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New York 2017: Trans Am revives Firebird, gives it 1000 horsepower

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AutoIndustriya.com / Trans Am Worldwide | April 18, 2017 12:10

Trans Am Firebird lives on through modified Chevrolet Camaros

With Pontiac having been long gone and without any signs of revival, it falls to Trans Am Worldwide to keep one of Pontiac's most iconic muscle car alive, the Firebird Trans Am. To do this, Trans Am Worldwide produces highly modified Chevrolet Camaros with looks that herald back to the classic Firebird Trans Am.

At the New York Auto Show, the firm unveiled the 2017 Trans Am Super Duty with 1,000 PS and 1,418 Nm of torque. To produce that amount of the power, the LT1 6.2-liter V8 has been highly modified with displacement now upped to 7.5-liter. A 2.3-liter Magnuson supercharger on top of that further helps dial the power up to the 4-digit zone.

Since the current Camaro now uses General Motor's latest Alpha platform, so does the 2017 Trans Am. This change of platform has allowed the Trans Am's styling to be redesigned as well, giving it a more sleek body line and an aggressive looking front end combined to the retro styling. For the top-spec Super Duty, the hood, fenders, front and rear fascia are made out of carbon fiber instead. On the hood, the iconic firebird logo can be easily be seen, retaining the logo that made the classic 70's muscle ever so iconic. 

New York 2017: Trans Am keeps Firebird alive by giving it 1,000 HP

“The new model is a complete re-design that features sleek body lines with masculine proportions and traditional retro styling,” said Tod Warmack, co-founder of Trans Am Worldwide. 

New York 2017: Trans Am keeps Firebird alive by giving it 1,000 HP

The recently unveiled Trans Am Super Duty has a limited run of only 50 units. However, the company does offer the Outlaw Edition Trans Am which also has a similarly styled body kit except the components are not made from lightweight carbon fiber. The Outlaw Edition comes with a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 with a 2.3-liter Magnuson or a naturally aspirated version of the 7.5-liter V8.