Originally Posted by DreamerDave
Great! :cheers In your brief sighting, did you like the look, overall? Could you make out if the back glass was flat?
From my memory, it looked flat - almost exactly like the european mule, like the rear view of the far one here - just a lot nicer, smoother, no visible flap like the one shown here.
The wheels looked exactly like the wheels on the production NAIAS solstice - we were only travelling about 15-20MPH in opposite directions, so I got a decent peek.
The overall look was immediately recognizable, definitlely distinctive, and very, very nice.
Originally Posted by Silverton64
Who could be driving the solstice, if it's not out yet?
Presumably the GM engineers doing the system tuning, from engine calibration, to brake, windnoise, ride and handling, all of those systems that have to come together to make a car.
They can't do all their work on the GM Proving Ground - it is necessary to drive the car in the real world and find out how it is in everyday driving.
Those of us that travel through and live around the GM Proving Ground see vehicles like this all the time. I've seen HHR's, C6 corvettes (even a convertible or two), Solstices. A healthy number of SSR's and Hummer H2's, once they were shown at autoshows but before they went into production. Hardly ever see a vehicle that has not been announced, though, or if I do it's heavily camo'd.