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2016 Pontiac Trans Am

Even though Pontiac ended its long lasting production, its legacy of great vehicles still remains. Mostly thanks to the iconic Pontiac Firebird muscle car, which became the symbol of a muscle car era that still resonates the world. It is hard to imagine Pontiac will ever again rise from the ashes, but its best known car could rise like a phoenix which it was anyway. There are a lot of rumors saying it’s quite possible and with a bit of risk by GM we could expect the new 2016 Pontiac Trans Am. However, the Internet is flooded with false news about Trans Am coming back next year. There is no official report by General Motors yet, only unconfirmed rumors. Interestingly, there are quite a few custom shops that are transforming Camaros into the new Trans Am, like the one in the video above. If it makes into the production, it would be a fifth generation of Trans Am, since it started its rise back in 1967. Here are the specs of the new 2016 Trans Am concept, since I was able to gather some facts.

2016 Pontiac Trans Am

BURT REYNOLDS INTRODUCES THE NEW BANDIT TRANS AM

2016 Pontiac Trans Am Redesign

Interior and Exterior

The main change for the 2016 Trans Am, compared to the last model, is its front fascia. Rear and front bumpers have been aesthetically improved by incorporating a more befitting rounded shape. The cars LED headlights have been redesigned (following new trends by Pontiac) by increasing the width to position next to the grille. Well concealed and camouflage, the vehicle’s side sills have also been restyled. The quarter panel badge at the front has also been modified. With all these modifications, the 2016 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am would be slightly different from its predecessor.

The front bumper, combined with air breathers on the front arches, enhance stability by pushing air out of the wheel wells, whereas the front apron huge intakes move air through and around the vehicle to produce down force. A lip spoiler at the rear adds an equivalent amount of downforce at the vehicle’s back. Inside, the leather bucket-style Sport seats look quite comfortable and, while the rear seats spot a 60/40 split. Characteristic style touches in the 2016 Pontiac Trans Am a leather-covered steering wheel, round instrument swath white graphics as well as door sills.

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2016 Pontiac Trans Am Engine

With 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque, the 2016 Pontiac Trans Am is the most powerful convertible in Pontiac’s history. Power comes from Pontiac’s supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 also used in Trans Am models (556 hp/551 lb-ft). It would be great to see this turbocharged unit delivered to the 2016 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, but also a smaller turbocharged engine that would compete with 2.7 liter V6 from Ford Mustang would again improve fuel economy and certainly would not lack of power.

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2016 Pontiac Trans Am Release date

As said, the new 2016 Trans Am is not scheduled for the official release and there is no such indication. We can only hope that this muscle car will outlive the crisis, and possibly hit the road again, this time meeting the tough standards, yet keeping its soul. Until then, good old Camaro will do the trick. 😉

28 comments

  1. Danielle saunders

    When the Pontiac tran am coming out date please

  2. Really, come on. Talk about all cars looking the same these days. It looks like the Damn camaro. Same basic body style. They brought back the looks of the old camaro and challenger, why not the trans am too. Or at least something original.

  3. I hope they do preduce the TA. It’s my childhood dream. I would definitely buy one. Black & gold bandit.

  4. I thought Pontiac went out of business how is this car being made

  5. I do hope they do come back with the Pontiac firebird Trans Am me and my family still have a 1968 Pontiac firebird and won’t to own a new one soon we like the way they look so hope it dose come back

  6. Trans am depot people. It’s pontiacs official builder. They are for sale now.

  7. what about a olds cuttlas ?

  8. Would like to know when out for sale and price

  9. Andwele Montgomery

    i a huge fan I need this car I will buy now!

  10. Clearly a Camaro with a custom job on the paint and grill.

  11. Dissident Aggressor

    Ugh, dear Lord…
    Guys, it’s a body kit on a Camaro, they’ve been around for a few years. ZTA is one such brand. Pontiac has been gone since 2009 because of our corrupt government not to mention the idiots over in China sucking off Buick. For the record, Pontiac needs to come back to bring back the youth Buick just can’t achieve.

    By the way, making your Camaro look like a GTO in the front doesn’t make it a GTO spiritually or factually, just like the Challengers with custom Charger fronts. I’m not just gonna take a 1969 GTO and make it look like a Camaro in the front.

  12. Deborah L. Scudero

    i had drove Pontiac trans am for years. I loved their design and how they drove. It was such a thrill drive them not only for their speed but more their style and how they turned heads when you drove them.
    Please bring it back maybe some how make them 4 wheel drive for winter months.

  13. Maksim Tribiani

    Granted this article is 2 years old but GM is not planning on releasing any trans ams any time soon. Whoever the hell wrote this article in the first place is a liar. These Trans Ams are not even by GM. They are by a privately owned company in Florida called Trans Am for sale. They specialize in taking Camaros, and Chargers and customizing the bodies to look like what they think a Trans Am and GTO would look like today. Those of you that want one of these and think you will get one for the price of a new Camaro well good luck with that. Considering the 2015, and 2016 custom models had only about 7 made well you better have well over 100k to spend because that is how much they cost.

    • Yes, it’s old article, you got that right. I recommend to read it thoroughly to get an idea what it’s actually saying. Or, simply go to a new article with updated info. Thanks for commenting!

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