Pontiac Firebird (2001)

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Pontiac Firebird

The Pontiac was a sporty compact car built by the Motor Division of General and was manufactured from 1967 2002. Available in both and convertible body styles, the was characterized by its aggressive styling and muscle car performance. The car shared the General Motors F-Body as the Chevrolet Camaro, also in 1967.

Production of both ceased in 2002.

The Firebird was in the same year as the Mercury which also shared a with another well-known car, the Ford Mustang.

The vehicles were, for the most powered by various V8 motors of GM divisions. While primarily until 1981, Firebirds built with several engines from nearly GM division.

Fourth generation

Pontiac Firebird

The fourth generation Firebird the previous generation’s aerodynamic but while a desirable sports it was victim to falling sales. In (1995 non-California cars) received a 3.4 L V6 with 160 hp, or a 5.7 L 275 hp LT1 V8. The LT1 was very to the one in the Corvette C4, only with 2 mains, and a more restrictive system. 1996 and later had a 200 hp 3.8 L V6 as the base engine.

The LT1’s hp rating had been to 285 thanks to a new dual cat exhaust

As before, the Camaro kept the headlights and the Firebird its pop-up with some minor In 1998, the Firebird received a new fascia (now with pop-up headlights; the Camaro’s end was also switched, to two oval and other modifications, the most of which was the Corvette small V8 engine known as the LS1.

1998 to 2002 models are referred to as fifth generation The final model year, offered a distinctive 35th edition that paid to the 1969 Trans Am. Like the Camaro, the Firebird and Trans Am built in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec.

The plant closed down producing the last cars.

The LS1 despite their poor were among the fastest produced. They featured an all 5.7L V8 designated the LS1, 305 hp (310 after 2000), or 320 hp after 2000) for the Ram Air version. The Firehawk model made by SLP and through Pontiac dealerships had 330 hp after 2000). Even the V6 had a to 205 hp. The average ¼ mile for these were 15.2 @ 90 mph for the V6 and @ 106 mph for the V8.

The V6 models were as quick as any V8 produced before 1990, the V8 Firebirds were faster almost anything produced in the car era (including all Firebirds). Top Speeds for the V6 and the V8 versions were governed to their factory tire Typically, these limits 105, 112, 118 mph for the V6 models, but limits varied from car to

V8 models that had Z rated had a speed limiter set to 162 mph. that came with or RS-A tires were to 123 mph.

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