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"Racing is perhaps the only sport where talent guarantees you nothing." That's how four-time Trans-Am champion Tommy Kendall introduces the new Speed TV series, Setup. He could just as well have been talking about any of the other racing "reality" shows that have preceded it. Setup is what Forza or Bullrun could have been: a straightforward examination of ten teams facing the pressure of winning a spot on the show and then working to tweak, fund and race their own Pontiac Solstice GXP, avoiding

The Pontiac Solstice is a fun little roadster that has managed to capture the fancy of people who would never have even thought of stepping into a Pontiac dealership. Cute and affordable are a good combination for guaranteeing sales, but there wasn't a lot of meat on its bones. Slightly anemic in N/A form, the turbocharged GXP made it a car that even weekend racers might enjoy. And now we see the GXP-R, which takes thing up a notch or two. Rather than the already-admirable 260 hp in the standard