Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1982-1992


June 13, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 31, 2015
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (1982)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
110
0-60 mph
9.2
1/4 mile
17
BHP
165 @4200rpm
Torque lbft
240 @2400rpm
BHP per ton
107
MPG UK/US
17/15
Engine capacity CC/CU
4998/305
Engine type
V8 Crossfire Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
189.8
Width (in)
72
Height (in)
49.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3385
Additional Info: A 145bhp 5.0 was also available in 1982. A HO version (Carburetted) was available in 1984 with 190bhp 0-60 in 7.8, 1/4 mile in 16 secs. 1985 saw the introduction of the TPI engine (Tune Port Injection) giving 205bhp (see below).

 

Pontiac Firebird Formula (1987)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
130
0-50 mph
4.5
0-60 mph
6.3
1/4 mile
14.9
BHP
205 @4400rpm
Torque lbft
285 @3200rpm
BHP per ton
135
MPG UK/US
18/15
Engine capacity CC/CU
5001/305
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
191.6
Width (in)
72.4
Height (in)
49.7
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3335
Additional Info: 1987 also saw the return of the 5.7 (350) also using Tune Port Injection.

 

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Turbo (1989)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
150
0-60 mph
5.3
1/4 mile
13.9
BHP
250 @4000rpm
Torque lbft
340 @2800rpm
BHP per ton
160
MPG UK/US
17/14
Engine capacity CC/CU
3791/231
Engine type
V6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Turbocharged
Compression Ratio
8.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
190.3
Width (in)
72.4
Height (in)
49.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3435
Additional Info: Also in this year was a 20th Anniversary Trans Am using the same turbo engine.

 

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA (1991)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
150
0-50 mph
5.1
0-60 mph
6.6
1/4 mile
15.2
BHP
240 @4400rpm
Torque lbft
340 @3200rpm
BHP per ton
153
MPG UK/US
21/18
Engine capacity CC/CU
5733/350
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
195.2
Width (in)
72
Height (in)
49.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3455
Additional Info: Various 5.7 and 5.0 Trans Am’s and Formula’s available around this time.

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