A Pontiac Solstice just set a new track record for the fastest lap at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. Piloted by 18-year-old Andrew Aquilante, the Solstice won its first Showroom Stock B (SSB) race and managed a record-setting lap time of 1:03:930. "Lime Rock rewards nimbleness, agility and braking over outright power," said John Heinricy of GM Performance Division. "With strong early performances, the Pontiac Solstice is demonstrating it will be a tough competitor in SSB for years to come."
In its first two outings (May 6 at New Hampshire and May 28 at Nelson Ledges) the Solstice finished Third and Fourth respectively, while setting the fastest lap time in each race. At Nelson Ledges, the Solstice's fastest lap (1:18:811) set a new track record for the SSB class.
Developed by GM Performance Division, the Club Sport package features the standard five-speed manual transmission, antilock brakes (ABS), a limited-slip differential, an improved power steering cooler and FE3 suspension. The FE3 suspension will be standard on the upcoming '07 Pontiac Solstice GXP. Looks like the GXP will be a lot more than just another pretty face.