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Why would you want that. If you want a roadster buy a Solstice, if you want a wagon, create a whole new car and not force a design that clearly does not work on the Sol.
I thought the Solstice and the Nomad were both conceived to be built on Kappa?
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I thought the Solstice and the Nomad were both conceived to be built on Kappa?
They were. The Nomad was on a stretched platform that is said not to be production feasible. It's still a great idea, but I don't think GM understands just how badly people want RWD vehicles.

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post #20 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-03-2006, 04:55 PM
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Excellent find Drex
I wonder how much it would cost and how long it'd take to switch the trunk lid with the hardtop.
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No Friggin way!! This is the exact concept behind my hardtop idea!! Lucky for me they look to only be doing the station wagon look, mine will be a fastback. I can only imagine how heavy that thing would be, just look at all that glass! If they are going to be at the Detroit auto show then I am Definately going this year!

From a design and style standpoint I really like the looks of it, reminds me of the Nomad concept from a couple of years ago.

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You know, it's not like it's a NEW idea or anything... a hardtop that replaces the decklid.

We were talking about doing something similar WAY back before production started.

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sorry, I forgot to mention the sarcastic nature of my previous post. I see this version as a alternate option, if you dont like the factory removable hardtop or the stock soft top and your not too fond of the fastback there's always a station wagon! Soon enough we'll have all the bases covered.

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You know, it's not like it's a NEW idea or anything... a hardtop that replaces the decklid.

We were talking about doing something similar WAY back before production started.

https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=2689
I have never, ever seen a car that transforms from a roadster to a sport wagon. This is no ordinary run of the mill removeable hardtop. It's pretty damn cool if you ask me. Kind of resembles the Z3 coupe, wagon whatever it is. Solves the storage problem for road trips. Maybe if it had a targa top for open air driving and packing it full of stuff. Sure beats the luggage rack/trailer dilemma that has been going on.

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I just REALLY love the concept that stang and I had our minds set on, a full on decklid replacement that latches into the windshield and slopes back in a fastback style with a rear hatch to have access to the trunk. It's basically like owning the Solstice roadster AND the Solstice coupe without having to have 2 cars.

I can only hope somebody bites our idea and runs with it. I'm looking for the hatch to be styled as close to the top of the coupe concept as possible, with a rounded glass for the hatch. Also perhaps with a glass roof.

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I can only hope somebody bites our idea and runs with it. I'm looking for the hatch to be styled as close to the top of the coupe concept as possible, with a rounded glass for the hatch. Also perhaps with a glass roof.
Soon, very soon...

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I just REALLY love the concept that stang and I had our minds set on, a full on decklid replacement that latches into the windshield and slopes back in a fastback style with a rear hatch to have access to the trunk. It's basically like owning the Solstice roadster AND the Solstice coupe without having to have 2 cars.

I can only hope somebody bites our idea and runs with it. I'm looking for the hatch to be styled as close to the top of the coupe concept as possible, with a rounded glass for the hatch. Also perhaps with a glass roof.
The coupe idea is just plain better! Those Germans got nothing on us...except money... and a prototype.

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...and a prototype.
Acctually it looks like they photochopped a preproduction solstice. I dont read German but it doesn't specifically state that the car will be there. Also, it says that it is a design study so that is no promise of production.

I'm still going to take a look at their booth, this would be a really cool option! Imagine the number of different cars you could drive around in just by swapping roofs!! It's certainly a lot cheaper than buying multiple cars!

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