2008 Pontiac Solstice with a Supercharged LS3 V8

2008 Pontiac Solstice with a Supercharged LS3 V8

Shawn Whittington Jr’s 2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP was built and tuned by Dave Gilbert at Performance Autowerks in Plainfield, Illinois. A hole in the hood shows off a supercharged 6.2 L LS3 V8 that makes 589 horsepower and 596 lb-ft of torque to the wheels. The engine features an Edelbrock E-Force supercharger, Brian Tooley Racing … Read more

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Erben Engineering’s Opel GT Track Monster

Erben Engineering's Opel GT with LS3 V8

Erben Engineering, located in Gro├čen Buseck, Germany, completed their Opel GT project we first mentioned back in March. The goal was to build a serious track car and it appears they achieved it. They started with a Opel GT (Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky) and replaced the factory 2.0L Ecotec with a 6.2L LS3 V8. Then they … Read more

2JZ Powered Pontiac Solstice

Pontiac Solstice with a 2JZ

Here we have an individual doing a swap for the pure satisfaction of doing it. Why add a 2JZ into a Pontiac Solstice? Because no one has done it. One positive is the 2JZ mounts directly bolt to the Solstice body mounts. Also the factory transmission will bolt directly to a 1JZ-GTE R154 bellhousing. The … Read more

Thomson Automotive’s Solstice from Hell

The Solstice from hell was dreamed up by Thomson Automotive founder Brian Thomson. The goal was to shoved a huge powerful engine in the 2,800 pound coupe and keep all the drivability of the factory setup. Under the hood you will find an upgraded 7.0L LSX V8. Oliver rods and Diamond pistons replaced factory engine … Read more