Pontiac Solstice News

  • Tauro V8 Spider based on the Pontiac Solstice

    Spain is quickly proving to be a hotbed for sports car development. Following the launch of the stylish Spano supercar from GTA Motors back in March, and the announcement last month of a new model from Aspid, another company based in Spain is now celebrating the launch of a new V-8 powered convertible sports car. That company is Tauro, which at a recent event announced the new V8 Spider and rolled out two examples of the car. The Tauro V8 Spider is based on the chassis of a Pontiac Solstice but gets a 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 engine sourced from GM. This is the same engine found in the Corvette...

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    Top 5 Most Fuel-Efficient New Sports Cars

    With the amount of green sports or sporty cars available on the market, just how bad is the fuel efficiency of old fashioned gas powered ones? Going to fueleconomy.gov website provides a look at the most fuel efficient cars in a particular class. In this article, we will compare the top fuel...

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    Report: DeLorean Motor Company Could Revive Pontiac's Solstice

    The latest word out of DeLorean Motor Company is that it could buy the Pontiac Solstice from General Motors to carry it on once Pontiac is gone.

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    Last Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky roll off the line

    General Motors’ announcement back in April that the Pontiac brand would be phased out by the end of the year and Saturn sold off, many of the automaker’s top models were immediately given a death sentence. Some of the cars that will be missed the most include hot items like the Saturn...

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    GM says Camaro is 'core model', Solstice, Sky may live on

    Though bankruptcy is looking more and more like the way General Motors will go, the company is fighting to preserve its most adored models - one way or another. In the case of the Camaro, the car will live on within GM as a 'core model' says CEO Fritz Henderson. The Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky...

  • GM Performance Parts enhanced Solstice GXP SEMA show car
    GM releases LNF Turbo Upgrade Kit for Solstice, Sky, HHR

    The 2.0L turbo engine internally known as the LNF has been one of GM's unsung heroes over the past several years. Lying at the heart of the Pontiac Solstice GXP, Saturn Sky Redline and HHR SS, the engine generates a very respectable 260hp and 260lb-ft of torque in factory trim. But GM's performance...

  • breckland beira v8 facelift 001

    General Motors' Kappa platform has been widely praised for its performance characteristics (if also found somewhat lacking in ergonomics), so its choice as the basis of a custom V8-swap is in many ways unsurprising. It is, however, sure to be inspiring with a 400hp Corvette engine under the hood of the 3,100lb (1,400kg) roadster. Breckland's Beira V8, as the car is called, was revealed earlier this year, but now serial sales of the heavily modified sports car are beginning to get underway. A few changes to the car's design have been made in the interim, reports Sweden's Auto Motor & Sport...

  • GM Performance Parts enhanced Solstice GXP SEMA show car
    GM Performance Parts enhanced Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe

    Not much has been heard about Pontiac’s new Solstice Coupe since it was unveiled back in March at the New York Auto Show, but the car is set to make headlines again, this time at the upcoming SEMA Auto Show. A new concept version of the Coupe fitted with an assortment of accessories from GM...

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    Pontiac G8 to be cut after single product cycle?

    Rumors surrounding the uncertain future of Pontiac have begun to step up intensity despite a revamped product lineup and a sporty new direction. Cars like the Solstice roadster and G8 saloon have ignited interest in the brand but there is mounting speculation that both these models could be axed...

  • GM shelves plans for Kappa II platform?
    GM shelves plans for Kappa II platform?

    General Motors first introduced its compact RWD Kappa platform in 2006 with the launch of the Pontiac Solstice (pictured in Coupe form) and the Saturn Sky/Opel GT. Despite the platform only being in production for a little over two years, GM was working on a second-generation ‘Kappa II’...

  • Kappa-based Breckland Beira V8 roadster
    Kappa-based Breckland Beira V8 roadster

    This month’s Motorexpo at London’s Canary Wharf saw the reveal of a new British-built roadster based around GM’s Kappa platform, which underpins cars like the Opel GT, Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice. The new roadster is called the Breckland Beira and unlike its GM siblings the...

  • Pontiac unveils 2009 Solstice Coupe
    Pontiac unveils 2009 Solstice Coupe

    On show at this week’s New York Auto Show is a brand new coupe version of the Pontiac Solstice that will go on sale early next year in both standard and performance GXP trims. The new hardtop is based on the original Solstice coupe concept that debuted as far back as the 2002 Detroit Auto...

  • NHTSA launches probe on Solstice and Sky brakes

    After receiving 40 complaints that the brakes on Pontiac Solstice GXP and Saturn Sky Red Line vehicles did not operate properly, the NHTSA is launching an initial investigation into the matter. Of the 40 complaints, only one known crash is reportedly related to the potential problem. The report on the complaints notes that the primary problem is that too much brake pedal pressure is required to stop the car, and that the problem is worse when the engine is cold, reports Automotive News. The problem reportedly only affects cars with the 2.0L turbocharged engines - which are only available in...

  • Pontiac to show Solstice SD-290 Race Concept at SEMA
    Pontiac to show Solstice SD-290 Race Concept at SEMA

    Pontiac’s Solstice is one of the most beautiful cars to roll onto American showroom floors in years - and sales have proven it, despite a recent slump. But the sexy little roadster’s performance hasn’t been quite as well received - the Miata is the driver’s roadster, the...

  • Mallett’s wide-body Pitbull Solstice with V8 power
    Mallett’s wide-body Pitbull Solstice with V8 power

    Mallett conversion experts have enhanced its already potent V8-powered Pontiac Solstice with this limited edition widebody pack. Having already shoved the Corvette’s 400hp LS2 V8 engine into the tiny Solstice Roadster, Mallett then needed a suitable styling package to differentiate its...

  • Mazda boss unfazed by Solstice overtaking MX-5
    Mazda boss unfazed by Solstice overtaking MX-5

    The Pontiac Solstice has overtaken Mazda’s MX-5 Miata in the 2006 sales race to become America’s most popular roadster. The Solstice ended the year with 19,710 sales in the US, while the MX-5 notched up 16,897 sales, which was still up a massive 72.4% on last year’s result...

  • Pontiac Solstice Club Sport Z0K & GXP-R at SEMA
    Pontiac Solstice Club Sport Z0K & GXP-R at SEMA

    There were two highly tuned Solstice’s at this year’s SEMA auto show that managed to catch our attention. First there’s the Club Sport Z0K, a fun little weekend track car, followed by the GXP-R, perfect for those Sunday drivers who wish they could be down at a track. The Club...

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