1981 Firebird Trans Am with a Twin-turbo LS9

1981 Firebird Trans Am with a Twin-turbo LS9

When this 1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am rolled out of the factory it was sporting a 301 ci (4.9 L) turbocharged V8. Schwartz Performance has since turned it into a pro-touring machine along with increasing the displacement and adding another turbo. Schwartz started by upgrading the foundation with one of their G-Machine bolt-in full length … Read more

Pro-touring Firebird Powered By A LSA

Dave Willis has built a very nice pro-touring 1968 Pontiac Firebird with the help of All American Speed Shop in Van Nuys, CA. The drivetrain consists of a 620 horsepower 6.2L LSA from a Cadillac CTS-V and Tremec TR-6060 transmission. Other upgrades include Heidts PRO-G IRS and front tubular suspension, Vintage AC, power windows and … Read more

The Bandit Gets A Heart Transplant

The gas embargo and resulting high gas prices in the mid-70’s forced auto manufacturers to detune muscle car engines to the point of atrophy. Their bodies still looked creative and great but their hearts no longer could keep up. Pontiac offered five V8 engine choices in the 1977 Firebird (135hp 4.9L, 145hp 5.0L, 170hp 5.7L, … Read more