The 2023 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is an American automobile built and produced by Pontiac from 1967 to 2002 model years. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was designed as a pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang, the vehicle was introduced on February 23, 1967, five months after the platform-sharing Camaro of GM’s Chevrolet division. This also coincided with the release of Ford’s 1967 Mercury Cougar, a high-end, platform-sharing version of the Mustang.
The 2023 Firebird Trans Am was a special package for the Firebird, typically making minor appearance changes such as custom hoods, spoilers, fog lights, and wheels, in addition to upgrading handling, suspension, and horsepower. Four different generations were produced between 1969 and 2002. These cars are built on the F-body platform, which is also shared by the Chevrolet Camaro. Despite its call, the Trans Am turned into now not the first of all users inside the Trans Am Series as its smallest engine exceeded the SCCA’s 5-liter displacement limit.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA
The 2023 Trans Am Gran Turismo Americano (GTA) was an option package found on the Firebird Trans Am that added gold 16-inch diamond-spoke alloy wheels, a monochrome paint scheme, and custom cloisonne GTA badges. GTA become the brainchild of former Pontiac advertising manager Lou Wassel. It became supposed to be the “remaining” Trans Am and was the maximum luxurious Firebird available. The Firebird GTA hardware pack officially went on sale in 1987 and got rid of the throttle tax thanks to its lightweight PW 16-inch gold cross-laced wheels.
The high-performance WS6 suspension package has also been returned to deliver a more harmonious ride while maintaining firm handling characteristics. Engine options consisted of an L98 5.7 L (350 ci) TPI V8 paired with GM’s corporate 700R4 automatic transmission or a 5.0 L (305 ci) TPI V8. A five-speed manual was available but only paired with the 5.0 L. The GTA trim level was available from 1987 to the 1992 model year.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
In 2012, General Motors signed a license agreement with Trans Am Depot to use the Trans Am name and Pontiac logos on special wagon-built versions of the new Trans Am. it takes them down to their core components and recreates what looks like a new Trans Am. They make them in the 6T9 version Trans Am, 6T9 Goat (“GTO”), 7T7 Trans Am, and limited edition Hurst Trans Am designs. The Bandit Edition Trans Am was introduced at the New York International Auto Show on March 26, 2017. Only 77 will be produced, each signed by Burt Reynolds, and built by Trans Am Depot. The powertrain is a 455 cu in (7.5 L) direct injection version of the current Generation V LT1 V8 engine and is equipped with a 2.3 liter (140.4 cu in) Magnuson supercharger and produces 14 psi (0.97 bar), 1,000 hp (746). kW) and 1,046 lb-ft (1,418 N⋅m) of torque.
On April 14, 2018, at the Barrett-Jackson collector’s car auction in Palm Beach, Florida, just 5 months before his death, actor Burt Reynolds presided over the sale of 3 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from his personal collection sold through Bandit Movie Cars. He’s from Florida, custodian of the Burt Reynolds collection. He was also an avid Firebird collector after shooting the Hooper movies as well as the Smokey and Bandit movie series. The first car was a 1977 red Firebird Trans Am survivor car priced at $57,200 from the Restore a Muscle Car Collection. The second vehicle was the rare 1974 Pontiac Trans AM 455 Super Duty, another survivor that reached $100,000 plus 10% buyer commission. The third car Reynolds sold was the 1980 Indianapolis paced car turbo Trans Am, which also cost $100,000 plus 10% buyer’s commission.
50th Anniversary Edition
The 50th Anniversary Trans Am Edition is a one-of-a-kind endeavor that captures the DNA of the original 69 with a modern look and feel, limited to only 8 convertibles and 8 hardtops. With the current technology of today’s automotive platform, we offer reliable, reliable performance-enhancing retro design and optional engine packages from 450 hp to 1000 hp. An interior with a history, retro instruments, carbon fiber body panels, functional Ram Air, advanced braking/suspension systems, painted graphics, and more. The 50th Anniversary Edition Trans Am offers enthusiasts a glimpse of the past with today’s performance and an enhanced driver experience.