Pontiac Reveals Solstice Targa

pontiac reveals solstice targa

The best and worst aspects of Pontiac's Solstice roadster are that it's a convertible and that it's a convertible (yes, I said this before). With the embargo expiring at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, the first press day of the NY Auto Show, the bloggers with pictures (not us, we would have just posted them when we got them) have revealed to the world the new Solstice Targa. It's a hardtop, it's a convertible, it's a targa. The center roof panel, in either solid material or fabric lifts out for a more convertible-resembling experience. If you think of it as a convertible, it totally sucks. However, if you think of it as a coupe that happens to have a nice large sunroof (a la the Corvette), then it makes a lot more sense. I just hope that the hardtop fits in the trunk and allows space for a packet of gum or other luggage. Somehow I doubt it. Everything else remains unchanged, and we'll have live shots throughout the day.

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  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Mar 19, 2008

    Nice looking car. Good idea. While I like the targa-less wind, it looks even better with the top on. Keep going Pontiac and I might buy one (on the used market of course).

  • Frontline Frontline on Mar 19, 2008

    This is a sharp little car for 225,000 less than a Alfa Romeo 8C.

  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Mar 19, 2008

    Looked at the pictures again and that little car is REALLY sweet. Let's hope the real car is as good looking as the pictures. I can't see any reason to bash Pontiac or GM over this car if it is at least durable b/c it is not a badge-engineered version of something all of the other divisions sell (though there might be a Saturn version eventually). Likely fuel efficient, prob fun to drive, great to look at, etc. YAY GM! I'll see you on the used market maybe...

  • Foolish Foolish on Mar 19, 2008

    The problem with the trunk on the drop-top is the huge "hump" in the middle of what would otherwise be a decent-sized trunk. I'm guessing this hump contains the gas tank and the rear diff. Making a targa out of it doesn't change that packaging problem, so when you open the hatch on this thing, there's still no room. Sad, really, but kind of unavoidable it seems.

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