11. 1987 Pontiac Trans Am GTA
The Trans Am was the best version of the third generation Pontiac F-body. They introduced it in 1987 as the top of the range Firebird on offer. The package was available until the 1992 model year, which Pontiac produced in relatively limited numbers. The secret weapons of the GTA were its engine and the WS6 handling package.
The engine was the 350 V8 with 210 HP in the early models and up to 245 HP in later versions. Rumor was the engine was the same as the Corvette since it used the same TPI fuel injection system and displacement, but it wasn’t the case. Corvette used aluminum heads while Pontiac used cast iron ones. However, the power and performance were similar.
The WS6 package offered unmatched road holding and braking capabilities because it came with four disc brakes and a stiffer suspension. It also had stronger sway bars, special wheels and performance tires, improving its performance.