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What Are the Lumps Behind the Seats in Solstice?

Why does the Solstice car have those 2 lumps on the back of the car, one behind the driver's seat and one behind the passenger's seat? Is there a purpose for them?

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By Jacquelyn Valentine from Walker, LA

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July 6, 20090 found this helpful

In addition to help with aerodynamics, it is also a styling reminiscent of much older Formula One and other open-wheel race cars. Some older sports cars had the style as well.

If you look around at the US auto stylings, they are trying to reinvent the brands a bit by bringing back the old - GM cars are well known for that but the styles of the 60s has made appearances in Fords and Dodge vehicles as well.

I can only guess that GM decided to bring back the stylings of Formula One although they aren't well known for race cars of that era in Europe.

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July 7, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks so much! I'd never seen that before, and it puzzled me when I saw one over the weekend.

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