Although the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky compact roadsters may be long gone, those who love them, really love them. Take, for instance, the guy who owns this very red and very LS1-powered Solstice.
Although he’s not the first guy in the world to throw a small-block V8 in one of these street-legal go-karts, this particular specimen is particularly interesting. It has an all-aluminum LS1 from a Corvette, a Z06 flywheel and pressure plate, and a trunk-mounted battery to help with weight distribution. Other than that, the Solstice is a base model with the stock transmission, making us wonder about how long it will last.
As much as we’d like to have a purring V8 under the hood of a tiny car such as the Solstice, $20,000 seems to be a bit much for the vehicle — and the odometer reading isn’t listed. Maybe if the owner cut the price by a few grand, then it might be a bit more attractive for yours truly.
Would you add this Solstice to your garage? Talk to us in the comments.