The new 2017 Pontiac Firebird is a car built by Pontiac from the 1967 to 2002 model years. The Firebird was launched in February 23, 1967, the equal model year as platform partakeing model, the Chevrolet Camaro. Pontiac Firebird coincided with the release of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, which shared its platform with another pony car, the Ford Mustang.
The name “Firebird” is sooner by Pontiac’s parent company General Motors to General Motors Firebird 1950s and early 1960s concept cars. The first generation Firebirds had a distinctive Coke bottle styling. Unlike its cousin the Chevrolet Camaro, took the Firebird’s buffers in the design of the front. The 2017 Pontiac Firebird’s rear “gap” taillights inspired by the Pontiac GTO. Both a two-door hardtop and a convertible offered by the model year 1969. Originally, the car was a “consolation prize” for Pontiac, who had wanted to be a two-seater sports car of his own design, based on the original Banshee concept car produces. But GM feared such a vehicle would directly compete with Chevrolet’s Corvette, and the decision was taken to Pontiac a piece of giving the pony car market by sharing their F-body platform with Chevrolet.
2017 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
In 2012, General Motors signed a license agreement with the company, Trans Am Depot to name Trans Am and Pontiac logo in custom versions of new Trans Ams. Under this agreement, Trans Am Depot takes new model Chevrolet Camaros, stripping them down to their basic components and rebuilds what looks like a new Trans Ams. They make it into the designs of the 6T9 version Trans Am, 6T9 Goat ( “GTO”), 7T7 Trans Am and the limited edition Hurst Trans Am.
2017 Pontiac Firebird Racing
Pontiac Firebird 2017 used in the Trans Am series in the 1960s and 1970s. When the Firebird Trans Am was released, there was controversy over the failure of the model to compete in the Trans-Am, because too large for use of the smallest available engine in the series at 400 cubic inches (6.6 liters) was. The name also caused controversy because it is being used without permission of the SCCa which suit threatened. GM settled the dispute sales by paying US $ 5 to the SCCa for each car. When the Trans-Am saw last model 2002 Firebirds were used. From 1996 to 2006, a WS6 Trans Am coupe on condition that the body style for use mechanically identical racing cars in the International Race of Champions (IROC).
During the 1995, 1996 and 1997 NHRA season, 14 times Funny Car champion John Force uses a Firebird body to replace the obsolete Oldsmobile Cutlass and Chevrolet Lumina body he had he used it for three seasons since 1988, winning the championship in three years. The Firebird 2017 model is also used by managers as Del Worsham, Tim Wilkerson, Frank Pedregon and Jerry TOLIVER.
The Firebird body also replace the Oldsmobile Cutlass in the Pro Stock class in 1995, forcing drivers Warren Johnson, Jerry Eckman and Mark Pawuk to replace their body styles for the year 1996. None of them would win in the first year of the 2017 Firebird body, but Pro Stock driver Jim Yates, a second-year driver, using the 2017 Pontiac Firebird body would.