Ever wonder what the Solstice engineers would have come up with if Bob let them raid better parts bins? Wonder no more, because according to these pics sent back from Eric at SEMA, what you're looking at is the Mallett Solstice V8 with an LS2 6.0L V-8 engine, a.k.a. the 400-hp base engine in the C6 Corvette. Yowza. And, if that's not enough for you, Eric remarked in his e-mail to us that the Z06's 500 hp LS7 takes up about the same amount of space as the LS2. Just in case you wanted to replace the tires on your Solstice every 500 miles. Says Eric: "The V8 install is extremely slick — I mean, we're talking about something that looks dead [beepin% stock except for the exposed air filter."
Sorry about the quality of some pictures after the jump — evidently the poor exhibitors were parked in a dark corner. We nabbed some pics from Mallett's website that appear taken right before they made trip to Vegas.