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Pontiac Solstice
Manufacturer Pontiac
Parent company General Motors
Production 2006–present
Assembly Wilmington, Delaware
Class Roadster
Body style(s) 2-door convertible
Layout FR layout
Platform GM Kappa platform
Engine(s) 2.4 L Ecotec LE5 I4
2.0 L Ecotec LNF I4
177 hp
Turbocharged 260 hp (GXP)
Transmission(s) 5-speed Aisin AR5 manual
5-speed 5L40-E automatic
Wheelbase 2416 mm (95.1 in)
Length 3993 mm (157.2 in)
Width 1811 mm (71.3 in)
Height 1273 mm (50.1 in)
Curb weight 1305 kg (2877 lbs)
Related Saturn Sky
Opel GT
Daewoo G2X
Designer Franz von Holzhausen, Vicki Vlachakis, and Wayne Cherry
The Pontiac Solstice GXP was introduced at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show.
A speaker talks to the crowd about the Solstice at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show.

The Pontiac Solstice is a roadster from the Pontiac division of General Motors. Introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, the Solstice began production in Wilmington, Delaware, starting in mid-2005 for the 2006 model year. The exterior styling of the production Solstice is similar to that of the 2002 Solstice concept[1] that preceded it. Production of the Solstice was to be running before Summer 2005, but delays at the Wilmington plant pushed volume production to the fourth quarter [2]. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 456 pixels Full resolution (2176 × 1240 pixel, file size: 225 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pontiac Solstice Metadata This file... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... 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The Solstice uses the GM Kappa platform, which also underpins the Saturn Sky and Opel GT. Pontiac may eventually build a fixed-roof coupe version, which would allow the Solstice to be eligible for certain racing events not open to convertibles. Kappa is General Motors new compact rear-wheel drive automobile platform. ... The Saturn Sky is a roadster from the Saturn marque of American automaker General Motors. ... The Opel GT is a two-seat sports car introduced by Opel in 1968. ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ...


The Solstice was nominated for the North American Car of the Year award and Design of the Year award from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) for 2006. It has been a runaway hit for Pontiac, with 7,000 orders in the first 10 days of availability and 6,000 more orders before winter. Although first-year production was planned at 7,000, GM apologized to customers for delays and increased production, delivering 10,000 by March 1. The base price was adjusted upwards to $20,490 in mid-December, but most buyers report paying $5,000 or more over sticker to get a Solstice. The Solstice currently has an MSRP of $22,115. The North American Car of the Year is an automobile award voted annually in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ... The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is an association of professional journalists, writers and photographers whose focus is the automobile and the automotive industry in Canada. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... MSRP stands for Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price. Under earlier U.S. state Fair Trade statutes, the manufacturer was able to impose a fixed price for items. ...

Contents

GXP

The GXP version of the Solstice debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006. It is powered by a new 2.0 L Ecotec engine equipped with a dual-scroll turbocharger. The engine's output is 260 hp (193 kW) and 260 ft·lbf (353 N·m). This is the highest specific output of any engine in the history of General Motors at 2.1 hp (1.6 kW) per cubic inch, and it is the first gasoline direct injection engine from an American automaker. ... The liter (spelled liter in American English and litre in Commonwealth English) is a unit of volume. ... Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... This article is about a unit of measurement. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... The foot-pound force (symbol: ft·lbf) is an English unit of work or energy. ... Newton metre is the unit of moment in the SI system. ... or GDi is a variant of fuel injection employed in modern two-stroke and four stroke petrol engines. ...


Other GXP features include standard Stabilitrak traction control, a limited-slip differential, and anti-lock brakes. Summer tires on 18 inch wheels are standard. StabiliTrak is General Motors trademark name for their electronic automobile Electronic Stability Control system. ... Traction control systems, on current production vehicles, are typically (but not necessarily) electro-hydraulic systems designed to prevent loss of traction (and therefore the control of the vehicle) when excessive throttle or steering is applied by the driver. ... A Limited Slip Differential (LSD) is a modified or derived type of differential gear arrangement that allows for some difference in rotational velocity of the output shafts, but does not allow the difference in speed to increase beyond a preset amount. ... An anti-lock braking system (commonly known as ABS, from the German name Antiblockiersystem given to it by its inventors at Bosch) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. ...


Hardtop coupe version

According to Automotive News, a Solstice coupe will debut for the 2009 model year. Expected changes include a revised four-cylinder engine with an increase in power.[1]


Motorsport

Pontiac works and Red Bull backed driver Rhys Millen replaced his GTO for a Solstice GXP to compete in drifting events, particularly in Formula D and in the US rounds of D1 Grand Prix For other uses, see Red Bull (disambiguation). ... Rhys Millen (born in New Zealand) is one of the worlds top competitors in drifting. ... 1965 Pontiac GTO convertible The Pontiac GTO was an automobile built by Pontiac from 1964 to 1974, and by General Motors Holden in Australia from 2004 to 2006. ... A Toyota Supra in drifting exhibition in Atlanta in 2005. ... First Formula D logo, in use from 2004 to 2006 Formula D is the United States drifting series. ... Current D1 Grand Prix Logo The D1 Grand Prix (Japanese: D1グランプリ, D1 guranpuri in katakana, abbreviated as D1GP and subtitled Professional Drift) is a production car drifting series from Japan. ...


Trivia

  • The Pontiac Solstice GXP was featured as the Autobot Jazz in the 2007 film Transformers. Modifications for the film included a custom hardtop and spoiler. [3]
  • A Solstice's engine was swapped for an LS7 by Hot Rod Magazine [4]
  • The Pontiac Solstice GXP was featured on SpeedTV on the show 'Setup' where ten (10) people were chosen to prepare and race the car, with the winner taking home their own Pontiac Solstice GXP and $100,000. [5]
  • The Solstice was featured in a challenge on the third season of The Apprentice television program. Winner Kendra Todd also won a Solstice as part of her victory. The Pontiac Solstice challenge required the candidates to produce a sales brochure for the then upcoming sports car. Kendra Todd developed the winning brochure for her team. In it, she decided to use emotions as descriptors for the car, which all became the names of colors used by Pontiac in marketing the car:
    • "Aggressive" (Red)
    • "Sly" (Dark Silver Metallic)
    • "Cool" (Silver)
    • "Pure" (White)
    • "Envious" (Dark Green)
    • "Deep" (Dark Blue)
    • "Mysterious" (Black)
    • "Mean" (Yellow)
    • "Brazen" (Metallic Copper/Orange)
  • The Solstice was featured in L.A. Rush.
  • The original Solstice concept car was featured in Gran Turismo 4.
  • The Solstice GXP is featured in the DC Comics limited series Rush City, and is the chosen vehicle of the series' title character Rush.
  • The Solstice shares major components with nearly every GM division:

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References

The Pontiac used for Jazz in Transformers on display at the Detroit River Walk Festival
  • AutoWeek.com (2004). Drive of preproduction Solstices. Our first drive in Pontiac's new drop-top leaves us longing for more
  • MotorTrend.com (2004). We asked for it and we got it: a good-handling Solstice
  • CanadianDriver Communications, Inc. (2004). GM to produce Pontiac Solstice at Wilmington, Delaware assembly plant Retrieved January 11, 2004
  • MPH Magazine (Oct. 2005). drives the Solstice in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
  • Media.GM.com (Jan. 2006). Pontiac Debuts 2007 Solstice GXP at LA Auto Show
  • Automobile Magazine (Oct. 2005). Long before his roadster dream began, Lutz worked at BMW
  • Road and Track Magazine (Oct. 2005). When it was introduced as a concept car at the January 2002 Detroit auto show...
  • Car and Driver Magazine (Oct. 2005). We were worried in a big way, worried that the Pontiac Solstice would turn out to be a cost-cut, watered-down...
  • Motor Trend Magazine (Oct. 2005). Move Over, Sunshine: This is no Fiero; this is the Pontiac of sports cars
  • Autoweek Magazine (August 29, 2005). What a Concept: Solstice gives Pontiac—and GM—a much needed shot in the arm
  • CNNMoney.com (quoting from Consumer Reports). Least reliable 2007 sporty car. [6]
  1. ^ AutoBlog. Solstice coupe due in 2008, Torrent dead, RWD G5 under development. Retrieved on July 31, 2007.

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2608 × 1952 pixel, file size: 710 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jazz at the Detroit River Walk Festival. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2608 × 1952 pixel, file size: 710 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jazz at the Detroit River Walk Festival. ... Jazz is the name of several fictional characters from the various [[Transformers universes]. For trademark reasons, Jazz is sometimes referred to as Autobot Jazz or Meister, his Japanese name. ... For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

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