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GM will apparently have two official Solstices at SEMA.

One we've seen already as the Weekend Club Racer;
http://media.gm.com/us/gm/en/news/events/sema/05sema/brands/pontiac/solstice weekend racer.htm
For Release: October 30, 2005
PONTIAC SOLSTICE WEEKEND CLUB RACER

Pontiac ’s exciting new 2006 Solstice roadster is an exhilarating performance vehicle with the DNA of a pure sports car. A car this athletic is a natural candidate for the weekend amateur racer.

GM Performance Division built the Solstice Weekend Club Racer concept to showcase how a racing version of the car might be configured. This aggressive package would allow Solstice owners to compete in amateur track events with a minimum of upgrades. By competing in sanctioned, off-highway amateur events, Solstice owners can enjoy spirited driving in a safe environment – and the special components of the Weekend Club Racer concept would let them experience the car’s maximum performance.

The most noticeable changes are external, starting with a removable hard top. The concept top makes a bold styling statement and transforms the Solstice into an enclosed car, which is what many amateur and professional racing classes demand.

A new larger rear wing dominates the view most competitors will see – the tail of the Solstice. Front and rear fascias were modified, and new rocker panels, complete with molded-in rear brake cooling ducts, were fabricated. An air extractor-style hood helps keep the engine compartment cool. Aggressive five-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels and matching tires – Goodyear Eagle F1 255/45ZR18’s – aid both performance and eye appeal. The whole package sports a custom bronze paint job.

Some interior upgrades were made in keeping with the car’s performance nature. The execution of the interior trim and colors reflects a race-inspired, Ebony Suede theme, including the IP top pad, center console and door panel inserts. Also complementing the Ebony Suede appointments is a carbon fiber trim bezel that surrounds the gauges and wraps around the center console. Sparco racing seats were recovered to match the Solstice upholstery, and the underside of the new hard top was trimmed to match the rest of the interior.

Power comes from a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 325 horsepower (242 kw). A cat-back performance exhaust system enhances engine performance and provides a sporty exhaust note. A T-2 race suspension package was added, along with larger diameter disc brakes.

Vehicle Highlights

* Removable hard top
* 18-inch aluminum wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 255/45ZR18 tires
* Large-diameter performance brakes
* 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 325 hp (242 kw)
* T-2 race suspension
* Modified front and rear fascias
* Large rear decklid wing
* Air extractor hood
* Custom rocker panels
* Sparco racing seats
* Cat-back exhaust system with custom chrome tips
* Custom bronze paint

The other will be the green accessories car seen in varios shows that displays the car accessories.
http://media.gm.com/us/gm/en/news/events/sema/05sema/brands/pontiac/05_SEMA_Pontiac_Solstice Accessorized.htm
For Release: October 30, 2005
PONTIAC SOLSTICE ACCESSORIZED

Pontiac ’s new 2006 Solstice roadster pegs the fun meter with its exciting performance, sleek styling and intimate driving experience. A low seating position provides turbulence-free open-air motoring in the driver-oriented cockpit. High style is matched by high function and value. GM Accessories took a production Solstice and installed available exterior and performance accessories to showcase how simple additions can make this great roadster even better. Available GM Accessories for the Solstice include 18-inch wheels, a tonneau cover, front end cover, suspension package and an air induction kit.

Vehicle Highlights

* Suspension package
* 18-inch aluminum wheels
* Tonneau cover
* Front end cover
* Air induction kit
* Borla cat-back exhaust system
* Body-color splash guards
 

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Current rumor is ~250HP for the production level version. Since this is a SEMA car they really don't have to abide by road legal standards so the engine might produce 325HP but I bet it's missing the CAT and the engine doesn't comply to emmisions standards in this early form. However given time I bet they can get more power from the engine then they currently are rumored to be getting.
 

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So we are back to a 2.0L Turbocharged? I can't wait until they release the specs at NAIAS....
 

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Current rumor is ~250HP for the production level version. Since this is a SEMA car they really don't have to abide by road legal standards so the engine might produce 325HP but I bet it's missing the CAT and the engine doesn't comply to emmisions standards in this early form. However given time I bet they can get more power from the engine then they currently are rumored to be getting.
It says CAT back exahust so I think it has them, plus if this is an SCCA concept you have to run a CAT in most classes.
 
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