As work began in earnest on the newest Firebird, there was still plenty
being done to the existing production car to heighten its appeal in a market
increasingly crowded by high-tech Japanese sports coupes, such as the Nissan
300ZX, Toyota Supra and Mitsubishi 300OGT. Borrowing cues from the show-car
circuit, a new nose gave the 1991 Firebird a profoundly different front
appearance. Also new was a convertible version, the first since 1969-that stowed
the close-fitting top under a flat tonneau, giving the Firebird a particularly
clean appearance in topless form.
Only 663 Trans Am convertibles were built in 1992. The convertible optioned was
reintroduced in 1991, the Trans Am had not been available as a convertible since
1969 and of course being the most famous of TAs only eight of those were built.
Three engines were available for the TA in92': the best of the bunch was the
5.7L rated at 240hp followed by two 5.0Ls rated at 205hp and 230hp.