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Pontiac Solstice roadster


Year 2006 - 2010
Engine 2384 cc, 4 cylinder
Transmission 5 speed manual RWD
Max speed 124 mph (limited)
0-60 mph 7.3 seconds
Horsepower 177 bhp @ 6600 rpm
weight 1300 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 GM’s 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 GM’s small cars. “We wanted to create a comfortable environment suitable for longer drives without sacrificing the ‘personal’ feeling of a driver’s 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.

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