cc, 4 cylinder
speed manual RWD
bhp @ 6600 rpm
kgs / 2866 lbs
The Pontiac Solstice was first shown as a concept at the 2002
North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The
concept was designed from the ground up in less than four months.
Built on GMs Kappa platform, the production model remained
true to the original Solstice concept, including rear-wheel
drive, two-passenger seating and a reverse hinged clamshell
hood that opens to reveal a sophisticated double overhead cam
variable-valve four-cylinder engine.
The interior of the Pontiac Solstice is oriented around the
driver, with a clean design and intuitive controls. The
interior of the Solstice is surprisingly spacious, especially
for a smaller car, said Lori Queen, vehicle line executive
for GMs small cars. We wanted to create a comfortable
environment suitable for longer drives without sacrificing the
personal feeling of a drivers car.
Sadly the Solstice (which by no means was a class-leader - but
certainly showed promise) was one of the victims of GM's bancruptcy
and when the Pontiac brand was terminated, so too was the Solstice.