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                                                                        2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP
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        Pontiac ’s product resurgence zooms forward with the introduction of the 2007 Solstice GXP, the performance version of its in-demand Solstice roadster, at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show.

“The Solstice GXP pushes the production Solstice to the next level with a 47-percent boost in horsepower, and demonstrates how GM is working on all fronts to build and sell exciting products for diverse audiences,” said Mark LaNeve, General Motors North America vice president of Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing.
      Engine                                      Turbocharged Ecotec Inline-4
      HP    260 HP@ 5300 rpm
      Displacement     1998 cc (112 cu. in.)
      Torque    260 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
      Weight    2948 lb
      Acceleration 0-60  mph        5.5 Sec.
      Top speed    --
      Driveline    Rear Wheel Drive
      Price (approx)    --

From its 2002 auto show introduction to an early-order program that sold 1,000 cars in 41 minutes, the Pontiac Solstice has always invoked a passionate response from customers. Now, Pontiac is taking the vehicle’s combination of sensuous styling and driving exhilaration to a new level with the announcement of the turbocharged 2007 Solstice GXP.

  The heart of the Solstice GXP is the Ecotec 2.0-liter turbo engine, GM’s first direct injection offering in North America . It produces 260 horsepower (194 kw) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 Nm),* making it GM’s highest specific output engine ever, at 2.1 horsepower per cubic inch of displacement (130 hp / 97 kw per liter), and the most powerful production engine in the Ecotec family.

As with other members of GXP family, the Solstice GXP provides a number of standard features not available on the base model, including:

  • Unique front and rear fascias
  • High polish, dual-outlet exhaust
  • StabiliTrak vehicle stability enhancement system
  • 3.73 rear axle ratio
  • Interior refinements including unique GXP gauge cluster and Cobalt Red seat stitching

The GXP also comes standard with a number of features available as options on the base model, including:

  • Sport suspension system
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock
  • Limited-slip rear differential
  • Power window/locks/mirrors and remote keyless entry
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with accessory controls and cruise control
  • Driver information center
  • 18-inch polished aluminum wheels

Pontiac Dual cam phasing

The camshafts of the Ecotec 2.0-liter Turbo engine have phasers that support the continuously variable intake and exhaust valve timing. They also have cam position sensors, so that the engine control module can accurately control valve timing. The crankshaft and camshaft position sensors are digital. A new engine controller, specific to the engine, is used to sense and control the engine’s performance parameters

The 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP will be available in fall 2006. Pricing has not yet been established but
expected bout $4,000 to $5,000 above the base Solstice.

Other Pontiac Solstice GXP Specifications:

Gas Mileage: City: 20 MPG / Hwy: 27 MPG
Position: Front Engine
Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 Valves/Cyl w/ VVT
Ignition: Individual coil on plug
Fuel Delivery: Direct injection with a variable high pressure rail and electronic throttle control
Induction: Air-to-air intercooled dual scroll turbocharger system
Firing Order: 1-3-4-2
Fuel: Premium recommended but not required
Steering: Power rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio: 16.4:1
Turning Circle: 34.8 FT / 10.6 M
Materials: Welded galvanized steel enclosed central tunnel and hydroformed tube
Front Brakes: Ventilated Discs w/ ABS and ESC
Front Brake Size: 11.7 IN / 297 MM
Rear Brakes: Ventilated Discs w/ ABS and ESC
Rear Brake Size: 10.9 IN / 277 MM
Front Wheels: 18.0 x 8.0 IN / 45.7 x 20.3 CM
Rear Wheels: 18.0 x 8.0 IN / 45.7 x 20.3 CM
Front Tires: P245/45R18- Goodyear Eagle F1 GS2 96W
Rear Tires: P245/45R18- Goodyear Eagle F1 GS2 96W
Front Suspension: Independent short/long arm, with 33.3 mm stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: Independent short/long arm, with 25.4 mm stabilizer bar
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual