Pontiac Trans Am Turbo (1980-1981)

Having made a great run in the 1970’s, the Pontiac Trans Am Turbo was an absolute monster. Housed under the hood was the limited edition Pontiac 301 turbo engine, capable of extraordinary things.

To ensure adequate oil to the oil-cooled Garrett TBO-305 Turbocharger, a rolled fillet crankshaft with 2 instead of 5 counterbalances, a fully baffled oil pan, and a high pressure fuel pump (10 psi), a unique single plane intake, side and turbo-specific exhaust manifolds, and an Electronic Spark Controller(ESC) using a knock sensor to retard timing when detonation is detected.

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