1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula (Best)
For the 1998 model year, the Firebird got a mid-cycle refresh. The car was much more modern and the front end was also redone. The interior would also see a major improvement over the previous models. But it was what was new under the hood that got the automotive world talking. The Firebird Formula got the same LS1 V8 engine that you got in the C5 Corvette. Which meant you got Corvette performance for thousands less (via Classic Car Database).
So what happened? Well, by this point in time, consumers were ready to move on from two-door sports cars. SUV models were all the rage, and GM was losing money on the performance vehicles. That meant the fourth generation F-Body cars would be canceled for the 2002 model year. Still, just from a performance standpoint, this is one of the best Firebird models you can get on the road.