The iconic muscle beast has always been a synonym for an American sports car for decades, and the legend it’s still alive.
As a brand Pontiac may have been discontinued 9 years ago, but some enthusiasts keep the famous name still alive, a company called Trans Am Depot builds extraordinary custom, brand-new Trans Am models, which unmistakable bring the flavor of the famous Firebird.
The company is now preparing something completely new, a model that will compete with the beastly Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
This new version will come out as 2021 Pontiac Trans Am, sometime in the next year most likely.
Being a custom car we all are curious to know on what model is this legend based on, the answer is clear and it comes from GM, 2021 Pontiac Trans Am will come based heavily on another iconic legend, Chevy Camaro.
The Trans Am is a reworked, brand new Camaro SS, but of course there are a lot of modifications but most of them are in styling terms, since you can see a lot of details that bring the iconic model flavor.
Knowing the Camaro’s pretty angular approach, it’s no surprise that 2021 Pontiac Trans Am most resembles versions from the late 70s, such as the legendary Bandit.
The modifications include various tweaks to the exterior, particularly in a completely new body kit, beside bumpers and the similar things you can also see a beak-like front fascia, as well as taillights that feature those legendary horizontal stripes.
Obviously it has a unique set of wheels, as well as the famous firebird print on the hood.
The mechanical part has a lot of upgrades as well, starting from a new rear differential, Eibach springs, roll cage and five-point harness, carbon fiber body panels, all these upgrades will have a high impact on overall performances without a doubt.
The interior of this car for sure will be pretty familiar, the Trans Am Depot didn’t take a lot of time for a cabin since it would make the vehicle more expensive, that’s why he dashboard is pretty much the same as in the Camaro, including the instrument cluster, there are a lot of customization on it of course, mostly in badges, color schemes and things like that. Inside the car there are also new seats with exclusive stitching and similar details.
When we talk about the standard equipment remember that this model is built based on the Camaro SS, so you can count in things like power adjustable seats, an 8-inch infotainment system, and all other features that characterize this trim level.
The vehicle is based on a familiar 6.2-liter V8 unit of course, but there are a lot of upgrades too, the standard models come with typical engine tweaks, a completely new version will come for the 2021 Pontiac Trans Am, which will be 455 Super Duty.
Apart from having numerous modifications that are typical for engine upgrades, this unit has actually been stoked to huge 7.5-liters, or 455 cubic inches, in accordance with the model’s name. So you can imagine how powerful the engine will be, as latest reports show, max output will go between 1.000 and 1.100 horsepower, which seems more than enough to be able to compete with already monstrous Dodge Challenger Demon, which is good for about magnificent 840 horsepower.
We can easily conclude that this will be a real drug beast, according to some reports we can expect to do a quarter-mile in less than 9 seconds.
This beast will probably come sometime in the next year and for sure it won’t be cheap, latest news are suggesting a price tag of around 190.000 dollars, which is twice higher if compared to the “standard” model.
There were also reports that GM plans to revive Trans Am, as well as Pontiac as a brand, but it seems that won’t happen in the near future.