Pontiac Solstice GXP 

  • $19k built in USA
  • 2006
  • 260 HP 2.0L
  • 141 mph
A five-speed automatic is a $995 option, but the manual better suits the character of the Solstice, even if it could benefit from closer ratios, a more precise shifter, and a sixth gear.
by Car and Driver (Feb, 2009)
On the surface, it seems nice of the GM design folks to add the option of open-air motoring.
by MotorTrend (Apr, 2009)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Pontiac Solstice GXP

0-60mph

Solstice GXP
5.5 s
Thunderbird
9.7 s

Top speed

Solstice GXP
141 mph
Thunderbird
106 mph
Boxster S
166 mph

0-100mph

Solstice GXP
13.1 s
MR2 Spyder
20.6 s
MX-5 Miata
19.5 s

1/4 mile

Solstice GXP
13.7 s
Thunderbird
17.6 s
MX-5 Miata
16.3 s

Data points Key details of the Pontiac Solstice GXP

Price

Solstice GXP
$19k
Boxster S
$54k

Horsepower

Solstice GXP
260 HP
MR2 Spyder
138 HP
MX-5 Miata
170 HP

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Pontiac Solstice GXP

www.supercars.net
The heart of the Solstice GXP is the Ecotec 2.0-liter turbo engine, GM's first direct injection offering in North America.
LOS ANGELES – Pontiac is taking the Solstive to a new level with the announcement of the turbocharged 2007 Solstice GXP.
10
Dec

Pontiac Solstice Coupe GXP

www.supercars.net
“The coupe has all the design cues and pleasing performance of the original roadster, and is an all-season alternative for people who enjoy open-air driving.
True to the concept, it is a modern sports car with classic lines.
18
Jan

2006 Pontiac Solstice GXP - Top Speed

www.topspeed.com
The heart of the Solstice GXP is the Ecotec 2.0-liter turbo engine, GM’s first direct injection offering in North America.
Either transmission can propel the car from zero-to 60 mph in under 5.5 seconds.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Pontiac
Price $19,420
Type of car Production car
Year 2006
City mileage 27 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.31 lb/hp
Maximum hp 260 HP @ 5,300 RPM
Maximum torque 261 ft-lb @ 3,300 RPM
Max RPM 6,300 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 141 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s
0-60mph 5.5 s
0-100mph 13.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.75:1
  2. 2: 2.26:1
  3. 3: 1.37:1
  4. 4: 1:1
  5. 5: 0.73:1
Axle ratio 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 216
Rear wheels 457/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,941 lb
Width 71.3 in
Height 50.1 in
Length 157.2 in
Front track width 60.5 in
Wheelbase 95.1 in
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