Click above for high-res live shots of the 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe
Pontiac’s Bob Lutz and music artist 50-Cent presented the new 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe with music, lights and much fanfare. They sold the 2009 Solstice GXP Coupe on its performance, economical pricing and luxury interior.
As reported by Autoblog:
A self-effacing and impeccably dressed Bob Lutz took shots at the old Pontiac during the live reveal of the 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe. Busting on the arrowhead’s former taste for cladding and Iron Dukes in the “excitement” product line, Lutz confidently strode alongside a silver 2009 Solstice GXP Coupe as it rolled out amidst fanfare provided by the Young Lords. Strobe lights flashed, music blared – it was like catching the last act of Kimmel, complete with Pontiac Garage signage. The Solstice Coupe replaces the world’s flimsiest soft-top setup with a composite targa panel. 50-Cent also made an appearance and touted the performance of the GXP-trim Solstice, saying “It’s faster than a Porsche Boxster. For $30,000… pick this one, not that one,” while pointing at the Porsche display. The look of the Solstice Coupe is definitely zoomy – think of a C3 Corvette left in the dryer too long and you get the idea. Inside, the feeling is perhaps slightly less claustrphobic, but the general low-budget interior continues, though the GXP on the stand was wearing leather on the seats. The price of entry will still be a bargain when you look at the style it buys (official pricing hasn’t been announced) – and the Coupe may even have enough trunk for an overnight bag.
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Originally by Dan Roth from Autoblog on March 19, 2008, 5:46am