Official presentation of the Solstice GXP will be at the 2006 NAIAS show in Detroit. Also, the Sky redline will be making it's debut as well.psycho-squirrel said:What he said :agree:
The images are licensed so I won't cut and paste them here.
But it does show close ups of the engine, yes, hood up, on one of the test mules.
Dual exhausts look to be standard for the GXP/HiPo Solstice, 240 HP, maybe a 6 speed (fingers crossed), revised front fascia (not sure what this will do to the car's gorgeous looks) and likely more weight and more money required to buy this version.
I hope GM has some sort of announcement or official unveiling of the GXP Solstice at SEMA in the fall, and declares when we can order/buy it. I am hoping for MY 2007 to arrive late 2006, but I wouldnt be surprised if it arrives in CY 2007.
I think a lot of people would like the 6-speed for an even taller OD gear for better fuel economy on the higheway.stonebreaker said:Assuming they can keep the VVT for the turbo version (why wouldn't you be able to keep it?), why would you need a 6 speed? The torque curve on this motor doesn't need 6 gears. And a turbo will just re-inforce that same torque curve.
Well, 5th gear is already .73, so the only option is really the .50 OD 6th gear (assuming they use the T56). With a 'standard' 26" tire diameter, that works out to roughly 42" of travel per engine rotation, which translates to about 1500 rpm at 60 mph. Even using the alternate .62 OD ratio on the T56, that still comes out to 1875 rpm at 60 mph, which is just about what my impala turned stock. I guess that would work. Now you've made me get out the Desktop Drag to see what happens before I can get back to work!brentil said:I think a lot of people would like the 6-speed for an even taller OD gear for better fuel economy on the higheway.