How fast is a Pontiac Trans Am?

How fast is a Pontiac Trans Am?

around 120 mph
The Firebird Trans Am had a top speed of around 120 mph (193 km/h) and could go from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 7.8 seconds.

How fast was a 1970 Trans Am?

Hot Rod magazine back in 1970 with a 4-speed manual transmission equipped Ram Air IV 1970 Trans Am obtained a 1/4 mile time of 13.9 seconds at 102 mph. Car and Driver magazine (June 1970) with a Ram Air IV 1970 Trans Am hit 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds.

How fast was the 1977 Trans Am?

82 miles per hour
In their April 1977 issue, Car and Driver flogged the W72 Trans Am and got a 0 to 60 time of 9.3 seconds and ran the quarter mile in 16.9 seconds running 82 miles per hour. By today’s standards, that’s pretty slow.

How fast is a 1969 Trans Am?

1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am RA IV 0-60, quarter mile, specs

0-60 mph 4.6 seconds
Top speed 247 kph / 153 mph
Curb weight 1534 kilograms (3382 pounds)
Year introduced 1969
Displacement 6555 cubic centimeters (6.6 liters / 400 cubic inches)

What car was in Smokey and the Bandit?

Pontiac Trans Am
Today, Smokey and the Bandit remains one of the most popular car action films ever made, and the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am will forever be wed to the movie.

How much horsepower does a 1969 Pontiac Firebird have?

The 1969 Dodge Charger R/T-SE offered up 425 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque with the optional 426 Hemi V-8. Even the standard 440 Magnum V-8 was good for 375 horsepower. Meanwhile, the Firebird 400 Coupe was rated 330 horsepower at 4800 rpm and 430 pound-feet of torque at 3300 rpm.

What is a Pontiac Firebird?

The Pontiac Firebird is an American automobile that was built and produced by Pontiac from the 1967 to 2002 model years. Designed as a pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang, it was introduced on February 23, 1967, five months after GM’s Chevrolet division’s platform-sharing Camaro.

Is Pontiac 400 a big block?

Ford 332 (5.4 litre) Interceptor big block V8. A Chevrolet Camaro 396 had a big block, but a Pontiac Firebird 400 did not. Buick and Oldsmobile 455s were big blocks, but a Pontiac 455 was not. Thus, segregating engines and engine families into small and big block categories became useful shorthand.

How many total cars were wrecked in Smokey and the Bandit?

How Many Cars Were Wrecked in Smokey and the Bandit? The production team wrecked three for the four cars it received from Pontiac. Two cars were reportedly badly damaged in early stunts in the film, while a third car was completely destroyed during the famous bridge jump scene.

Was the Pontiac Superduty the Fastest Trans Am ever made?

Pontiac had no real competition for the Trans-Am in the bleak years to follow. I learned to drive in the mid-70s with a 1972 Mercury Comet GT with 302 V8, and a whopping 143 hp, 242 lb/ft of torque. @Bijan I completely agree. The SuperDuty was the fastest car built in the U.S. between 1973 and 1989. No question about it.

How much horsepower does a 1973 Trans Am have?

A full 310 net horsepower is quite a bit more than most of the 400 plus gross rated engines from the late sixties. Even the monster 425 hp (gross) 1971 LS6 454 engine was really only 325 hp net. Two years later in 1973 the only Chevy 454 was the LS4 with 275 hp net. If I remember correctly. All told, 1973 was a very good Trans Am year.

How accurate are Pontiac 0-60 speeds?

There are a great deal of factors that affect the Pontiac cars 0-60 stats, so different sources may test the same vehicle and each may arrive at a unique 0-60 mph and quarter mile result. Zero to 60 times does not guarantee the accuracy of any of the Pontiac 0-60 mph times.

Why was the Trans Am so popular in the 70s?

You had the best production engine, the best styled, and the best sales to date. Perhaps it was because Trans Am was now the only game in town. Cuda’s and Challenger’s were cut down to mere a 240 horsepower 360 V8 as their weapon. Mustang, got big, heavy, and sluggish, with the 4-barrel 248-hp 351 engine as the top offering.