We got a peek at the Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe
concept at the New York Auto Show
, but with the death of the Kappa platform basically a done deal we didn't think we'd see much more of it. It appears GM Performance Parts still likes the idea of a closed Solstice, though, and they're bringing their version of a GXP Coupe to the SEMA
show this week.
GMPP has bumped up the output from the 2.0-liter Ecotec to 290 HP via intake tweaks, a performance cat-back exhaust and a Stage 2 tuning kit. Lowered and firmed-up suspension sits beneath, and the package is finished off with a Hydro Blue racing stripe. We've liked the idea of a Solstice coupe since we saw the first one — it's too bad chances are slim we'll ever see one in showrooms. We'll bring you shots from the SEMA show floor starting later today. [GM via eGMCarTech]