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First Thousand Pontiac Solstices
Ordered In Minutes

2006 Pontiac Solstice



17th April, 2005


One thousand lucky driving enthusiasts are looking forward to receiving an exclusive version of the new Pontiac Solstice roadster after being first in line to participate in a special promotion announced on American television on Thursday night (local time). Only 41 minutes were required to sell out of the specially-badged "First 1,000" Solstices.

"With the great response we've seen to the design and performance features being offered in our new Pontiacs, we were expecting many customers to jump at the chance to order one of the first Solstices," said John Larson, general manager of Buick-Pontiac-GMC. "But we were thrilled that we achieved such amazing results so quickly."

Orders were received from more than 650 dealers in 47 states. Additionally, more than 4,000 customers have asked to be placed on the wait list for one of the exclusive vehicles.

The Solstice early order programme will continue through to Sunday, 24th April. Although the exclusive "First 1,000" cars have been ordered, Pontiac dealers have an additional allotment of Solstices available for pre-order during this period.



2006 Pontiac Solstice





2006 PONTIAC SOLSTICE PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS

General

Body/chassis structure:

spaceframe

Body material:

hydroform/stamped steel

Chassis material:

aluminium/steel

Suspension

Front:

SLA w/coil-over, monotube shock

Rear:

SLA w/coil-over, monotube shock

Wheels (in):

18 x 8.5 aluminium

Tyres

Front:

P245/45R18

Rear:

P245/45R18

Tyre brand:

Goodyear

Brakes:

4-wheel disc w/ ABS option

Dimensions

Height (in / mm):

50.2 / 1274

Length (in / mm):

157.2 / 3994

Width (in / mm):

71.6 / 1819

Wheelbase (in / mm):

95.1 / 2415

Track (in / mm)

Front:

60.5 / 1537

Rear:

61.2 / 1555

Weight (lb / kg):

2860 / 1300 (estimated)

Powertrain

Engine:

2.4L DOHC I-4 Ecotec (LE5)

Displacement (cu in / cc):

145 / 2400

Horsepower (hp / kw) @ rpm:

170 / 127 @ 6400

Torque (lb-ft / Nm) @ rpm:

170 / 230 @ 4400

Transmission:

MW5 Aisin 5-speed manual



Read our previous article, from January 2004, on the Pontiac Solstice, here.





2006 Pontiac Solstice



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