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