Found this little tidbit in the November Motor Trend. It could be Motor Trend trying to force GM's hand or an insight to a potential Super Solstice. It's no secret that Pontiac has wanted a Corvette for the past 40 years. If the Solstice can remain a darling of the press and the public for a few more years, I could see a V8 coupe becoming a reality and Pontiac fulfilling a longtime dream.
Motor Trend 11/05 (p.26) said:A V-8 also is reportedly on the agenda for the Pontiac Solstice. We've been assured by a senior GM exec that a V-8 will fit between the chassis rails. Sounds like a recipe for a 21st-cetury Cobra.