2016 Pontiac Trans Am Review And Specs

There are a lot of people out there who absolutely love the Pontiac Trans Am and many of these people love especially the Firebird. The latter was basically the Mustang contender of its day. Well, time has passed and after more than ten years without a new representative of this model it will be reborn as the 2016 Pontiac Trans Am.

This model is going to be based on the Chevrolet Camaro, just like the previous car but this version is going to be a much tougher and sportier car than the Camaro. While the Chevrolet counterpart is more of a grand tourer with big engines that can handle pretty much any situation, the Trans Am will be a car that will feature a tougher suspension, different aerodynamics and a more aggressive look. We truly hope that makers and engineers will stay true to the original and iconic look of the previous models.

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2016 Pontiac Trans Am

2016 Pontiac Trans Am

Let’s first start with what we will see on the interior. Here, the next 2016 Pontiac Trans Am will get leather interior as standard, a pretty good audio system that is carried over from the Camaro and also pretty much all the commodities you would want like climate control, satellite navigation and also fully electric seats. Base trim level of Trans Am will be comparable with some higher trims of Camaro offering more equipment and more luxury.

2016 Pontiac Trans Am Review

The exterior is closely based on that of the Camaro with a few improvements. Firstly, most of the car’s panels are changed in order to have its own character. The front is entirely different with four headlights as well as that elongated hood that made the Firebird so successful. The back of the car had also been changed and now features enclosed tail lights that glow with a really nice tone. Chassis has been only slightly modified but with further changes to the suspension we can expect to see at least slightly better ride and handling quality.

Pontiac Trans Am Back

Pontiac Trans Am Back

Changes

On top of all these changes, both the wheels and the exhaust system will be changed. The 2016 Pontiac Trans Am will come with a few different types of wheels that are particular to this car as well as a brand new exhaust that gives it a really great sound! Engine wise, the 2016 model is most likely going to feature a brand new 3.6 liter turbocharged V6 that will be good for up to around 400 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Options will include an naturally aspirated 6.2 liter V8 and also a 7 liter that is derived from the Corvette. The latter is good for more than 500 horsepower and because it is very light it is able to get to and exceed 9000 RPM when tuned correctly.

Specs Of 2016 Pontiac Trans Am

Transmission is the standard setup that is also found in the Camaro. The base gearbox is a 6 speed automatic while a 6 speed manual is available as an option. Power goes to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential and knowing the amount of power that we will be getting it certainly promises great fun.

2016 Pontiac Trans Am Interior

2016 Pontiac Trans Am Interior

Price

If you’d like the car take into account that it will cost around $45,000 for the base model with the turbo engine and it will be available on the market starting with the end of 2016. Most of these information’s are delivered by sources close to the makers but still have not been confirmed. These rumors and reports should be taken with a slight amount of reserve but we would love to see all-new 2016 Pontiac Trans Am delivered.

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