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.
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.