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GM @ SEMA: Pontiac Solstice SD-290 Race Concept

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GM @ SEMA
Pontiac Solstice SD-290 Race Concept
For release: Oct. 30, 2007, 12:01 a.m. EDT


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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-290’s 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
• Driver’s roll bar
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That looks interesting but I am not sure how pratical in daily life. I do like the front end and I hope it makes it to the production car. It looks more masculine to me.

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That looks interesting but I am not sure how pratical in daily life. I do like the front end and I hope it makes it to the production car. It looks more masculine to me.

its perfect for daily life... as long as the daily is on saturday and sunday and the life is on the track

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That looks interesting but I am not sure how pratical in daily life.

What part of "race concept" did you misunderstand? Daily life has nothing to do with it...

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Full of character. Very nice.
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Give me the new nose clip and the new rear clip (Both of which are extremely sexy)

And then throw the rest of it out back with the leftover GP GXP parts.

I am a little biased though, since I've always hated single seaters.

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Cool Weekend Racer. They should build it as I know a lot of people would love a weekend racer like this.

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