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The Pontiac Firebird was first introduced in 1967. This rear-wheel drive two-seater sports coupe was equipped with a V8 engine with valves under the cylinder head. In 1969, the release of the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am began. The car was equipped with an eight-cylinder V-engine with 330 hp. The maximum speed was 195 km / h.
Since 1981, the Firebird Formula 5.0 version has been produced, and since 1987 - the Firebird Trans Am 5.0 with a 5-liter engine (210 hp, 295 Nm). Production of both modifications was completed in 1989.
The next generation Pontiac Firebird was first shown to the public in December 1992. From 1994 to 1996 cars with 3.4-liter engines were produced. There was also a version with a 5.7-liter engine (279 hp) in the back of a convertible; its release lasted until 2000.
The car had a landed swift silhouette, “pop-up” headlights and four “foglights” in the front bumper. The model was produced with two body options: a three-door coupe and a two-door convertible. Dimensions of the double coupe, as in the convertible, 4968/1893/1321 mm with a wheelbase of 2566 mm and a track 1542/1540 mm. The curb weight of the machine is 1528 kg, the permissible total is 2000 kg. Trunk volume 365 liters. Clearance was 115 mm.
A set of standard equipment included air conditioning, power mirrors and seats.
Upper valve with lower camshaft, with two valves per cylinder, the engine was located longitudinally under the hood. Power 3.4-liter V6 148 hp at 4600 rpm, torque of 257 Nm (3150 rpm). The maximum speed of the car was 207 km / h. The consumption of AI-92 gasoline in the urban cycle reached 8.8 liters per 100 km of track.
There was also a more powerful version of this 162 hp engine. (4600 rpm) and with a torque of 271 Nm (3600 rpm).
The engines were aggregated with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.
In the front suspension used double wishbone, spring strut and lateral stabilizer; the rear one included a continuous beam, springs and a lateral stabilizer.
Front brakes are ventilated discs and rear disc brakes. The size of standard tires is 215 / 60R16.
In 1995, production of the upgraded Pontiac Firebird began. Dimensions of both the coupe and cabriolet steel 4910/1890/1300 mm with a wheelbase of 2570 mm and a track 1540/1540 mm. The curb weight of the car has increased to 1,585 kg, and the number of seats - up to four. Clearance remained the same - 115 mm.
On the Firebird of this generation, a 3.8-liter V6 engine (203 hp / 5200 rpm, 305 Nm / 4000 rpm) was installed, and since 2001 - a V8 of 5.7 liters capacity of 314 (5200 rpm), 324 either 330 hp and with a torque of 461 Nm (4000 rpm). The maximum speed of the model with the V6 engine reached 200 km / h; AI-91 gasoline consumption in the urban cycle - 12.4 liters, on the highway - 7.6 liters, and in the mixed - 10.2 liters. Acceleration to a hundred from a car equipped with a V8 (314 hp) took 6 seconds, and the maximum speed increased to 250 km / h; The AI-95 consumption in the city was 12.4 liters, in the urban cycle 8.4 liters, and in the mixed cycle - 10.7 liters per 100 km.
The number of gears of the manual has increased to six, the automatic transmission remained 4-speed. Due to the fact that the gearbox is shifted to the area of the rear axle, the weight distribution along the axles turned out to be almost optimal, which had a positive impact on the handling.
Elastic sports suspension, allowing you to feel confident in the corners, also has not undergone significant changes.
Disc brakes become fully ventilated. Provided for the installation of standard tires dimensions 235 / 55R16, 245 / 50R16 and 275 / 40R17.
Production of the latest generation Pontiac Firebird lasted seven years and ended in 2002.