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    Pontiac Solstice SD-290 Concept 2007

    (from General Motors Press Release) Official UCP Page

    Designed to evoke the emotions of classic sports cars, the Pontiac Solstice SD-290 race concept captures the purposeful design of vintage racecars. The design is dramatic, featuring a passenger cockpit tonneau cover and a driver windscreen, creating a pure racecar that looks ready to take the checkered flag even while sitting on the starting grid.

    Aerodynamics have been improved and the SD-290ís weight reduced with the removal of the windshield, side glass, window regulator, convertible top, climate system and windshield wiper system. Complementing the design are new side fender gill panels, a new hood with heat extracting grilles and a competition red paint scheme.

    Backing up the race-ready appearance is the available Club Sport Z0K suspension package and an all-business cockpit filled with auxiliary gauges, a roll bar and racing seat.

    Vehicle highlights:

    Pontiac Solstice SD-290 race concept

    2.0L Ecotec direct-injected and turbocharged generating 290 horsepower

    Five-speed manual transmission

    Weight reduction through installation of driver-side only windscreen and elimination of door glass/hardware, convertible top/hardware, HVAC system and wiper system

    Solo Performance cat-back exhaust system with center-mounted outlet

    KW Automotive coil-over suspension package

    Three-piston aluminum calipers with 13-inch rotors from Stainless Steel Brake Company

    Forged 19-inch wheels with Hoosier R6 racing tires

    New front fascia, grille inserts, hood and front fenders, leading to better aerodynamics

    Passenger-side hard tonneau cover

    Competition red exterior color

    Rear spoiler

    Tinted headlamp lenses

    Removable racing-style steering wheel

    Racing seat with four-point safety harness

    Chrome fire extinguisher

    Pegasus center console gauge package

    Driverís roll bar
    specs:
    Engine = 2 liter Ecotec i-4
    Aspiration = turbocharger
    HP = 290 hp
    HP/Liter = 145 hp per liter

    Pontiac Solstice SD-290 #1
    "Horsepower sells motor cars, but torque wins motor races."
    -Carrol Shelby

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    I love it, and wow that red...incredible
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    i saw this tuesday..it smacks of the Mazda MonoPosto miata concept from a few years ago...
    anyone see the Toyota Yaris verison of this?

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    Chance of production = 0%

    I see a lot of the Audi TT racing concept in this car, not the Yaris.

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    good looking car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiorano View Post
    i saw this tuesday..it smacks of the Mazda MonoPosto miata concept from a few years ago...
    anyone see the Toyota Yaris verison of this?
    Came here to post this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiorano View Post
    i saw this tuesday..it smacks of the Mazda MonoPosto miata concept from a few years ago...
    anyone see the Toyota Yaris verison of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Chance of production = 0%

    I see a lot of the Audi TT racing concept in this car, not the Yaris.


    I was referring to the Yaris "5 axis" concept from the SEMA show at the TOyota booth.
    simliar to the Mazda Monoposto concept- they shopped the roof off, made it a single seater prototype style racer with a tight tonneau cover and all racey style. althought the pontiac has done this job better than both players. Good job.

    I like the pontiac alot. I thnik the Saturn Sky would really look biscuits like this, much better .
    Last edited by Fiorano; 11-02-2007 at 10:15 AM.

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