2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6
By the early 2000s, the Firebird/Camaro combo was outdated with its live rear axle and big weight. And the market wanted more modern and lighter muscle cars. The 2002 model year marked the end of the road for the Firebird. So, Pontiac decided to go out with a bang. They introduced one of the best, fastest and most powerful Trans Ams they ever made.
It was the menacing WS6 version. The WS6 was a handling package on the Trans Am available before that time. But in the 2002 model year, it represented the best of what 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.
That proved that Pontiac still knew how to make a brutal, lightning-quick muscle car. The exterior featured the big Ram Air hood and a sleek rear spoiler. That made the Trans Am WS6 quite a looker despite having a 10-year-old design. So, if you can, pick one of these cars since they are the definitive future muscle car classics.