Pontiac Firebird alternatives
Latest model: Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Edition 2002
The Pontiac Firebird was a sporty compact vehicle built by the Pontiac Motor Division of Basic Motors and was produced from 1967 until 2002. Available in both coupé and convertible body styles, the Pontiac Firebird was characterized by its aggressive look-and-feel and cheap muscle vehicle performance. The vehicle shared the same Basic Motors "f-body" platform as the Chevrolet Camaro, also presented in 1967. Production of both vehicles ceased in 2002.
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The Pontiac Firebird was presented in the same year as the Mercury Cougar, which also shared a platform with another well-known pony vehicle, the Ford Mustang.
The cars were, for the most part, powered by different V8 motors of various GM divisions. While primarily Pontiac-powered until 1981, Pontiac Firebirds were built with several various engines from nearly each GM division.
The fourth generation Pontiac Firebird continued the previous generation's aerodynamic formula, but while a desirable sports vehicle, it was victim to falling sales. In 1993-1995 (1995 Non-california cars) Pontiac Firebirds received a 3. 4 L V6 with 160 hp, or a 5. 7 L 275 hp LT1 V8. The LT1 was very alike to the one in the Corvette C4, only with 2 bolt mains, and a more restrictive intake/exhaust system. 1996 and later models had a 200 hp 3. 8 L V6 as the base motor. The Lt1's hp rating had been raised to 285 due to a new dual cat exhaust system.