The Pontiac Solstice may have had its fair share of shortcomings, but it was also proof that it’s a lot easier to get people to overlook your faults if you’re good-looking. And while we wouldn’t say the Solstice GXP was underpowered, at least for the 2000s, we wouldn’t exactly have complained if Pontiac had been able to give it more power. Perhaps that would have happened if the Solstice had survived long enough to earn a redesign, but GM murdered Pontiac before that could happen, so these days, if 260 hp isn’t enough, you have to look at the aftermarket.
In this case, the aftermarket didn’t just crank up the turbo boost. Instead, this 2006 Pontiac Solstice has been given a whole new engine — a supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 to be more specific. Now, to be fair, this isn’t the first V8-swapped Solstice that we’ve seen. Just last year, an LS2-powered Solstice showed up at a Mecum auction, but that one only made 400 hp. According to the seller, this Solstice makes closer to 600 hp. Which is more, and more is always better.
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