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From autoweek.com

Pontiac Solstice not approved, but spy shots suggest it may be close

By BOB GRITZINGER


DESPITE THIS FULL-COLOR evidence to the contrary, Pontiac officials still say General Motors product planners have yet to give the green light to the Solstice roadster. “We still don’t have an approved program,” says a spokesperson.

Since unveiling the highly acclaimed Solstice concept at the 2002 Detroit show, GM has been struggling with ways to make a competitive yet affordable front-engine, rear-wheel-drive two-seat sports car. Those efforts gained momentum in May when GM’s British subsidiary Vauxhall revealed its VX Lightning roadster concept (AW, May 26), a production-ready showpiece that sources said would also provide the underpinnings for the next Opel Speedster as well as the Solstice.




Power for the sports car will likely come from a supercharged 240-hp version of GM’s 2.2-liter Ecotec inline four-cylinder engine.

Nobody is saying it, but considering the road-readiness of the Pontiac sports car shown here, we anticipate GM is gearing up for a production announcement at the Detroit show in January.
 

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I have not read too much about this car, but I guess this is ment to be an S2000 fighter. 240 HP, RWD, convertible, sporty... I wonder what the price will be for the Solstice, compared to somewhat pricey S2000.
My guess is that they will try and price it in the $24-26K range. They would sell a lot of them at that price.
 
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