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post #1 of 42 Old 10-06-2009, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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DeLorean to save the Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe


With the death of Pontiac and now Saturn, GMs rear-wheel-drive based Kappa-platform has been left to die until now. According to our friends at Jalopnik, DeLorean Motor Company is planning on using the Kappa-platform for its upcoming car.

JZD always said that the best memories of his automotive career were at Pontiac, and that connection between JZD and Pontiac is probably one of the better known associations among car enthusiasts, said James Espey, Vice President of the DeLorean Motor Company.

The company has released drawings of a new model based on the Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe. The move could put several hundred people back to work at the Wilmington plant.

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hmmmmm....interesting.

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I love the DMC-12... That would be awesome if delorean started making cars again

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I love the DMC-12... That would be awesome if delorean started making cars again
The REAL DeLorean Motor Company went defunct over 2 decades ago. The DeLorean Motor Company of today mainly just rebuilds DMC-12's using never-used parts (new old stock, they call it) or repro parts.

While it's still badass that someone is keeping the Solstice alive..it's important to point out to people that the DMC of today isn't the DMC of John DeLorean.

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The REAL DeLorean Motor Company went defunct over 2 decades ago. The DeLorean Motor Company of today mainly just rebuilds DMC-12's using never-used parts (new old stock, they call it) or repro parts.

While it's still badass that someone is keeping the Solstice alive..it's important to point out to people that the DMC of today isn't the DMC of John DeLorean.

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I know.... If they keep the solstice alive will it still be called a Pontiac or a DMC Solstice

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Probably DMC *namehere*.
They'd probably have to pay out the ass to be able to call it a Pontiac.



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DeLorean's website was updated with a link on its mainpage to this:
http://www.newdelorean.com/
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EDIT: This was posted on the DMC's facebook page:
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What if John DeLorean were still alive? Some of his greatest automotive accomplishments were at Pontiac, and now the Solstice is a new car without a brand, and DeLorean is brand without a new car...




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hmmmmm....interesting.
The car is great, do you think so?
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To be honest, the Solstice does look like the DMC 12 after 20yrs of R&D and redesign.

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If they made a coupe version with gullwing doors..I'd shat myself.
Even moreso if they made it rear-engine.
But probably not.



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