• Jun 21, 2006


General Motors' Pontiac division chose (what else) the summer solstice to reveal the price for its top of the line Solstice model. The 260 hp Solstice GXP will appear in dealerships this fall sporting a sticker price of $25,995 (including destination charges).

With 47 percent more power than the normally aspirated version of the Ecotec 4-cylinder powerplant, the GXP should finally provide Solstice drivers with enough motivation to fully explore the performance envelope of the popular roadster.

2006 Solstice models are sold out, and there's already a waiting list for the 2007 models, so if you fancy a GXP in your garage, you'd better join the 20 percent increase in Pontiac showroom traffic this year and sign up soon.

[Source: GM]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      The Sky Redline is the MUCH BETTER looking sibling.
      • 8 Years Ago
      this is great because this proves that performance oriented cars like this can sell in the U.S. this just the sort of thing that will start to convince brands to bring over their sportier cars that typically bypass the US
      • 8 Years Ago
      Currently, you can't buy any Solstice in Atlanta for within $3K of the MSRP. They all get premiums, and I doubt this GXP will be available for under $30K. At that point, buy a Z4.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you go through GM Buy Power and by pass the sales people it should hold the line. You may have to wait though. If you want to see gouging go to a Toyota dealer and look at a 2wd FJ Cruiser 38k in Phoenix, rip off!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I had the opportunity to test one of the standard models and all I can say is....WOW...

      Truly one of the most delightful driving cars I have ever experienced and I found myself quickly wanting one. Now the GXP is going to come out which will make it even harder for me to turn down.

      On a sidenote, if you have ever watched drifting anywhere in the states you will see a lot of 350Zs...after the Solstice gets a good footing in the country, expect to start seeing it on the drift track now that the GXP is becoming a reality. The reason? This car has far more stability than I have seen in a great deal of time for a price far less than even a used 350. For drifting you are looking for even weight distribution in your car so that you have stability when drifting through a turn. This one has that covered in spades and leaves room for more. Can't wait until I can afford to get one, but that will be a couple more years as my son is only 2 1/2 and there isn't much room for a carseat :)
      Paul
      • 8 Years Ago
      why would anyone pay a premium for another poorly designed american car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I drove a borrowed standard Solstice in the Smoky's thru the North Carolina mountains for a weekend recently and it's a fantastic car. Having owned a lot of old English sports cars when I was young -- including a 1951 Morgan Twin Spare, a TR2, and a MGTD -- I found this thing a modern version with better cornering than even the Morgan. And somehow I didn't mind the lack of trunk space, it fit the road car vibe. The GXP version will solve one of the few problems I found, wanting a bit more power (and 70 more horses is a lot more than a bit.) The damn car is extremely tight, well built, tracks like it's on rails and looks fantastic. Unlike others I like the Solstice better than the Sky. More 60's Italian. But the Sky interior is a lot nicer.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder if GM is going to increase production to closer meet demand. IMO, this is a great car with a great "suggested" price. But there's a lot of competition out there in the segment, I just hope the twins don't get burnt because of limited production and dealer markups. Not sure how different I'm from most, but I don't do waiting lists, when I'm ready to buy that's when I want the product. If not, I'm looking elsewhere.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I found the seats very supportive in fact almost hard, I also found they really cup the body, holding you in place on sharp turns and corners. I in fact am currently on the waiting list for my little jewel.
      • 8 Years Ago
      who cares.

      the car does look great on the outside but ive seen nicer interiors in a 90's honda. plus you have to stop and get out of the car to put the roof or down. nice design feature gm!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Know what's funny? Those who say let the market decide the price. Gouging? Hardly, some folks will pay to be the first on the block, it's the market and MSRP has a key word in it. SUGGESTED If there are people foolish enough to pay more, then there are people who will take the money, it's called the market place.

      Price too high, walk away, price comes down.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How high over sticker are the dealers going to actually try and finagle out of people? Maybe Pontiac will have some sort of pricing freeze on them? Who am I kidding?
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