speed manual RWD
bhp @ 5300 rpm
kgs / 2930 lbs
The Pontiac Solstice Coupe is a natural development of the Solstice
Roadster. However, for drivers still wanting an open-air experience,
the coupe also features a removable roof panel, fully opening
the cockpit to the sky.
Solstice is the top-selling roadster in the U.S., and we believe
this new model has even broader appeal," said Jim Bunnell,
Buick-Pontiac-GMC general manager. "The coupe has all the
design cues and pleasing performance of the original roadster,
and is an all-season alternative for people who enjoy open-air
coupe model was inspired by the Solstice coupe concept shown
at the North American International Auto Show in 2002. True
to the concept, it is a modern sports car with classic lines.
The roofline has a "fastback" shape with stylized
"rails" that run from the front of the roof to the
rear, culminating in a stylish and functional ducktail-style
The Solstice coupe's roof is fixed aft of the B-pillars, with
side windows and a rear liftglass for access to the cargo area.
The roof panel is easily removed from the passenger compartment,
and an optional soft roof cover stores in the cargo area. A
home storage case for the roof panel will be offered through
its dramatic new look, engineers made only minor structural
changes to create the Solstice coupe. The rear fenders and rear
fascia are the same as those on the convertible. New taillight
assemblies flow more smoothly into the tapered roofline.
Pontiac Solstice Coupe's roof structure was strengthened with
additional support elements, including an aluminum roof bow
attached with aluminum brackets. The bow and brackets are stiff,
yet low in mass, a design feature that pervades the coupe's
overall construction. The roof includes a lightweight sheet
molding compound cover affixed to a rigid aluminum frame for
additional lightweight support. A lightweight magnesium roof
panel frame weighs just 31 pounds (14.2 kg) and can be removed
by one person. The cover is also made of sheet molding compound.
Much of the Solstice coupe's interior remains the same as that
of the convertible. However, the area behind the seats was redesigned
for easy access to the cargo area, and a storage tray was mounted
directly behind the headrests.
The Pontiac Solstice coupe is powered by a standard 2.4L Ecotec
four-cylinder engine that generates 173 horsepower (129 kW),
while the GXP version is equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged Ecotec
engine with 260 horsepower (194 kW).
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Pontiac Solstice GXP
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