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.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|engine||Morgan Motorsports 385 LS-1 V8|
|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|
|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|
|gear ratios||2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.74:1, 0.50:1, :1|