Car News - Pontiac Solstice Roadster Spy Shots

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  1. TriShield

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    Pontiac Solstice not approved, but spy shots suggest it's close

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    By BOB GRITZINGER
    (17:17:54 Aug. 26, 2003)

    Despite this full-color evidence to the contrary, Pontiac officials still say General Motors product planners have yet to give the green light to the Solstice roadster. “We still don’t have an approved program,” says a spokesperson.

    Since unveiling the highly acclaimed Solstice concept at the 2002 Detroit show, GM has been struggling with ways to make a competitive yet affordable front-engine, rear-wheel-drive two-seat sports car. Those efforts gained momentum in May when GM’s British subsidiary Vauxhall revealed its VX Lightning roadster concept, a production-ready showpiece that sources said would also provide the underpinnings for the next Opel Speedster as well as the Solstice.

    Power for the sports car will likely come from a supercharged 240-hp version of GM’s 2.2-liter Ecotec inline four-cylinder engine. Nobody is saying it, but considering the road-readiness of the Pontiac sports car shown here, we anticipate GM is gearing up for a production announcement at the Detroit show in January.

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  2. BLoG

    BLoG Scented Meat

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    I'm scared of what it will look like when they take the camo off.
     
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    anjego Invading your economy!

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    It'll be uber sexy. :naughty:

    It'll look like the concept car, with a working hood of course. This is another of Lutz's personal projects, he's not going to bring it to market it until it's perfect.
     
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    KyngNothing My own little world...

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    At least pontiac is trying...
     
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    93CivicEX Charming, Dashing, Rental car bashing

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    not too shabby.

    IBitgetsthe4cylnderfromthesunfirethough
     
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    wtf? i saw a solstice on exhibit in the mall in montreal... its sweet in person. cool exhaust too
     
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    Did you read? It is getting the 4 cylinder from the sunfire.
     
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    KyngNothing My own little world...

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    it is the ecotec, it just damn well better be super'd, or it'll suck.. :hs:
     
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    It's the same engine, it also powers the current Saab 9-3.
     
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    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    :cool: Very pimp.

    Now if they can jsut get the handling right, they can go after the Miata. :big grin:
     
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    93CivicEX Charming, Dashing, Rental car bashing

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    I meant the exact same one... sans blower, sans HP, sans torque...

    and once again, leaves the market with a beautiful looking car, that cant get out of its own way...
     
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    That's the idea, a Miata with balzz.
     
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    No, it isn't the exact same one.
     
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    4 cylinder
     
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    4 cylinder.
     
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    GM hasn't given the go on production because they're not done ruining the car with a cheap plastic interior, ugly tires, and at least one flaw requiring a recall.

    Be patient.
     
  20. that grill is teh gay
     
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    The Miata has a single outlet too.
     
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    Jesus, if you are that concerned about cheap interiors, ugly tires, and recalls, you must fawking HATE your Talon! :eek3:
     
  23. TriShield

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    There also hasn't been a serious GM recall in years, he must be thinking of Ford.
     
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    not my cup of tea but i can appreciate a good sports car when i see one
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    coronet Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep?

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    Still no hood? :o
     

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