Pontiac says the Firebird will feature the same balance of acceleration, handling and ride quality found in the Firebird Coupe. If it is anything like the Firebird Convertible we tested, we have full faith that the performance of the convertible will not suffer. This can be partly contributed to the reinforcements utilized by Pontiac engineers to keep the Convertible’s rigidity close to that of the coupe’s. For the 2014 Pontiac Firebird, additional reinforcements will also be employed.
The 2014 Firebird Convertible will use the third-generation Magnetic Ride system,. It can monitor and adjust damping levels up to 1,000 times per second for changing road and driving conditions. The Firebird will also come standard with Pontiac’s Performance Traction Management system to enhance both drag-strip-like launches and cornering.
The Firebird Convertible will go on sale in late 2013 as a 2014 for a small premium over the Firebird coupe.