About Pontiac Solstice GXP
General Motors planned to make only 7,000 units of the Pontiac Solstice for its first year but sold that number in the first 10 days of availability. With a runaway hit on its hand, the automaker promptly introduced the Pontiac Solstice GXP the very next year. The Solstice GXP is a high-performance version of the standard Solstice, and it is remarkable for a number of reasons. First, the 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine in the GXP produces 260 horsepower, making it the most power-efficient engine in GM history. Secondly, the GXP is the first American car to use a direct injection gasoline engine. That engine takes the Pontiac Solstice GXP from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. To keep the sports car on even keel, there is a special traction control system, a limited-slip differential, and an anti-lock brake system. The 18-inch Pontiac Solstice GXP wheels come with summer tires and can take the brunt of the optional engine output upgrade that bestows the car with 30 more horsepower. With the Pontiac brand defunct, the Solstice GXP is the last true roadster from that GM division. Fortunately, you can always keep yours on the road with the large inventory of Pontiac Solstice GXP parts on eBay.