on another forum, i offered a theory on the differences of opinion. its possible that since so many reviewers were testing the two mules at the same time, that some of them drove one car and the others drove the second mule. the two mules may have had significant differences in the cabin. the first mule could have been cramped, which they rectified when they built mule #2. it would also explain why some mags reported the car at 85% complete and others at 75%.2KWK4U said:Well, I think Autoweek published just the opposite, stating that tall guys would feel comfortable with all the legroom. I'm not sure how two reviewers can drive the same car and arrive at two different conclusions.
The following quote is from this article:
"Solstice's larger size was welcomed when getting behind the wheel. At a bit more than six feet tall, we had no problem finding a comfortable driving position with decent legroom and great shoulder room. At no time did we feel cramped or uncomfortable"
And now for Car & Driver's take, found on the second page of this article:
"There also seemed to be a shortage of longitudinal space in the cockpit. If things remain as they are, anyone over six feet tall is going to feel cramped, although the Solstice team says it will gain some fore-and-aft room when the production rear bulkheads are in place."
So there you have it. It sounds like C&D's opinion may even change if the promised additional fore-and-aft room is gained in the finalized production car.
Should be pretty easy to mod. There are cars on the "import" drag racing circuits making 1,000 hp with ecotec engines as their baselines. Also, cars like the Solstice tend to get loads of aftermarket support. I wouldn't be surprised to see mods available specifically for the Solstice before the car itsself even hits showroom floors.MaKaVeLi said:i was also wondering if this car will be easy to mod 170 hp is kinda small..