Mallett was one of the first aftermarket companies to shoehorn a V8 into the diminutive engine bay of the Pontiac Solstice. While an amazing feat, the resultant car still looked like a normal four-cylinder Solstice. At this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas, however, Mallett will be debuting this car, the Pitbull Edition V8 Solstice, that gives this roadster some sharp teeth to back up its bite. The Pitbull Edition is highlighted by a six-piece body kit made of fiberglass, though it will also be available by special order in carbon fiber for the weight watchers among us. Up front the new fenders increase the car's width by four inches, and out back another five inches is granted to allow for a much larger wheel/tire combo all around. The revised front fascia with a new lower air intake and scooped hood also allow for more air to reach the big engine. Only a limited number of Pitbuil Edition V8 Solstices will be made by Mallett at a cost of $16,000 to $18,000 above the normal price of the V8 conversion car. You'll get the requisite badging and signed dash plaques, though, in case you need to auction the car when your kids demand their college fund back.
Read the press release after the jump and check out the very high-res gallery below.
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Mallett Cars Offering Pitbull Body Kit Conversion For The Pontiac Solstice
Finally, an exclusive body upgrade to match the incredible Mallett LS2/LS7 conversions. Widened a full 4 inches in the front and 5 inches in the rear, the Pitbull package is a 6 piece body conversion that allows the use of ultra-wide wheels and gives a menacing stance to the Solstice. The specially-designed front fascia improves airflow to the engine and the increased traction of wider tires lets you put more of that V8 power to the ground.
Only a limited number of Pitbull Edition Solstices will be built and will feature signature badging. The fiberglass upgrade is projected to cost $16,000-18,000 fully installed and painted, and will also be available in carbon fiber by special order. The upgrade is scheduled to debut at SEMA 2007.