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Pontiac Solstice SD290 ConceptThe Solstice has always been a little lacking in street cred, but this version wouldn't be.
[ background music ] >> So you drive a Pontiac Solstice, and you realize even Miata drivers laugh at you. This one might fix that, this is a concept called the Solstice SD290. The 290 is horsepower. They've massaged and breathed all over that two liter eco-tec inline four to get two hundred and ninety horse out of it, turbo charging and all kinds of different mapping of the engine computer is what's doing it. Plus they took a lot of weight off. They got rid of those un-necessities, like air conditioning, the guts of the doors, the windows and cranks. Just about anything that isn't about going fast. And you'll see, it's got a single seat, sort of a vintage Jaguar tano [assumed spelling] cover racing thing going on. Cat back exhaust system comes out in one very cool outlet at the rear, and it's been lowered down. Although you'll notice it rides on nineteens. And as I overhead when I first arrived here at Sema [assumed spelling], if you ain't on twenties, you're on roller skates. So I'm not sure what that means. That's the Pontiac Solstice SD290. It's a concept, but maybe pulling to a more muscular Solstice in the future.