There are plenty of texts out there pointing out that the new 2016 Pontiac Trans Am is going to resemble a lot to the Chevrolet Camaro. So what? Al the way since 1967 that was a “platform sharing” project, and it should be! General Motors is not the only one that introduced this kind of cooperation. Same year, Ford did the same thing with Mercury Cougar and Ford Mustang.
That kind of cooperation brought to us a variety of muscle cars that became legends, every boy would want for himself, when he grows up. I know I did…
As tradition tells us, everything on this car, from exterior design to engine is going to resemble the Camaro, but just because the two models share those things.
Back in 1969 Trans Am was an upgraded version of Firebird, which means that it had better suspension, handling, stronger engine, spoilers, different hood, fog lights, bigger wheels, etc. It had an F-body platform which it also shared with Chevrolet Camaro.
All that being said, when it 2016 Pontiac Trans Am comes out, you will be able to buy a car “like Camaro”, but a lot cheaper.
Muscle cars market is huge, and this one is going to be one of the best, believe me, they had to electronically limit the speed! Let’s move on.
General Motors signed a deal with Trans Am Depot in 2012, where they will use the Trans Am name and Pontiac logo to custom design the Trans Am. The new Chevy Camaro’s model will serve as the backbone design.
As the things are, 2016 Pontiac Trans Am engine is going to come in two versions. First one is going to be a 3.6 liter V-6 with the strength of 305 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque with the maximum speed of 155 MPH (that had to be electronically limited), and the second version will be the Firebird version of 6.2 liter V-8 engine with 420 HP and 385 lb-ft that can also achieve the top speed of 155 MPH (but with much better acceleration).
Both engines can go from 0-60 in less than 4 seconds without any fuss. Transmission in this car is going to be slow paced 6 gears automatic. It looks like they are going for the comfort and not only the raw performance.
With all those specs in mind, these beasts are going to be hungry for fuel. So 2016 Pontiac Trans Am fuel consumption is not going to be so good for wallets. It is going to be around 15 mpg for city drive, and 31 mpg on the open road.
2016 Pontiac Trans Am Exterior
As I have previously stated, there are a lot of things similar to Camaro. In this case, the sides are practically the same but front and back of the car are different story as you can see from our spy photos.
Front part of the car has a new bumper, new headlights, LED fog lights and also a new grille. Rear end is inspired by the original Trans Am, with round taillights, and in this case, tradition is a very good thing.
2016 Pontiac Trans Am Interior
2016 Pontiac Trans Am interior is practically a copy-paste action from Camaro. Everything except the new steering wheel is the same. Of course you can expect everything that comes as a standard in modern cars like a state of the art sound system, touch screen controls, navigation, voice commands, heated leather seats, etc.
Cabin is going to have a lot of space, offering a great deal of comfort to a driver.
All the rumors tells us that 2016 Pontiac Trans Am release date is very near. Our resources are still working to find an actual date that will confirm its release. It will come out just in time to compete with Camaro and new Mustang. Here is a little info from the makers themselves. It is going to be a “new thing”, with a powerful engine.
2016 Pontiac Trans Am price is going to be a hard thing to beat. It is going to be manufactured by Trans Am Depot and will custom make only a limited number of this edition. With all those horses in it, pricing will be around 22000 USD for a basic model, which is a bargain.