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  Pontiac Firebird (2nd Gen)
1970 - 1981
Pontiac Firebird (2nd Gen)
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Pontiac Firebird (2nd Gen)

Pontiac Firebird (2nd Gen) review, specs, stats, comparison, rivals, data, details, photos and information on SupercarWorld.com

Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sports Car
Body 2 Door 2+2 seat
Coupe
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
3 Speed Automatic
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details V8
Capacity
458 in3 
Max Power
335 bhp @rpm 
Max Torque
500 lb/ft @rpm 
Power to Weight
195 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
291 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 45 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
4.15 X 4.21 in 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
6.3 sec 
0 - 100 mph
 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
14.8sec @98mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
196.8 in 
Width
73.4 in 
Height
49.3 in 
Weight
3850 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing
New Price £n/a
Used Price £10000 - £90000

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Profile

The second generation Firebird entered the market in 1970, with up to 200,000 units a year produced during its 11 year life-cycle.

Apart from numerous special editions, the Firebird was available in four levels of trim, the pinnacle being the 'Trans Am' option, with inspiration drawn from the American racing series of the same name.

Engine options went all the way up to the mighty 455 (a 7.5 litre V8), offering around 335 hp and 500 lbft of torque, an extremely low specific output by modern standards. Although the fuel crisis meant these made way to smaller, more efficient engines in the mid 1970s.

The Firebird was famous for appearances in films such as 'Smokey and the Bandit', TVs 'The Rockford Files' and as the official pace car for the Indy 500 in 1980. Production ended in 1981, making way for the new, leaner, more efficient 3rd Gen.

Examples can be bought for anything from $5k to $100k, depending on spec and condition.


Ratings
 
Performance4/10
Handling6/10
Looks8/10
Features5/10
Quality5/10
Costs9/10
Desire7/10
Eco1/10
Practicality6/10
Sound9/10
Overall Rating
60%
Ranks 890 of 1123
Money No Object
57%
Ranks 921 of 1123
Bargain Rating
68%
Ranks 161 of 1123

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Firebird (2nd Gen)

(1970 - 1981)
  

Firebird (4th Gen)

(1993 - 2002)

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