Wild-Ass Rumor Of The Day: Delorean Plus Solstice Equals…?
The new Delorean Motor Company is apparently exploring the possibility of buying GM’s Wilmington Kappa plant and building a Pontiac Solstice GXP-based sportscar there. The firm released the rendering above, and the following post via Facebook:
What if John DeLorean were still alive? Some of his greatest automotive accomplishments were at Pontiac, and now the Solstice is a new car without a brand, and DeLorean is brand without a new car…
JZD always said that the best memories of his automotive career were at Pontiac, and that connection between JZD and Pontiac is probably one of the better known associations among car enthusiasts
DeLorean VP James Espey tells Jalopnik. Which is apparently all the motivation it takes to launch a new sportscar based on a proven dud, and built at an ancient factory. Given that this is being spun as the ghost of JZD’s attempt to resuscitate Pontiac from beyond the grave, I think it’s fair to draw a few conclusions about where Mr DeLorean is spending the afterlife.
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