PONTIAC SOLSTICE REVIVED AS TAURO SPORT SPIDER
Spaniards unwittingly resurrect the spirit of TVR, via the Pontiac Solstice and a Chevy V8
As the name implies, Tauro Sport Auto has thrown away the old Ecotec four-cylinder engine, in favour of an altogether more delicious LS3 V8, whose 6.2 litres will deliver 440hp, 480hp, 530hp and even 650hp.
Considering the car weighs in at just over 1,200kg, that should make more pretty swift performance, delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or optional auto. Tauro will fit chunkier suspension and bigger brakes to the V8 Spider than that found in the original Solstice, though we do doubt whether that will be enough to tame the power.