With bold, curvaceous lines, the 2009 Pontiac Solstice looks as if it's just flown in from another planet. But rest assured that this 2-door roadster and all-new hardtop coupe will stay firmly planted on planet earth as it whips through corners with ease.
Setting the Solstice apart from other roadsters is its bold, swooping front end and two-part grille that gives way to the hydro-formed hood. Air flows over the driver to a rear deck lid with streaking taillights, 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. Either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic will send power to road-gripping 18-inch rear wheels.
Fuel economy for the Solstice ranges from 19 miles per gallon city, up to 28 miles per gallon highway, depending upon engine choice.
Base MSRP for the 2009 Pontiac Solstice is $24,275. A fully-loaded GXP coupe will just break $30,000. The Solstice is backed by a generous 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
With extreme styling, available turbocharged propulsion and an all-new coupe variant, the 2009 Pontiac Solstice has no shortage excitement behind the wheel.