Irmscher GT i40: An Opel GT With V8 Power

Who says the Germans are always hung up on Bruce? Sure, the press release we just received from German tuning house Irmscher says "Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail" at the bottom; but the body of the message has an entirely different tone. Forget the standard weaksauce Ecotec 4-pot; it seems… » 2/26/08 9:45am 2/26/08 9:45am

A Cobra for Care Bears: Mallett V8 Pitbull Solstice

Ever since Maximum Bob took the wraps off his Solstice gearheads nationwide, as they are wont to do, have been dreaming about shoving a V8 under the bonnet. Of course the fact that the right wheel drive Solstice is built off the C6's frame rails might have had something to do with that. Mallet Cars, Ltd. was the… » 5/03/07 2:00pm 5/03/07 2:00pm

A Bit of Fiddling: Michael Jonas' Mallett Solstice

We heard a rumor from somebody that Chuck Mallett was going to premiere an absolutely obscene GM Kappa-platform vehicle at SEMA. (Okay, we heard it from Chuck himself.) This isn't it. What it is is Stainless Steel Brakes' Michael Jonas' LS2-powered Solstice, fresh from Mallett's shop. With a claimed 0-60 time of 4.4… » 9/11/06 4:00pm 9/11/06 4:00pm

The Mallett Solstice V8: Are We in Love Yet?

Sure, the Pontiac Solstice is an attractive roadster in bone-stock trim (um, where the heck its it already?), but its Miata-fighting Ecotec powertrain leaves us a little, er, clammy. That's why when we heard the boys at GM aftermarket juicer Mallett Cars was putting an LS2 into Pontiac's two-seater, we did a little… » 12/16/05 9:54am 12/16/05 9:54am