Meet the world’s sexiest Firebird Trans Am convertible; the all-new 2017 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
Yes, the 2017 Firebird Trans Am has finally taken the covers off the convertible version of last year’s Firebird Trans Am coupe, and we must say the car’s seductive lines look even better with the roof removed.
Beautiful surfacing and incredible, Pay attention to detail really set the 2017 Pontiac Firebird trans Am apart from the competition, and that’s before taking a look at the car’s technology.
Thanks to the latest generation of Firebird Trans Am’s bonded aluminum platform (generation four for those counting), the 2017 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is expected to retain its coupe sibling's full breadth of dynamic character and sporting capability. The Firebird Trans Am also benefits from a full carbon fiber body, which helps to keep weight down while increasing rigidity. Torsional stiffness is up 13 percent on the 2017 Firebird Trans Am, which the new model replaces.
Power comes from the automaker’s latest 6.0-liter V-8, which rates at 560 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque and has a beautiful exhaust note. It promises 0-60 mph acceleration in around 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph.
Drives goes to the rear wheels only, via Firebird Trans Am’s a Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox. The dynamics have been tuned precisely, with new springs and damper settings calibrated to deliver the same crisp handling yet compliant ride as the coupe.
Also unique to the 2017 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am convertible is its roof structure, naturally. The car's triple-skin lightweight fabric roof can be operated at speeds of up to 30 mph and takes just 14 seconds to fold. The windscreen, meanwhile, is now full height--a first for 2017 Firebird Trans Am--which means that the glass runs up to meet the fabric roof, thereby reducing visual 'clutter'.