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Old 03-16-2006, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default Solstice GXP to have direct injection

Let the lusting and bashing begin...

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Old 03-16-2006, 10:29 AM   #2
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They're keeping the truck transmission in the GXP?
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:42 AM   #3
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guy at work might get it, cant wait to race him- keeps calling my car a "suzuki"
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:00 AM   #4
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I saw a Solstice the other day on the road. looked like a very cool car!
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:23 AM   #5
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yeah, I mean, I'd much rather own a miata (or MX-5, whatever they are calling it these days), but in person, the Solstice isn't too bad looking.
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:29 AM   #6
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I'd definitely consider this car if I knew how soon it was going to be available and how much they want for it (and how much over sticker it will be).
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:42 AM   #7
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Nice.... chances are they'll dump this on the Sky.... I love the looks of that car, but chances are I won't fit in it
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:47 AM   #8
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yay for being a short ****
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:18 PM   #9
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wasn't this known already when the GXP was introduced at the Los Angeles show back in january?
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:20 PM   #10
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Not the Direct Injection.... at least I don't remember reading about it.
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:32 PM   #11
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Yes it had DI then too, didn't want to wtlw. The same motor is in the Opel GT (which is the Opel version of the Saturn Sky) so probably if they are clever but who knows.
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:12 PM   #12
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http://www.pontiac.com/promo/solsticegxp/index.jsp

In case anyone did not see it... Anyway, I think the Sky Redline will look better and have the same performance numbers.
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:16 PM   #13
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:36 PM   #14
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THis is WTLW, but repeating it isn't a bad thing. As long as it is of a high-quality engine, this is a very good thing.

Oh yea... I don't recall if GM ever said what kind of tranny this new engine is getting? I HOPE it's a 6-speed.... but for cost-cutting reasons, I am expecting a 5-speed.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:07 PM   #15
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THis is WTLW, but repeating it isn't a bad thing. As long as it is of a high-quality engine, this is a very good thing.

Oh yea... I don't recall if GM ever said what kind of tranny this new engine is getting? I HOPE it's a 6-speed.... but for cost-cutting reasons, I am expecting a 5-speed.

Solstice GXP will be available with both a five-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmission.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:15 PM   #16
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guy at work might get it, cant wait to race him- keeps calling my car a "suzuki"

Are you stock?

If so, you better hope he cant drive or you race him the wet or snow.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:21 PM   #17
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Are you stock?

If so, you better hope he cant drive or you race him the wet or snow.
Exactly....this car is packing some serious technology...now put it into the better looking car...(Saturn Sky ) (plus this car should be around the $25k price point)

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GM claims the GXP is capable of sub-5.5-second 0-to-60-mph sprints with either transmission.

It uses direct injection, dual-cam phasing and a twin-scroll turbocharger to make up to 130 hp per liter.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:29 PM   #18
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An STi should beat it, but a regular WRX sure as hell won't... atleast not by much.
Even if it is portly for a roadster, it still weighs less than a WRX, and with quite a bit more power.
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:31 PM   #19
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If the Sky definitely gets the same engine option as the GXP... I'll be buying a Sky. Both look pretty cool, but the Sky is better.
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:47 PM   #20
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Opel GT, Pontiac Solstice GXP and Saturn Sky Redline should all be basically the same vehicle. Trim levels will be the only differences.



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Old 03-17-2006, 12:56 AM   #21
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An STi should beat it, but a regular WRX sure as hell won't... atleast not by much.
Even if it is portly for a roadster, it still weighs less than a WRX, and with quite a bit more power.

I have heard that for the GXP, GM has tightened the car up quite a bit. It could be quite a weekend Club Racer.
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Opel GT, Pontiac Solstice GXP and Saturn Sky Redline should all be basically the same vehicle. Trim levels will be the only differences.
que the captain obvious pic!
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Old 03-17-2006, 10:39 AM   #23
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I have heard that for the GXP, GM has tightened the car up quite a bit. It could be quite a weekend Club Racer.
There were rumors a few months ago that suppliers had leaked information about a coupe Solstice that would be specifically marketed to the weekend racing set and set up for a specific scca class.
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There were rumors a few months ago that suppliers had leaked information about a coupe Solstice that would be specifically marketed to the weekend racing set and set up for a specific scca class.
There were renderings of it a few months ago.
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:25 PM   #25
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Those weren't renderings, but what GM showed at SEMA this year.
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