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2001 Pontiac Firebird Raptor Concept

2001 Pontiac Firebird Raptor Concept

2001 Pontiac Firebird Raptor Concept

The Pontiac Firebird Raptor is an example of the ultimate in aftermarket tuning for maximum performance in an aggressive yet elegant package. The Firebird Raptor was constructed by Rytek Projektz, a Ventura, Calif.-based automotive marketing and engineering firm.

At the heart of Firebird Raptor is a high-performance engine known as the Morgan Motorsports 385 – it’s a stroked version of GM’s 350-cubic inch LS-1 V8. As tweaked with performance parts by Morgan, the engine produces a pulse-pounding 540 horsepower, with a two-stage Nitrous Express system that creates up to an additional 300 hp at the push of a dashboard button. The MMS 385 LS-1 has ported and polished heads and a lightweight valve train to streamline combustion and power.

Rich tan leather graces the custom racing seats and every panel, mold and trim on the interior, including the trunk compartment, which houses a unitized billet aluminum 2300-watt high density amplifier racking system.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Morgan Motorsports 385 LS-1 V8
position Front Longitudinal
displacement 6309 cc / 385.0 in³
power 402.7 kw / 540 bhp @ 6300 rpm
specific output 85.59 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 718.58 nm / 530.0 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
redline 7000
driven wheels RWD
front tires 265/30-19
rear tires 275/30-19
front brakes 19.0
f brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
rear brakes Cross Drilled & Slotted Discs w/4-Pot Billet Calipers
r brake size x 310 mm / x 12.2 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 25.4 cm / 19.0 x 10.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.74:1, 0.50:1, :1
final drive 3.42:1