• Mar 16, 2008
The thing about the internet is, once something gets published, it can't be taken back. We're sure Pontiac feels that way about this little image that appeared on its official website at some point in the recent past. It shows the Pontiac G8 sport truck and, lo and behold, a Solstice Coupe! Thankfully, an Autoblog reader saw it and had the sense to take a screen grab before it was yanked, and yanked it was. We can't find the image on pontiac.com currently, and it's not in Google cache, either. The picture is still live here on Pontiac.com. Just look for the tabbed box below the G8's tire, and click to the second tab. So while Pontiac would probably like us to forget that this picture ever popped up, the internet ensures we never have to. Stay tuned for live shots of the real thing this Wednesday when we'll be on the floor at the 2008 New York Auto Show. Thanks for the tip, Mike!


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Wonder if Rhys Millen will switch to this Solstice instead of the convertible w/hard top. This coupe has to have better torsional rigidity.
        • 6 Years Ago
        uhm no

        a coupe shape is more efficient structural form. if the convertible is as strong as a coupe, it weighs more.

        take a convertible and open the doors, all the strength has to be in the floor, there cant be any triangulation or reinforcement, the only way to add material to the frame rails

        unless this is just a convertible with a plastic top put on, it has the potential to be much stronger and lighter.

        plus its not a gay convertible
        • 6 Years Ago
        *the only way to add strength is to add material to the frame rails
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, that thing looks great. I'm not in the market now, but in a couple years when my truck is too beat to be driving regularly, I'll definately look into one of these.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey Hey! Something that I did ended up on autoblog! Go me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The convertible is a chick car, but this... This is nice. I want one. And I'm shopping, so I hope it's in showrooms before long!
      • 6 Years Ago
      First it was: will there ever be one?

      now it's: how much does it cost becuase i want one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The solstice is B.E.A.uitiful. The same cannot be said for the G8 ute. I really hope it gets such a bad reception at NY that it just wont be produced. It is a failure waiting to happen. If pontiac HAS to make yet another car with limited seating and a V8, why can't they make a GTO or Trans Am. I'm sure either would sell much better than this piece.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is HOT.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My hope is that this will make Mazda come out with a MX5 Coupe to compete. The MX5 trounces the Solstice in just about every way and a coupe wouldn't get all the chick car comments the roadster currently does.
        • 6 Years Ago
        the mx5 coupe has got to be the biggest no-brainer vehicles to ever not get made

        if that makes any sense

        and no, it does not need 100 more hp, dont be rediculous. it is not a muscle car. it is the most successful sportscar ever because is as close as it gets to the perfect driving experience and it is reliable
        • 6 Years Ago
        I disagree. It drives great, I can't and won't argue that-anyone that did would be a fool. BUT. It isn't fast enough, at least for me.

        The most recent figures I could find are for a 2005, which C&D got 0-60 out of in 6.5 seconds, and a 15s 1/4 at 91mph.

        I don't need a muscle car, I need something that's reasonably fast. And when grannymobiles like V6 Accords will run 0-60 in under 6 seconds, 6.5 doesn't qualify as "reasonable" to me.

        5.5 seconds to 60 and a 14s 1/4 at something close to 100mph is reasonable. 6.5 and 15 @ 90 fall under the "if I really have to put up with it, I will, but I'm not going to like it" heading. But that's just my opinion.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The MX5 needs another 100hp. Something like the Mazdaspeed from a few years back, only more so.

        A GXP version of this-without a targa top, sunroof, or any other kind of (censored)ing hole in the roof would make it onto my list of cars to test drive later this year/early next year, along with the G8 GXP (totally different cars, but I like both) and, were it to be produced, a 260hp Mazda MX5 Coupe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think both look great!

      The coupe looks really nice and agressive. Hopefully it has a little more cargo room than the roadster.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This was already in NFS:ProStreet. The Solstice GXP had a hard yellow roof. They probaly didn't do it to reveal anything, though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sweet,anyone think that's going to be in T2?
      • 6 Years Ago
      WOW.

      The Solstice looks absolutely fantastic. I did not expect that!
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