2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6


2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6

2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6

The legendary lineup starts with Firebird Coupe and Convertible. An alluring exterior is standard equipment, starting with a hidden headlamp design, neatly integrated fog lamps, and fender-mounted air extractors, and continuing with the sleek, aerodynamically shaped body. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, cruise control, a fold-down rear seat, and a center console with an auxiliary power outlet and dual cupholders.

Firebird Convertible adds a standard uplevel Monsoon sound system with CD player and eight optimally placed speakers for high-powered audio, even with the top down. The convertible also features a six-way power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with redundant radio controls, remote keyless entry, alarm and power door locks, windows, outside mirrors and radio antenna.

Firebird Formula Coupe appointments include low-profile Z-speed-rated tires, Silver 16-inch (406 mm) five-spoke sport wheels, and a performance-oriented suspension. It also includes a 10-speaker version of the Monsoon CD audio system.

The ultimate expression of Firebird muscle, Trans Am, is offered in both coupe and convertible editions. Standard equipment includes removable roof panels, leather seat surfaces and an uplevel rear spoiler for the coupe.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine LS1 V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain OHV 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5670 cc / 346.0 in³
bore 99 mm / 3.9 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
compression 10.1:1
power 242.4 kw / 325.1 bhp @ 52000 rpm
specific output 57.34 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 460.98 nm / 340.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
redline 6000
body / frame Unit Steel w/Composite Front Fenders, Roof, Doors, Hatch, Front
driven wheels RWD
front tires P275/40ZR17
rear tires P275/40ZR17
front brakes Vented Discs w/Power Assist & ABS
f brake size x 302 mm / x 11.9 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Power Assist & ABS
r brake size x 305 mm / x 12.0 in
front wheels F 43.2 x 22.9 cm / 17 x 9 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 22.9 cm / 17 x 9 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension SLA w/Coil Over Monotube Gas-Charged Shocks, Tubular Stabilizer
r suspension Salisbury Axle w/Torque Arm, Trailing Arm, Track Bar, Coil Spring
curb weight 1585 kg / 3494 lbs
wheelbase 2568 mm / 101.1 in
front track 1542 mm / 60.7 in
rear track 1585 mm / 62.4 in
length 4920 mm / 193.7 in
width 1890 mm / 74.4 in
height 1316 mm / 51.8 in
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