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Review: Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe goes quick, just don't look back

Climb into the Pontiac Solstice Coupe and there's an unsettling feeling of familiarity. We've been here before. And after driving off, it all begins to gel, although it has nothing to do with our previous stints in the drop-top variant. The Coupe feels like the unruly offspring of a night of passion between a C4 Corvette coupe and a Dodge Viper. And while the Solstice is nowhere near as large or as powerful as those two American icons, the DNA of both is undoubtedly present in this little machine – for good reason. It's no coincidence that the history of the Solstice spans the Bob... Read More

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    SEMA 2008: Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe Concept in the flesh
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    Click above for a high resolution gallery of the Solstice GXP Coupe Concept GM gave us an early look at its Solstice GXP Coupe Concept a few days ago, but we made sure to stop by the GM display to check out the coupe in person. We're glad to say that it's just as attractive in person, and we hope the graphics kit is an option when the coupe goes on sale ...

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    SEMA Preview: Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe Concept
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    Click above for a high resolution image The Pontiac Solstice is no stranger to the show floor at SEMA. Pontiac has previously shown the Solstice Weekend Club Racer in 2005, the Solstice GXP-R in 2006, and the single-seat Solstice SD-290 Concept. last year. For this year, GM's line of performance parts will be shown on the Solstice in coupe form for the ...

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    Pontiac Solstice Coupe to pack 300 horses?
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    Click above for high-res live shots of the 2009 Pontiac Solstice CoupeSporting a specific output of 130 horsepower-per-liter, the turbocharged, direct-injected Ecotec four-cylinder from GM that's featured in the Pontiac Solstice GXP, Saturn Sky Redline and SS versions of the Chevy HHR and Cobalt, is already one heck of an accomplishment. But wait... there's ...

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    New York 2008: Top debuts of the show (w/ Poll)
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    The 2008 New York Auto Show press preview is in the books, and now it's the public's turn to roam the floor in the Javits Center. After thinking things over, we thought we'd put together a video of our top five most significant introductions from the show. New York served as a launching pad for exciting new vehicles like the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Saleen ...

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    New York 2008: 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe live reveal [w/VIDEO]
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    Click above for high-res live shots of the 2009 Pontiac Solstice CoupeA self-effacing and impeccably dressed Bob Lutz took shots at the old Pontiac during the live reveal of the 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe. Busting on the arrowhead's former taste for cladding and Iron Dukes in the "excitement" product line, Lutz confidently strode alongside a silver 2009 ...

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    New York '08 Preview: Pontiac Solstice Coupe spotted on Pontiac.com
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    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 ...

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