Pontiac Replaces the Drift GTO with the Drift Solstice GXP

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  1. TriShield

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    Pontiac Unleashes Red Bull Solstice GXP Drift

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    Pontiac's new Formula D drift racer, the Red Bull Solstice GXP Drift. 500 horsepower from the turbocharged, race-modified Ecotec engine, and it runs on ethanol.

    Date posted: 04-29-2006

    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Pontiac unveiled its next-generation drift vehicle, the Red Bull Solstice GXP Drift, on Thursday.

    The 500-horsepower roadster will be piloted by 2005 Formula Drift champion Rhys Millen and will make its official Formula D drifting debut on June 10 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    The GXP Drift features a race-modified version of the Solstice GXP turbocharged 2.0-liter Ecotec engine that produces roughly double the horsepower of the street-legal GXP that will go on sale this fall.

    The competition Ecotec engine runs on E85
    ethanol-based fuel, uses thick-wall iron cylinder liners, a race-ported cylinder head, tubular stainless steel exhaust headers, a performance camshaft, a unique engine control system and a water-to-air intercooled turbocharger. It was developed by the same GM Racing engineers behind the Ecotec sport compact drag racing motors. The GXP Drift is outfitted with a production six-speed transmission and the production GXP rear differential.

    "With the added power, this new drift vehicle is sure to give me a boost against some very strong competition while fighting for our second drift title," said Millen.

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    Pontiac Red Bull Solstice GXP Drift will be raced by reigning Formula Drift champion Rhys Millen.

    What this means to you: In other words, this hot little Solstice is The Fast and the Furious: Detroit Drift.
     
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    pretty hot looking :o
     
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  5. THATS a sexy hard top.
     
  6. The solstice with the LS1 swap was > that
     
  7. TriShield

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    Turbo > V8, BY FAR
     
  8. :ugh: explain your reasoning please

    and turbo V8 > turbo
     
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    they need to release that hardtop...stat
     
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    hardtop :eek3:
     
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    There's no easier and better way to make huge power than a turbocharged engine. :ugh:
     
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    right. ls2's have a lot of trouble making big power. a heads/cam package definitely does not net you ~500 hp at the crank, with 400+ftlbs from idle to 6k rpm.
     
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    that car looks fucking awesome with a hardtop
     
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    Not sure if I'm glad they removed the GTO from that bullshit, or sad that they put the Solstice into it :hs:
     
  15. :werd:
     
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    Seriously though, why does a drift car have a rear spoiler? Surely that would defeat the point?
     

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