15. 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6
By the early 2000’s, the Firebird/Camaro combo was outdated and with its live rear axle and big weight. In fact, the market wanted more modern and lighter muscle cars. The 2002 model year marked the end of the road for the Firebird and Pontiac. So they decided to go out with a bang, introducing one of the fastest, most powerful Trans Ams they ever made: the menacing WS6 version.
The WS6 was a handling package on Trans Ams available before, but in the 2002 model year, it represented the best Pontiac had to offer. With the venerable 5.7-liter V8 engine with 325 HP, a six-speed manual transmission and numerous suspension upgrades, the 2002 WS6 could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. It proved that Pontiac still knew how to make a brutal, lightning quick muscle car.
The exterior came with the big Ram Air hood and sleek rear spoiler, making the Trans Am WS6 quite a looker despite having a 10-year-old design. If you can, get one of these cars since they are definitive future muscle car classics.