Pontiac Firebird: 1982-1992, 3rd generation

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Pontiac Firebird

: 1982-1992, 3rd

Handling was the big thing about the 3rd Pontiac Firebird. F-body went through many including aerodynamic tunnel in this way Firebird became the aerodynamic GM#8217;s product. The even had functional wheel [aka, Bowling Ball] and It became 227 kg lighter . got a windshield was 3 degrees steeper than else in GM [60 degree] and had good structure to support glass-dominating

The engine variety was from 2.5 2-barrel I4 to 5.7 liter Tuned Injection V8.

Even though 3rd gen had 3 1982 models #8211; Firebird S/E and Firebird Trans Am was retired] #8211; it had about 60% with Camaro. It was more ever before. Firebird Pontiac#8217;s standard model, S/E was a mid-level luxury version could have almost any as Trans Am.

Still, T/A was a performance-level Bird. At T/A was planned to use refined 4.9 liter but it was scrapped at the last minute. The and Gold Trans Am S/E continued its new form #8211; Recaro

Very limited Bright Red Trans Am was selected to pace 500 races in 1982.


were many interior to choose from and a few engines. The minded 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine had 90 HP and was the  first 4 cylinder engine #8211; the one. Sadly, it also was the truly-pontiac designed engine.

There also were 2.8 V6 [102 HP] and 2 units of Chevrolet 5.0 V8 [305 cubic]. LG4 was the most one and had Computer Comand Control assisted carburetor system 145 HP. An other 305 cubic engine was the new LU5 with fuel injection HP].

It could be matched 3-speed automatic or 4 speed transmissions.

Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac Firebird has faced interior changes and was again to pace Daytona 500 races in This time Pontiac full advantage of this and delivered 2500 replicas full package of aerodynamic effects through dealerships.

Two new were released that too #8211; 4-speed automatic and manual. In the middle of 1983 CCC H.O. 5 liter Chevy was released. It had its own version of cold air system and produced 190 HP. During the year, 1984, Firebird highest 3rd gen sales, discontinued 305 Crossfire engine, featured new gearbox and manual one with clutch, revised Recaro T/A and celebrated its 15th Anniversary.

The Anniversary model was a spectacular and Blue Trans Am and was limited to units.

The 1985 Pontiac got significant facelift . redesigned and various improvements. 2.8 liter V6 was now with the new multi-port-fuel-injected 2.8 liter V6 made 135 HP. Trans Am model got new 5.0 fuel-injected Chevy V8 [LB9] 210 HP. LB9 did not feature manual T5 transmission, so one was offered only with 5.0 LG4 and L69 engines.

1986 model new tail light design and 3rd light. The standard 2.5 liter engine was replaced with 2.8 V6. Overheating problems  caused the of L69 engine.

1987 was the grand return of Formula model #8211; S/E was Formula model marked effort to revive performance 3 V8s were offered. 1987 saw the of GTA #8211; the luxurious Trans Am which was available in a variety of and options. In 1988, Firebird some changes and also was in Z20 appearance package. The new GTA notchback was too #8211; it had flat rear [similar to Fiero one.

marked to special model Indy 500 pace car and 20th Turbo Trans Am [TTA] was based on GTA. TTA was equipped turbocharged 3.8 liter V6 from and was seriously fast car.

1991 Pontiac Firebird was restyled and got new nose design, new effects. Formula model new flat rear spoiler and no effects. It also was the only 3rg gen Trans Am. GTA was updated with new tail lights.

Special performance Firehawk SLP Firebird was available through dealerships. was also a return of convertible [done by ASC]. 1992 was the year for the 3rd generation Pontiac .

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