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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Pontiac Red Bull Solstice GXP?

Rhys Millen

Rhys Millen isn’t good at going straight.

Rhys Millen is good, however, at going sideways. And he’s good at doing it very, very, very quickly.

Lucky for Rhys, there are two driving sports that don’t require much forward momentum: drifting and hill climbing. And also lucky for Rhys, he’s a god of both.

Why then did he give up his tire frying V8 powered GTO that was given to him to conquer the hills and slides with?

Because Pontiac made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Would you turn down a 500 hp turbocharged roadster?

Didn’t think so.

Rhys’ new GXP uses the 2.0 liter ECOtec engine that comes from the factory, but it’s been tweaked and tuned to produce over 500 horsepower thanks to turbocharging and a host of other go fast goodies (thick-wall iron cylinder liners, a race-ported cylinder head, tubular stainless steel exhaust headers, a performance camshaft, a unique engine control system and a water to air intercooled turbocharger).

Rear-wheel driven, Red Bull painted, six-speed shifted Pontiac Solstice GXP that runs off of E85 ethanol-based fuel (it’s good for the environment too)?

Yes please.

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Supra-LeMans?

Supra-LeMans

So you’re living in Germany, you’ve been given a slightly beat up 1972 Pontiac LeMans as part of a video game promotion, and you have access to a turbo’d Mark III Supra engine. What do you do? You combine the two of course.

Supra-LeMans Engine

Ralf Becker is the man behind this mash-up monster, and though it’s in rough project form right now, it’s not hard to imagine the potential. Redline burnouts and blow-off valves anyone?

[Chromjuwelen.com]

[Via: Hemmings Auto Blog]

[Via: Autoblog]