(from EDAG Press Release) In its first-ever appearance at the Detroit Motor Show, EDAG will exhibit two show cars as proof of its competence when it comes to innovative development solutions, including small series production.
A world premiere will be the display of the Pontiac Solstice in a hardtop version. The American sports convertible comes from the factory with a cloth top which disappears under a flap in the back when retracted. The EDAG designers have designed a special hardtop, including a new boot flap, for the Solstice which not only puts a solid roof over the driver’s head, but also gives the car a completely new appearance. Inspired by the Pontiac Safari station wagons of the 1950s and 1960s, the EDAG designers have come up with a dynamic, elegant and contemporary variant of a sports estate.
Unlike many of you, I really like it. It gives a number of options to the owners that people have wanted for years. A fun car to drive with acres of storage coupled with the ability to morph back into a roaster with a little planning. It solves the long trip storage dilemma without making the owner really give up anything long term.
I like the Nomad look and it would make a nice complement to my 57.
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