Aggressive” Red - Paint Code 74U (USA 126/CAN 8/MEX 14) 12%
  • 213 Units - “Cool” Silver - Paint Code 67U (USA 154/CAN 16/MEX 43) 17%
  • 221 Units - “Wicked” Ruby Red Metallic - Paint Code 79U (USA 195/CAN 10/MEX 16) 18%
  • 388 Units - “Mysterious” Black - Paint Code 41U (USA 345/CAN 28/MEX 15) 31%


Pricing

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MODEL Trims
Base GXP Street Edition Heritage Edition
MSRP
$24,275 (convertible)

$26,225 (targa)

$29,485 (convertible) $29,410 (convertible) $Price4
Invoice
$Price1 $Price2 $Price3 $Price4

Gas Mileage

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Engine and Transmission

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Performance

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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GXP

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2010 production

Starting in April 2009 the Wilmington, DE. plant was business as usual and pre-production builds began for the 2010 model year. Between April 21, 2009 and May 28, 2009 thirty 2010 model year VIN-coded cars were built on the Kappa platform. Of those, were 12 Pontiac Solstice Coupes and 8 Pontiac Solstice roadsters. Of the other remaining, 8 were Saturn SKYs and 2 were Opel GTs. They were then used as GM company vehicles to be evaluated and also as special event display vehicles. These vehicles were built to the 2010 model year specs with 2010 model year changes and had legal 2010 VIN numbers. Following the end of use term within the GM fleet, the vehicles were sent to auction. After these 30 2010 models, more 2009-spec Solstices were produced and were the last ones made at the plant.

2010 changes

Deletions

-(QFX) P245/45R18 all-season, blackwall tires -Exterior color (22U) Fresh (Hydro Blue Metallic) -Exterior color (28U) Brazen (Inferno Orange Metallic) -Exterior color (38U) Envious (Emerald Green Metallic) -Exterior color (48U) Deep (Blue) -Exterior color (75U) Sly (Dark Steel Gray Metallic)

New features

-Exterior color (GHF) Hypnotic (Ocean Blue Metallic)( premium paint) -Exterior color (GGW) Sly (Storm Gray Metallic) -(QKR) P245/45R18-96V performance, all-season radial tires (standard on 2MB67 Convertible and 2MB07 Coupe) -(BAY), (B4N), (BAZ) and (BIG) Heritage Editions -(BTV) Remote vehicle start (Included and only available with (MX0) 5-speed automatic transmission) -(20T) Blue Top (Included and only available with Heritage Edition Convertibles )

Changes

-(AU0) Remote Keyless Entry, with 2 transmitters, panic button and content theft alarm, RPO Code has changed to "(ATG)"

Heritage Edition

Heritage Edition, includes Blue or White Rally Stripe, Blue accent stitching on seats, steering wheel and shift knob (manual transmission only), (Q9Y) 18-inch polished aluminum split-spoke wheels, interior trim (192) Ebony leather seating surfaces and (20T) Blue cloth convertible top (Convertible). Only available with exterior colors (50U) Pure (Summit White) with Blue Rally Stripe or (GHF) Hypnotic (Ocean Blue Metallic) with White Rally Stripe.

2010 Solstices produced

  • Solstice GXP Coupe, Kinetic Blue (Hypnotic) Black Leather LNF Manual Polished Air Heritage Ed.
  • Solstice GXP Coupe, White (Pure) Black Leather LNF Auto Polished Air Heritage Ed.
  • Solstice GXP Coupe, Red (Aggressive) Black Cloth LNF Auto Polished Air
  • Solstice GXP Coupe, Dk Labyrinth Met (Sly) Black Leather LNF Manual Polished Air
  • Solstice GXP Coupe, Dk Labyrinth Met (Sly) Red Leather LNF Auto Chrome Air
  • Solstice GXP Coupe, Merlot Jewel (Wicked) Met Black Leather LNF Auto Chrome NO Air
  • Solstice Coupe, Kinetic Blue (Hypnotic) Lt. Cashmere Leather LE5 Manual Polished Air
  • Solstice Coupe, Red (Aggressive) Lt. Cashmere Leather LE5 Manual Polished Air
  • Solstice GXP Coupe, Santiago Teal Met Black Leather LNF Auto Polished NO Air (Canadian Spec)
  • Solstice GXP Coupe, Kinetic Blue (Hypnotic) Black Leather LNF Manual Chrome Air
  • Solstice Coupe, Dk Labyrinth Met (Sly) Black Cloth LE5 Manual Polished Air
  • Solstice GXP Coupe, Merlot Jewel Met (Wicked) Black Leather LNF Manual Polished Air
  • Solstice, Pure White Black Leather Black LE5 Auto Polished Air Heritage Ed.
  • Solstice GXP, Kinetic Blue Black Leather Black LNF Manual Polished Air Heritage Ed.
  • Solstice GXP, Mysterious Black Black Leather Black LNF Manual Polished Air
  • Solstice GXP, Dk Labyrinth Met Black Leather Black LNF Auto Chrome Air
  • Solstice GXP, Kinetic Blue Black Leather Black LNF Manual Chrome Air
  • Solstice, Dk Labyrinth Met Lt. Cashmere Leather Tan LE5 Auto Polished Air
  • Solstice, Dk Labyrinth Met Black Leather Black LE5 Auto Polished Air
  • Solstice GXP, Kinetic Blue Black Leather Black LNF Manual Chrome Air

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Design quirks and oddities

  • 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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