2017 Pontiac Trans Am is a special package for the Firebird, typically upgrade handling, suspension and horsepower and low appearance changes as exclusive hoods, spoilers, fog lights, and wheels. In the use of the name Trans Am, a registered trademark, GM agreed to pay $5 per car sold to the SCCa. Four different generations produced between 1969 and 2002. These cars are built on the F-body platform, which is also shared by the Chevrolet Camaro. Despite its name, the Trans Am initially in the Trans Am series, as its smallest engine exceeds SCCa’s five liters displacement limit.
The 2nd generation was available 1970-1981 and was featured in the 1977 movie Smokey and Bandit, the 1978 film Hooper, the 1979 film Rocky II and the 1980s film Smokey and the Bandit II. The 3rd generation, available 1982-1992, was featured in the 1983 movie Smokey and Bandit Part 3 and the 1984 film alphabet City. Kitt, the car star, and his evil counterpart Karr, of the popular 1980s TV series Knight Rider, was a custom third generation Trans Am. The fourth generation Trans Am available offered from model years 1993 to 2002 between 275 and 325 bhp (205 and 242 kW).
2017 Pontiac Trans Am GTA (Gran Turismo Americano) was an options package available on the Firebird Trans Am gold 16-inch diamond-spoke alloy wheels, a monochromatic scheme paint, and special cloisonné badges GTA added. The CTA is the brainchild of the former Pontiac marketing manager Lou Wassel. It is meant to be the “ultimate” Trans Am and be was the most expensive Firebird available. The CTA equipment package officially went on sale in 1987 and avoid a gas-seeking tax thanks to its lightweight PW 16-inch gold cross-side wheels.
The high-performance WS6 suspension package is again at the height of offering a more compliant ride while still maintaining strict handling characteristics. Engine choices from an L98 5.7-liter (350 ci) TPI (Tuned Port Injection) V8 linked to corporate 700R4 automatic transmission GM’s or the 5.0-liter (305 ci) TPI V8. A five-speed manual was available but is linked to only 5.0 liters. The CTA trim level was available from 1987 through 1992 model years.
For 1989, the 20th anniversary Turbo Trans Am project (originally devised by Bill Owen of Pontiac) is outsourced to First, Inc., a leading engineering firm by Jeff Beitzel. Beitzel and his team most of the TTA development work. The 3.8-liter turbocharged V6 engines built by PAS on their 40,000 square foot of the city of Industry, CA plant. From there, they are installed at GM’s plant in Van Nuys, CA in CTA on the F-Body assembly line. The cars went back to PAS shipped for final assembly, test, and quality control.
Incidentally, the CTA chassis chosen randomly, so there is no correlation between the VIN and production serial number. The initial number of manufactured cars ranged from 500 to 2500 to GM finally to 1500. In all, a total of 1555 Turbo Trans Ams produced. The 2002 model year WS6 Trans Am produced 325 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 350 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm from its 5.7-liter LS1 V8 engine. A completely effects WS6 complete the ¼-mile in 13:16 seconds at 106.05 mph on Eagle F1 street tires.
2017 Post Pontiac 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 Trans Am Racing
Firebirds 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 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 Firebird body, but Pro Stock driver Jim Yates, a second-year driver, using the Firebird body would.