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History Of The Pontiac Firebird

1993 - Sleek and Powerful

   A quarter century after its unveiling and now in its fourth generation, the Firebird remains the standard-bearer of high performance at Pontiac Motor Division. It is the sole surviving rear-wheel-drive car in the Pontiac lineup and the only one that offers V-8 power. The Firebird had new flavor for the 90's performance era, a brand new 3.4L V6, which on the exterior looked identical to its twin sister, the LT-1 V8. This played havoc on the firebirds counter parts, making a sleeper Firebird was easier than ever before.

 

The newest Firebird takes a notably traditional route to high performance, relying on the improvement of existing technologies rather than diving into exotica. The engine blocks are iron and employ pushrods to actuate the valves; a solid axle is bolted in at the rear; the automatic and manual transmissions are free of electronic shift controls.

 

   

 CONTINUE READING - 1994 - 1997 - Planning for the Future 

  

Photo's Courtesy: The Premier Firebird Trans-Am Gallery.

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