1980 and 1981 turbo trans am were not fast, but it the best car to have back then. They cut down performance because of government laws about economy and emissions, so Pontiac put turbo in there trans ams to have some performance. And this car did not go 139 mph it went at least between 116-120 mph more or less.
Pontiac Firebird Turbo Trans Am specs
|Curb weight||1596 kg (3519 lbs)|
|Dimensions||5.03 m (198 in) long, 1.85 m (73 in) wide, 1.25 m (49 in) high|
|Wheelbase||2.74 m (108 in)|
|Origin country||United States|
|Engine type||GM Pontiac V-8 302 Turbocharged|
|Displacement||4.9 l (302 ci / 4949 cc)|
|Power||213 ps (210 bhp / 157 kw) @ 4000 rpm|
|Torque||468 Nm (345 lb-ft) @ 2000 rpm|
|Power / liter||43 ps (42 hp)|
|Power / weight||133 ps (132 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||293 Nm (216 lb-ft) / t|
|Transmission||4 Speed Manual and 3 Speed Automatic|
|Layout||front engine, rear wheel drive|
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Bandit 1y ago
Timmy Bed Wetter 1y ago
By today's standards, most family sedans with v6 are faster....my 2021 Rav4 Hybrid does 0-60 nearly 1.5 seconds faster...
Sube 4y ago
Boost pressare most have been really really low since an 2 liter saab made 150 in the late seventies.
jean-claude 2y ago
j'ai un cruze 2012 turbo
a 188,000 km et rien a faire dessus et r,ajouter une puce de 60 hp et tres fiable
Don 2y ago
Wow, cool story. You sound very educated on the subject.
Bijan 12y ago
The real Top speed :
Road and Track : 106 mph .
Car and Driver : 116 mph .
The standard Tranny was only a 3-speed Automatic and no 4-speed even in Optional .
Jeff B 12y ago
That's 1980s american cars for you.
Don 2y ago
monkeypop 12y ago
This was a turbo V8 and it only made 210bhp?
albertorabish 4y ago
It was in 1980, these days they probably could get 500 H.P.