1986 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

[May-1986]

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Trans Am reincarnated - The Lingenfelter TA
The Lingenfelter TA concept car was built from a 2010 Camaro SS and is powered by a LS based 455 CID engine that produces 655 horsepower & 610 lbs ft of torque. Lingenfelter's custom TA was built around the classic 71 Trans Am interior & exterior theme. The TA features a classic shaker hood, new front fascia, revised front and rear quarter panels, functional front fender vents and rear spoiler. To finish off the exterior the LTA has new lighting front and rear, blue stripping, badging, custom honeycomb 20" wheels, Nitto tires & Corsa Exhaust. The interior enhancements include custom seats, console, door panels, carpets and a 70's style metal-turned instrument panel. Specifications: Engine 455-cubic-inch 7.5-liter 11.5:1 compression RHS Aluminum block Lingenfelter CNC ported & polished LS7 cylinder heads Lunati 4.200" 4340 forged steel crankshaft Diamond 4.155" bore forged aluminum pistons Fast 102 intake manifold Lingenfelter ZR1 steel flywheel assembly, ZR1 twin-disc clutch assembly Driveshaft Shop heavy duty axle assemblies General Motors six speed manual transmission





Pontiac Firebird by John Z. DeLorean
While working at Pontiac, John Z. DeLorean creates the "Banshee" later renamed as the "Firebird".





Pontiac Banshee A Longer Look
The Banshee was a vision for what the Firebird could become. Of course, this concept car could never be built exactly, too low on the road and it wouldn't pass the safety and crash tests, but it was exciting. It demonstrated that the problem with GM cars didn't sit on the designers' shoulders. They were more than capable of dreaming up engaging and fun vehicles that would set imaginations on fire.





You Got It Pontiac 1985
Here are 4 commercials that ran as the "You got it Pontiac" series in 1985 - The Pontiac Sunbird, Fiero GT, Firebird, and Grand Am. Quite a cool series, and a great catchphrase which I use to this day!




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