Pontiac Solstice. History

Solstice - New for the separation of Pontiac car, but he had already debuted as a concept car in Detroit two years ago and subsequently received in the U.S. and beyond good reviews in the press. That is what prompted the leadership of General Motors to continue the "series" called the Pontiac Solstice.

The car is built on the platform Carr. At the Auto Show in Detroit, GM introduced two more vehicles, based on the same platform - Concept Chevrolet Nomad and Saturn Curve. Solstice - a small, moderately "athletic" and very attractive 2-seater roadster, designed by designers and engineers from the U.S., UK, Sweden and Italy (Pininfarina). Under his folding upwards (with headlights) hood housed 170-hp 2.4-liter
4-cylinder engine and manual 5-speed gearbox.

The car looks like a toy, but that the essence of his sport does not become less significant. To emphasize its designers have used several classical solutions: fairings for the seat backs, recessed devices, psevdosportivnye seat relative minimalism in interior design, 18-inch kolesa.Solstice will go on sale next year as the model 2009 and its price will about 20 thousand dollars.