With bold and curvaceous lines, the 2008 Pontiac Solstice looks as if it's just flown in from another planet, but rest assured that this 2-door roadster will stay firmly planted on planet earth as it whips through corners with ease.
Setting the Solstice apart from other roadsters is its bold styling. The swooping front end, with its two-part grille, gives way to the hydro-formed hood. Air flows over the driver to a rear deck lid with streaking tail lights, providing the illusion of motion, even when standing still.
The Solstice's base engine is a 173 horsepower 2.4 liter inline-4 cylinder engine. The Solstice GXP comes with a feisty 260 horsepower turbocharged 2-liter inline-4. Transmissions are a choice of 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic, sending power to road-gripping 18-inch rear wheels.
City mileage for both engines is 19 MPG. Highway mileage for the 2.4 liter engine is 25 miles per gallon, while the 2.0 liter gets 28 highway.
Base MSRP is $21,795, while the turbocharged GXP starts at $27,395
With extreme styling and available turbocharged propulsion, the 2008 Pontiac Solstice has no shortage excitement behind the wheel.