Pontiac Solstice Coupe unveiled at New York | Rpmgo.com

Posted on 19-03-2008 by Vlad Balan

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After a few days ago it showed up on the Pontiac website (Pontiac mistake or not?), the Pontiac Solstice Coupe was unveiled today at the New York Auto Show. Based on the roadster’s success and inspired by classic cars, the Solstice Coupe was created starting from the concept presented six years ago at Detroit.

The coupe is powered by a standard 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine that generates 173 horsepower (129 kW), while the GXP version is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecotec engine with 260 horsepower (194 kW). What’s interesting about the car also features a removable roof panel, which fully opens the cockpit.

Jim Bunnell, Buick-Pontiac-GMC general manager said: “Today’s Solstice is the top-selling roadster in the U.S., and we believe this new model has even broader appeal […] 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.”

Check out more photos of the Pontiac Solstice Coupe after the jump.

Photo Gallery: Pontiac Solstice Coupe

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