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400hp V8 Solstice w/ info and pics.

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And it's finally been done. :metal:

400hp V8 Solstice
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Source: MallettCars.com
Standard features include:

The base package costs $18,000 on top of the $20,000 base from Pontiac, so $38,000. Only 100 will be built this year according to Mallett.

Standered:
* 400 HP V8 LS2 Engine - Aluminum block engine rated at 400 HP @ 6,000 RPM and 400 LB-FT @ 4,400 RPM
* Luk Gold Clutch
* Mallett-Penske non-adjustable shocks
* Short Throw Shifter
* High Performance Brake Pads
* Stainless Steel Brake Lines
* World famous Mallett body graphics
* Mallett graphics embroidered on seat headrests
* Show Car Detailing
* Mallett serial number plaque
* Professionally installed, tested and tuned by Mallett's experienced crew to exacting tolerences
* 2-year 24,000 mile warranty

Options include:

* 6 Speed Tremac Transmission with 3 different gear ratio options
* 19 inch Alloy Wheels and Tires
* Mallett-Penske Double Adjustable Shocks and Coilovers
* Sway Bars
* Transmission and Differential Coolers
* Stainless Steel High-Flow Exhaust
* 3.73 Limited Slip Differential
* Heavy-Duty 4 Core Radiator
* Supercharger
* Turbocharger
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The modern day Shelby Corbra! B)
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:bowdown: :omfg: Wow, just wow. It looks awesome in the first pic... but damn, I still can't believe a supercharger or turbocharger is also available. I want one... bad.
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UGLY NEEDS MORE CHROME Seriously, I think this mollifies the complaints about power...
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The most amazing part to me? The $38k pricetag! Conversions like that usually raise the overall price to an insane level, but the Solstice is so affordable to begin with, it STILL seems like a bargain at $38k--and with a LS2 to boot!! I really like the original, but would GLADLY take a monster V8 over a little 4-cyl ANY day of the week :metal:
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:bowdown: :metal: :wub: :excl:
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UGLY NEEDS MORE CHROME

Seriously, I think this mollifies the complaints about power...

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Chromium, is that you?
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Perhaps Josh should have ante'd up some more dough and got one of these babies..... 400hp solstice..that frickin rocks. INSANE. sweet. nice mullet.....er, mallett! is this thing a nose hog (heavy front end?) Edited by regfootball
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Awsome.. I can't wait to see a video of one of those little beasts.
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Perhaps Josh should have ante'd up some more dough and got one of these babies.....

400hp solstice..that frickin rocks.  INSANE.  sweet.

nice mullet.....er, mallett!

is this thing a nose hog (heavy front end?)

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From what I understand, this Solstice is done straight from Mallet. Usually, GM will work with Mallet on tuner vehicles to learn things, however in this case, no go.

Should I have ponied up more bucks? Nah. I'm perfectly content with my SOL making 177hp. If I wanted to switch it up....mine's still a base model....meaning only $18,000 more dollars and i'm still at V8 Sol territory.
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That's plain incredible. I love it. Beautiful car, awesome power.
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I love the smell of overkill. Ironically...I'd love to have one of those little beasts. Just the feeling of a 350Z pulling up next to you...or an Evo, or a Mustang, or a Viper for that matter. Any stats on the car yet?
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B) M'mmmmmmmm POWER POWER POWER B) Feel the POWER!!!!! :booyah:
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38 grand ! They are gonna need to build way more than a hundred of those. I bet they are all sold already.
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I'm not a Pontiac Fan but I'm a Gm Fan! That looks gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wow... that's just fucking awesome!! :)
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Wow that's gonna be fast!

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I can't wait to see a 0-60 time :)
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I can't wait to see a picture of someone burning the hell out of the tires and the huge cloud of smoke behind it.
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This does settle the rumors that a V8 wouldn't be able to fit into a Kappa. I even read that it would be possible to shove an LS7 in their too. But yeah, I can't wait to see the numbers on this beast...it has to fly with 400hp!
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Now, only if the rest of GM relizes that another brand besides Saturn needs a convertible, they would be turning some profits. Maybe Chevy could have a new retro styled 400bhp LS2 V8 Nova convertible! That would be awsome. But, I do have to hand it to Lutz for designing the Solstice and how fast it was produced. Good job!
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I love this thing too. I was reading about it a few weeks ago on the Mallet website and I wanted one so bad. Then I was talking to someone who pointed out that the C6 Corvette only costs a few thousand more, probably only weighs a few lbs more, probably handles better and has a real warranty from Chevy. Don't get me wrong, this V8 Soltice is awesome and exclusive. But since so many things have to be upgraded to accept the motor, the price gets a little out of control. If you could have it for under 30K, that would be amazing because it would completely separate it from the Vette. I'd still take one though. Edited by novajeff69
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