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WHAT A CONCEPT; Less than three years in the making, Solstice gives Pontiac-and GM-a much needed shot in the arm.(Product/Service Evaluation)

WHAT A CONCEPT; Less than three years in the making, Solstice gives Pontiac-and GM-a much needed shot in the arm.(Product/Service Evaluation)

Hart, Roger

Byline: ROGER HART Ever since it was revealed at the 2002 Detroit show, the Pontiac Solstice has been more than just a car for General Motors. Brainchild of GM’s then-new product czar Bob Lutz, the two-seater became an experiment for how quickly the automotive giant could conceive a car that would ignite the public’s interest, and then bring it to market. Shortly after the show car was given the green light for production, the Solstice became the project everyone within GM was looking at. To everyone’s best recollection-and despite a well-publicized delay late in the process- …