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2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Collector's Edition

2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Collector’s Edition

2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Collector’s Edition

Pontiac celebrates 35 years of Firebird the 2002 Firebird Trans Am Collector Edition high-performance specialty vehicle. Elements unique to the Collector Edition include a special paint scheme, detailed interior appointments, special edition emblems and the raw power of Trans Am’s WS6 performance and handling package. Just under 2,000 Collector Editions will be offered to enthusiasts during this special milestone year for the storied American musclecar.

Outfitted in its exclusive Pontiac Collector Yellow paint scheme, the Collector Edition features a special screaming chicken graphic package that puts a contemporary spin on the eye-catching hood designs of the ’70s and ’80s Firebird and Trans Am models. Two black racing stripe designs adorn the hood of the vehicle and continue on to wrap themselves around the car’s doors and rear quarter panels. The rear fascia also gets special attention with a two-tone Collector Yellow and black treatment while both Collector Edition and Trans Am nameplates accent the lower doors.

The Collector Edition will be offered in Trans Am Coup with hatch tops and a black roof halo or Convertible with a black top.

Staying true to the tradition of the WS6 performance and handling package’s exterior appointments, the Collector Edition includes black painted WS6 wheels with a machined face surface, black anodized front and rear brake calipers and black painted axles. Goodyear Eagle F1 performance tires are standard.

Inside the 2002 Collector Edition, owners will find exclusive interior trim appointments that highlight the now famous design cues of Firebird and Trans Am through the years. Seats are wrapped in ebony leather with headrests featuring embroidered Collector Edition logos. Also sporting the Collector Edition logo are front floor mats and a trophy/shelf mat. A special issue Collector Edition owner’s portfolio provides the finishing touch to the vehicle’s interior.

The Ram Air WS6 performance and handling package is standard on the Collector Edition. Highlighting the features is the LS1 5.7L V8 churning out 325 horsepower at 350 lb-ft. of torque (with WS6 package refinements).

Standard equipment on the Collector Edition includes: -Power antenna -Power windows -Power door locks -Remote keyless entry -Theft-deterrent alarm system -Driver 6-way power seat -Monsoon Series AM/FM radio with CD player -Hatch roof (T-Tops) on coupe model

Optional equipment on the Collector Edition includes: -Traction control -Trunk-mounted 12-CD changer -Hurst Short-Throw shifter

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain OHV 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5665 cc / 345.7 in³
bore 99 mm / 3.9 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
compression 10.1:1
power 242.4 kw / 325.1 bhp @ 5200 rpm
specific output 57.39 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 474.54 nm / 350.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
redline 6000
body / frame Unit Steel w/Composite Front Fenders, Roof, Doors, Hatch, Front
driven wheels RWD w/Optional Traction Control
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 / 17.0 x 9.0 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 22.9 cm / 17.0 x 9.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Unequal Arms w/Coil Spring & Stabilizer Bar
r suspension Live Salisburg Axle w/ Coil Springs & Stabilizer Bar
curb weight 1579 kg / 3481 lbs
wheelbase 2566 mm / 101.0 in
front track 1542 mm / 60.7 in
rear track 1540 mm / 60.6 in
length 4919 mm / 193.7 in
width 1890 mm / 74.4 in
height 1315 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