Pontiac Solstice Coupe
The Pontiac Solstice Coupe is targa-style, two-seater sports car that was built on the Kappa platform. The nameplate spans a single generation that launched for the 2007 model year and was discontinued in 2010, however, the coupe model was only offered for the final two model years (2009 and 2010).
|Model Years||2009 – 2010|
|Assembly Location||Wilmington Assembly Plant, Delaware, USA|
|Engine(s)||NA 2.4L LE5 I4, T 2.0 LNF I4|
|Transmission(s)||Aisin AR5 5-Speed Manual, GM 54L0-E 5-Speed Auto|
*Engine Key: NA – Naturally Aspirated, SC – Supercharged, T – Turbocharged, TT – Twin-turbocharged
The Pontiac Solstice Coupe was available in either base or GXP trim, meaning it offered both the standard, naturally aspirated 2.4-liter LE5 I4 engine as well as the more powerful, turbocharged 2.0-liter LNF four-cylinder. A five-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission could be paired with either engine, both of which sent power to the coupe’s rear wheels, with coupe GXP models receiving a limited slip differential.
Notably, the Pontiac Solstice Coupe was only produced for the final two model years, meaning 2009 and 2010. In fact, only about 1,200 units were sold, including both base and Solstice models.
|2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe||First model year|
|2010 Pontiac Solstice Coupe||Final model year|
The death of the Solstice – and, consequently, the Solstice Coupe – came during GM’s bankruptcy, which saw the end of Hummer, Saturn, and Pontiac brands altogether. Specifically, the selling of GM’s Wilmington Assembly plant in Delaware to Fisker Automotive was the nail in the coffin for the Solstice and its corporate twin, the Saturn Sky. Fisker would go on to use the site to produce the Fisker Karma, which rode on GM’s E-Flex vehicle platform and featured a hybrid system that utilized the same turbocharged 2.0-liter LNF engine that powered the Solstice GXP and Saturn Sky Red Line.
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Who says the Solstice isn’t a real performance car?
Including the Hummer H3 as well as the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks.