Designed to evoke the emotions of classic sports cars, the Pontiac Solstice SD-290 race concept captures the purposeful design of vintage racecars. The design is dramatic, featuring a passenger cockpit tonneau cover and a driver windscreen, creating a pure racecar that looks ready to take the checkered flag even while sitting on the starting grid.

Aerodynamics have been improved and the SD-290’s weight reduced with the removal of the windshield, side glass, window regulator, convertible top, climate system and windshield wiper system. Complementing the design are new side fender gill panels, a new hood with heat extracting grilles and a competition red paint scheme.

Backing up the race-ready appearance is the available Club Sport Z0K suspension package and an all-business cockpit filled with auxiliary gauges, a roll bar and racing seat.

Vehicle highlights:

  • Pontiac Solstice SD-290 race concept
  • 2.0L Ecotec direct-injected and turbocharged generating 290 horsepower
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Weight reduction through installation of driver-side only windscreen and elimination of door glass/hardware, convertible top/hardware, HVAC system and wiper system
  • Solo Performance cat-back exhaust system with center-mounted outlet
  • KW Automotive coil-over suspension package
  • Three-piston aluminum calipers with 13-inch rotors from Stainless Steel Brake Company
  • Forged 19-inch wheels with Hoosier R6 racing tires
  • New front fascia, grille inserts, hood and front fenders, leading to better aerodynamics
  • Passenger-side hard tonneau cover
  • Competition red exterior color
  • Rear spoiler
  • Tinted headlamp lenses
  • Removable racing-style steering wheel
  • Racing seat with four-point safety harness
  • Chrome fire extinguisher
  • Pegasus center console gauge package
  • Driver’s roll bar


SOURCE: Pontiac