but this is the first time, I have seen that door switch on the insert...someone probably ran another switch from the original, giving ergonomically access.
I disagree. I don't think Car & Driver Magazine would take a picture of someone's personal modified
car and post it on their website as an article example of the vehicle. They're more apt to use stock photograpy from GM or have taken their own pics.
Here's another shot from the same segment. There's a red
CHMSL, like on the Opel & Solstice and the manufacturer's license plate. It looks like the antenna was airburshed out (cuz it ain't there) but on zooming in, there's what looks to be a post for it, just in a slightly different location that on the actual car.
This one also shows a different placement of the GM chicklet:
(The Pontiac Solstice Book also shows similar placement of a larger plate in the same area on pg. 127)
If u look at the fuel gage, it is white (or a glare)...the original cars had black fuel gages.
Yes, that's a glare.
Steering wheel controls in this picture...the original cars, they were flush. These r raised.
I dunno. I've zoomed into this pic and they look flush to me. I have the raised ones and on mine there's definition around the buttons making them raised, which this one's doesn't appear to have.
And to stir the pot a little more... here's a stock photo from GMInsiderNews.com, also showing the weird "mystery" door button and chrome overlays on the steering wheel controls: