Wednesday, June 26, 2013

2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe GXP

The Solstice was first previewed in 2002 as both coupe and roadster concepts, 
but the soft top was the only version sold upon its release in 2005. 
The small sports car debuted with the 2.4L inline-4, 173hp. 
Then a couple years later an optional, turbocharged 2.0L could be had in the Pontiac Solstice GXP. 
The new engine sent 260hp through rear wheels using the standard five-speed manual 
and allowed the GXP to hustle from 0-60mph in just 5.5 seconds.
The Coupe finally debuted in 2009, and both standard 
and GXP editions were available for order. 
Each came with the choice of a five-speed manual or automatic transmission, 
and all were targa hardtops. However, the trunk couldn’t fit the removable roof. 
Only 1,152 production Solstice Coupe models built. 
371 were standard Coupes and 781 were GXPs.
Only 226 were ordered with the manual transmission.
Shortly after the first batch of cars was sent out to dealers, 
General Motors announced that by the end of the following year, 
several GM brands would be disbanded, including the 84 year-old Pontiac.

2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe Racing Heritage Concept

2002 Pontiac Solstice Coupe Concept

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