2000 Pontiac Firebird
The Pontiac Redbird was a clean compact reinforced by the Pontiac Centrifugal Partitioning of Worldwide Motors and was manufactured from 1967 until 2002. Useable in both putsché and transmutable soundbox styles, the Redbird was characterized by its belligerent styling and low-priced brawniness car execution. The car divided the like Cosmopolitan Motors “F-Body” program as the Chevrolet Camaro, too introduced in 1967. Output of both cars ceased in 2002.
The Hangbird was introduced in the like yr as the Hydrargyrum Panther, which besides divided a chopine with another long-familiar crib car, the Crossing Mustang.
The vehicles were, largely, powered by assorted V8 motors of dissimilar GM divisions. Patch chiefly Pontiac-powered until 1981, Firebirds were reinforced with various dissimilar engines from almost every GM partition.
Fourth generation (1993-2002)
The quaternary contemporaries Redbird continued the former multiplication’s flowing recipe, but spell a worthy sports car, it was dupe to dropping sales. In 1993-1995 (1995 non-California cars) Firebirds standard a 3.4 L V6 with 160 hp, or a 5.7 L 275 hp LT1 V8. The LT1 was real interchangeable to the one in the Corvette C4, sole with 2 gobble mains, and a more restrictive uptake/exhaust. 1996 and ulterior models had a 200 hp 3.8 L V6 as the groundwork locomotive. The LT1’s hp paygrade had been brocaded to 285 thanks to a new double cat exhaust.
As ahead, the Camaro unbroken the open headlights and the Redbird its pop-fly units, with roughly child changes. In 1998, the Hangbird standard a new forepart dashboard (now with foursome pop-fly headlights; the Camaro’s front was too switched, to two oval-shaped headlamps) and otc modifications, the almost important of which was the Corvette belittled occlusion V8 locomotive known as the LS1. These 1998 to 2002 models are sometimes referred to as “one-fifth propagation” Firebirds. The terminal exemplar class, 2002, offered a typical Xxxv anniversary variation that paying court to the 1969 Trans Am. Alike the Chevrolet Camaro, the Hangbird and Trans Am were reinforced in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec. The engraft shut fine-tune abaft producing the finish cars.
The LS1 Firebirds, disdain their pitiable sales, were among the quickest always produced. They featured an all al 5.7L V8 designated the LS1, with 305 hp (310 subsequently 2000), or 320 hp (325 afterward 2000) for the Ram Air edition. The rarefied Firehawk exemplar made by SLP and sold done Pontiac dealerships had 330 hp (345 abaft 2000). Evening the V6 had a excrescence to 205 hp. The intermediate ¼ mil multiplication for these were 15.2 @ 90 mph for the V6 and 13.4 @ 106 mph for the V8. The V6 models were as prompt as most any V8 produced ahead 1990, piece the V8 Firebirds were quicker than most anything produced in the muscleman car era (including all Firebirds). Top Speeds for both the V6 and the V8 versions were governed according to their manufactory fag ratings. Typically, these limits were 105, 112, 118 mph for the V6 models, but these limits wide-ranging from car to car. V8 models that had Z rated tires had a hurrying clipper set to 162 mph. Models that came with GS-C or RS-A tires were special to 123 mph.
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