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2016 Pontiac Trans Am

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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…

2016 Pontiac Trans Am front side

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.

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Engine

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.

 

Fuel Consumption

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 rear side

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 open

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.

 

2016 Pontiac Trans Am interior

Release Date

All the rumors tells us that 2016 Pontiac Trans Am release date is very near. Actually as near as the end of 2015 is. It will come out just in time to compete with Camaro and new Mustang. It is going to be a “new thing”, with a powerful engine.

2016 Pontiac Trans Am rear

Price

2016 Pontiac Trans Am price is going to be a hard thing to beat. With all those horses in it and the price of 22 000 dollars for a basic model it will be a bargain.

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Joey • March 2, 2015


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  1. Gary Moyer February 11, 2016 - 7:30 pm Reply

    Need to know if the 2016 Trans Am is being produced and if it is how do I get in contact to find more information on the price. I’m very interested about this vehicle. If being produced how do I go about finding this vehicle and who is selling them.

  2. Gary Moyer February 11, 2016 - 7:33 pm Reply

    Is the 2016 Trans Am being produced and if so by who. What are the contacts to order or go see one in person. Also seeking price on the V8 model if this vehicle is being produced.

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  4. Tom May 9, 2016 - 1:44 pm Reply

    Look up transamdepot.com. They are already being produced.

  5. mark sun June 22, 2016 - 12:09 am Reply

    I owned a brand new 1977 Special Edition 6.6 TA (only few made in that year). What a car. Love to see it comes back. Thinking of buying it again.

  6. Jason August 2, 2016 - 8:52 pm Reply

    Hi my name is Jason and I want the black and gold trans am

  7. Eddie Rivera August 22, 2016 - 3:41 am Reply

    This car was (and is) being produced by TRANS-AM DEPOT. Mis-sleading article.I thought GM was coming to their senses and bringing it back. Maybe even bringing back the PONTIAC line too. Oh well.

  8. FRANK August 28, 2016 - 11:15 pm Reply

    I OWNED A 1972 PONTIAC TRANS AM WITH A 455 H.O. WITH A 3 SPEED AUTOMATIC. I STARTED TO WEAR MY SEAT BELT THEN BECAUSE WHEN I TOOK A TURN I SLID AROUND ON THE VINYL BUCKET SEAT AND HAD TO HANG ON TO THE STEERING WHEEL FOR DEAR LIFE. ALWAYS WORE MY SEAT BELT IN ALL MY CARS AFTER THAT…LOL

  9. Isam Rahhal September 16, 2016 - 1:15 pm Reply

    I Love trans Am i owned one back in 1980 ,Goldish Brown color1978 Model , Osum car smooth ride, good maneuvering great engine sound , and very powerful, it is just a great car, Truly one of the best rides I ever drove.
    I will buy it again .
    Cheers

  10. Oreste V. Romito November 24, 2016 - 9:20 am Reply

    Pontiac isn’t around anymore get it ! I have a 1979 WS6 with only 27,000 miles.
    This looks like a Chevy not a Pontiac.

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