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The Top 20 Firebirds And Trans Ams Of All-Time

Vukasin HerbezJanuary 10, 2020

  1. 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6

By the early 2000s, the Firebird/Camaro combo was outdated. The live rear axle and significant weight weren’t what the market wanted. They now demanded more modern and lighter muscle cars. The 2002 model year marked the end of the road for the Firebird. Pontiac decided to go out with a bang by introducing one of the best, fastest, and most potent Trans Ams they ever made: the menacing WS6 version.

The WS6 was a handling package on the Trans Am available before, but in the 2002 model year, it represented the best of what Pontiac had to offer with the venerable 5.7-liter V8 engine delivering 325 HP. With a six-speed manual transmission and numerous suspension upgrades, the 2002 WS6 could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.

All that proved that Pontiac still knew how to make a brutal. lightning-quick muscle car. The exterior was dominated by a big Ram Air hood and sleek rear spoiler. All that made the Trans Am WS6 quite a looker despite having a 10-year-old design. If you can, pick one of these cars since they are definitive future muscle car classics.

  1. Trans Am Worldwide

Unfortunately, Pontiac discontinued the Firebird/Trans Am in 2002 and by 2010, the company was gone. However, the legend of those fantastic muscle cars still lives on in various special models a small company called Trans Am Worldwide produces. As always, they base modern Trans Ams on the current Chevrolet Camaros.

They feature unique front and rear-end styling, special paint, interior trim, and lots of other add-ons. There are two versions available, the coupe and T-top, which is a great nod to the famous Pontiacs of the past. Under the hood, buyers will find GM’s crate engines with up to 1,000 HP on tap. Each car is bespoke finished according to each customer’s specific wishes. However, be ready for a price tag well over $100,000 for one of these.

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