- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 9, 2006

TURBOCHARGED SOLSTICE: Pontiac is taking the Solstice’s combination of sensuous styling and driving exhilaration to a new level with the announcement of the turbocharged 2007 Solstice GXP. Its heart is the Ecotec 2.0-liter turbo engine. It produces 260 horsepower and 260 foot-pounds of torque, making it GM’s highest specific output engine ever, at 2.1 horsepower per cubic inch of displacement (130 horsepower per liter), and the most powerful production engine in the Ecotec family.

DETROIT DEBUT: Audi has taken the wraps off a study car by the name of

Roadjet Concept at the North American International Automobile Show.

This vehicle blends the latest evolutionary stage of Audi’s formal idiom

with an entirely new space concept. The drive technology is a

new departure: a 300-horsepower 3.2-liter FSI engine, innovative

concepts producing an unprecedented synthesis of performance and

efficiency. In conjunction with a longitudinally installed engine, the

Audi Roadjet Concept is the first model to feature the sporty 7-speed

Direct Shift Gearbox.

Detroit debut

At the recent Detroit auto show, Audi introduced a study car by the name of Roadjet Concept. The drive technology is a new departure. A 300-horsepower 3.2-liter engine sends power to the sporty seven-speed Direct Shift Gearbox.


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