Monday, January 02, 2006

Pontiac Solstice GXP details

2007 Solstice GXP2.0l Ecotec 4-cylinder w/ direct injection and 260hp and 260lb*ft of torque

There, fine, that's what everyone wanted to know anyway.

Now we can get into some more details.

Unique front and rear bumpers, dual exhaust, StabiliTrak standard, 3.73 axle ratio, unique GXP gauge cluster, and if the photos are any indication - yellow will be a new available color...but they'll likely call it something odd like all the other colors on the Solstice (for instance - Black = Mysterious, Aggressive = Red, and so on).

Apparently, the sport suspension on this model will be the same as the available sport suspension already available on the base Solstice.

ABS, limited slip diff, power windows/locks/mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, leather wrapped steering wheel w/ steering wheel mounted controls for the stereo and cruise control, driver info center, and 18-inch polished wheels are all standard on this model as well.

So, you can get basically the same equipment from this model on the standard Solstice, but the GXP brings the kick-butt 2.0l Ecotec. 130hp/liter. Torque is 260lb*ft from 2000 through 5300 rpm - yummy!

Pricing is not yet known - but figure it to be at least $3k more than the same Solstice with all the options listed. So, we'd be looking at something like $27000. Still a nice performance bargain if the 5.5 second 0-60 that GM is claiming is legit.

This should be the same as the Saturn SKY Redline - and still sitting at the top of my shopping list for my next car.

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