Wind tunnels were used to form the new F-Body platform's shape, and Pontiac took full advantage of it. The Camaro featured a styled split front grille,. The bumpers were designed into the front end and the rear had slit taillights. A 1974 Firebird was driven by in the pilot movie and the first season 1974-1975 of , and every following season, Rockford would change to the next model year. Both a two-door and a were offered through the 1969 model year. During the 1995, 1996, and 1997 seasons, 14-time champion used a Firebird body to replace the obsolete and bodies he had used since 1988.
It was sent to Lingenfelter when it was new and received the full Lingenfelter treatment. Car was sold same day they contacted me and no one even found necessary to notify me to cancel a trip. Approximately 700 of these Notchbacks were built in 1988 and offered for sale by Pontiac, which is why many Firebird owners were unaware of its existence. He used it for three seasons, winning the championship in all three years. Archived from on 10 June 2015.
The aerodynamic developments extended to the finned aluminum wheels with smooth hubcaps and a functional rear spoiler. To commemorate this event, Pontiac unveiled a special Trans Am option at the 1976. Archived from on July 22, 2015. They did manage to cut enough weight from the design so that acceleration performance would be better than the 1981 models. The 1997 model year introduced standard air conditioning, daytime running lamps utilizing the front turnsignal lamps , digital odometers, and optional 500-watt Monsoon cassette or compact disc stereo systems to all Firebird trim levels. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. The T5 five-speed manual transmission was standard with the V6s, as was the Borg-Warner T56 six-speed manual for the V8s.
The new design was initially characterized with a large , until 1975 when the rear window was enlarged. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Another hint was the twin exhausts and rear anti-roll bars that were not used on Esprit. Most buyers opted for one of three : the 326 cu in 5. It had cast iron block, aluminum heads, and aluminum intake manifolds.
The only option on these cars was the engine the 400 was not certified for California, nor was cruise control available with it , which dictated the transmission and the gear ratio 3. There is a way to tell an early 1977 built car as there was a production change in the hood scoop. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. V8 1500 anniversary edition models were made, 500 of them 5-speed 1985 305 cu in 5. Starting in 1972, and continuing until 1977, the Firebird was only produced at the , facility. In 1974, Pontiac offered two base engines for the Firebird: a 100 hp 75 kW 250 cu in 4. Due to engineering problems that delayed the introduction of the all-new 1970 Firebird beyond the usual fall debut, Pontiac continued production of 1969 model Firebirds into the early months of the 1970 model year the other 1970 Pontiac models had been introduced on September 18, 1969.
In 1979 Pontiac sold 116,535 Trans Ams, the highest sold in a year. The 1967 base model Firebird came equipped with the. They created a modern platform, so that when engine technology advanced, they would have a well-balanced package with acceleration, braking, handling, and aerodynamics. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. From 1993 to 1997, the sole engine for the Formula and Trans Am was the 5. It also featured white-painted, five-spoke, 16-inch alloy wheels, and white leather seats and door trim.
In all, a total of 1,555 Turbo Trans Ams were manufactured. The styling difference from the 1967 to the 1968 model was the addition of : for the front of the car, the turn signals were made larger and extended to wrap around the front edges of the car, and on the rear, the Pontiac V-shaped Arrowhead logo was added to each side. However, any buyer ordering this option could only order the 305 cu in 5. A 10th-anniversary Firehawk was available in 2001, distinguished as a black Trans Am coupe with gold-painted hood stripes, gold 17-inch wheels, and gold tailpipe tips. The steering wheels in all Firebirds was also changed; their optional built-in audio controls were more closely grouped on each side.
A five-speed manual was available but was mated to the 5. The Firebird Trans Am was also selected as the Official Pace Car for the. As before, the Formula and Trans Am again received a close derivative of the Corvette's 5. One of these served as the pace car. Forged rods and forged aluminum were specified, as were unique high-flow cylinder heads.