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Less is best

Frederica Elbourne
Saturday, December 22, 2012

THOSE whose second nature adapts easily with mathematical formulae and equations will know what's special about the 2007 Pontiac Solstice SD 290.

In lay man's terms, less is best. Or, travel light if you want to go faster. And that's just what the concept is for the Pontiac SD 290.

Designed for loners who find socialising a serious challenge, the one seater Pontiac Solstice SD 290, was built by tossing out everything that did not resemble a racing car, www.insideline.com said.

The car makers chucked out the luxuries such as the convertible top, windshield wipers, climate control system, the side glass and even the windshield.

"Tuba!", the locals would say of such a dramatic scenario.

Then the Pontiac guys covered the passenger seat area with a custom-built hard tonneau cover and put a dinky little windscreen in front of the driver, reducing the car's aerodynamic drag, www.insideline.com said.

Throw in a new front fascia, a vented hood, front fenders with ventilation gills, a rollover bar and a rear spoiler, and there you are. Finish it all off in Competition Red, and the result is a Solstice speedster that looks long and sleek in a way the production car never has," www.insideline.com said.

Inside, there is a Pegasus gauge package for the center console, a four-point seatbelt harness and chrome-plated fire extinguisher, www.insideline.com said.

"The chrome plating is critical because when your car is on fire, you want to make sure everyone sees that your extinguisher is shiny.

"The letters "SD" are legendary among Pontiac fiends who remember the 1973 and 1974 Firebird Trans Am Super Duty."