When Pontiac showed the Solstice roadster and coupe concepts at the 2002 Detroit auto show, the roadster received the green light and hit the market for the 2006 model year. In contrast, it has taken the production Solstice coupe six years to emerge, finally, at the New York auto show.The 2009 coup…
Can you say E-type?
The Solstice is a beautifully balanced chassis with an appropriate amount of power from the GXP engine. Far more flingable than MX5. If the Coupe allows enough headroom for six-footers and decent cargo space under the hatch compared to the silly demi-trunk in the Solstice convertible, this could finally be the replacement for the ’78 Datsun 280Z I retired a few years ago. Now, smooth out the shifter and improve the gauge cluster sight lines through the steering wheel and this car will actually deserve five helmets.