The Solstice GXP shifting was always sloppy because you lose too much RPMs in between gears making the car wobble if you are slow on the draw. It was always an effort to move the shifter with my entire arm to shift faster. Now I can shift faster and a whole lot quicker with a flick of the wrist. It makes shifting crisp also reminding me of driving my Miata. There is a louder than stock mechanical thunk coming from underneath though when shifting with the engine off, but that noise is absent when the engine is on. The short shifter makes the engine drive faster because you can engage the transmission quicker and truly make it drive sportier.
Reviewed by: Conrad Montilla from San Antonio.