2017 Pontiac Firebird

As recently announced, the 2017 Pontiac Firebird is a go. There have been many headlines before which titled that this legendary car was going to make a comeback soon, but we never really had and lucrative evidence to go on. Finally, the pictures and reviews that have started to emerge show us that the legendary vehicle is going to be a reality. The all new Firebird is expected to hit the market soon with some modern new features.

As it was made known, the 2017 Pontiac Firebird is going to be based on the recent Pontiac Trans Am concept which was revealed some time ago. This was a perfect starting point for redesigning this car. As the concept brought so many innovations already and a great modern new take on the Trams Am car, why not transfer it to the new Firebird. It appears that the car is taking a big turn both inside and outside and it will all be part of its new look and future design.

Pontiac was aiming for the comeback of the Firebird for some time. There are a lot of old hard core fans which will appreciate getting a car which reminds them on their youth and the way that the things were some time. But as it appears they also want to establish the car as a modern contender. The car is going to feature all new looks and design aspects which are more than welcomed for the car and which are going to attract more new audience to the label.


2017 Pontiac Firebird Exterior Reshaping

As they want to make the 2017 Pontiac Firebird both visually acceptable and modern enough for the current period, some alterations have been made for the exterior of it. The most important thing was to reshape the car and make it look modern. Some new design elements were used to keep the car look both fresh and keep the standard appeal of the past Firebird cars. But of course many advancements have been made in turns of making the car look acceptable to a wider audience base.

The most changes were added to the front and rear fascia. Although the 2017 Pontiac Firebird retains a lot of its familiar and well know food looks, the contemporary details manage to enhance them. The most design additions were also done to make the car as aerodynamic as possible. There is a new bumper in the front and some new LED lights have been added with restyled headlights as well. The grille design has been modified a bit but it still retains the same kind of shape that we are used to having.

The changes have been mad for the coupe and the convertible version as well. Having both is a tradition for the Firebird brand so an exception has not been made and the car will continue with the revamped design.


Interior Updates

The interior is also going to go through a lot of alternation for the 2017 Pontiac Firebird version. In fact they are going for a comfort enhancing look inside. The added features are mainly concentrating on improving the vehicle comfort rates and to help the passengers to be as relaxed as possible. Some comfortable new materials are going to be sued and they are placed not just on the seats but also around the cabin as well.

The dash takes a mild redesign as it resembles and pays homage to some older Firebird models. But they are keeping things also as modern as possible. The design is a good looking one but a very functional one. It incorporates new technological features which range from function features to infotainment features. The steering wheel has also been changed and features a contemporary design which allows you better handling of the car.


Powertrain Updates

Under the hood of the 2017 Pontiac Firebird, there are going to be two engine options available. The base one will be a transferred engine which comes out of the current Chevy Camaro car and is the 6.2L V8 engine which is good enough to make an output of 426 hp to 575 hp. But there is an even bigger engine option which sit the 5.0 liter V-8 cylinder engine which is supposed to make a staggering 700 hp output, but those figures are still not official. You can combine both of the engines using a regular 6 speed automatic,  or chose an optional Tremec 6-speed manual transmission which comes as a completely new choice for the car. It was also reported that the fuel economy for the base version is going to go to 15/31 mpg in the city/highway.


Release Date and Price

As far as the information about the release date for the 2017 Pontiac Firebird go, it is supposed to appear in 2017. The release is actually pushed back a bit and the car is due to make an appearance in the latter part of the year. We were hoping to see it by midyear but according to the rate of production we are expecting an end-year release.

The price is going to be a standard one for a car like the Firebird. According to the recent information the price bump has been made due to the added materials and especially because of the technological updates which the cars extends with. All in all, expect for a price between  $ 36 000 to $ 41 000.



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2017 GTO Judge

Perhaps to the younger crowd the name does not mean much, but the hard core fans the older ones will certainly get excited when they hear the news about a re-release of the 2017 GTO Judge. This is a model which has been produced at least half a century ago and was provided by Pontiac. The car made massive hits and was on the lips of every person and it appears that it may do that once again. The legendary vehicle is going to return once more and is going to introduce itself to the younger crowd once again. The ones who are nostalgic for the car to return will appreciate this release while the new crowd may get hooked on the new design and appearance of the car.

The car was introduced for the first time almost half a century ago and had two comebacks in its history. The first one was in 1974 while the other one was more recent in 2004, but it also lasted only for 3 years as the car was rescinded once more. This is the third return of the legendary brand which we are eager to see once more in the racing column among the top dogs in the automotive industry and we feel this is going to be a good release for this year.

2017 GTO Judge front view

The news emerged and became much clearer once the pictures of the concept model started to circle the net. At first it was something unbelievable but fortunately it is going to be something which is going to became a reality. The release date is still not firstly set but as they are addressing it as a 2017 model we expect it by then. Keep reading the review and find out all the necessary specs and stats about the car.

2017 GTO Judge engine performance

The most important part of an the vehicle is always an engine and it appears that the 2017 GTO Judge has something interesting cooking underneath its hood. The rumors are mostly concentrated on a 6.2 liter V-8 engine that might provide just enough juice for this legendary model. With an automatic all wheel drive transmission system this model can be perfect and we assume that it can make an output of 430 horsepower as it will make it very competitive in the market with that sort of specs.

2017 GTO Judge engine

2017 GTO Judge concept

What we may expect from the 2017 GTO Judge is a great design which will bring us something new but will certainly remind us about something old. We are excepting a reminiscence of the older versions often Judge on it as this is a legendary car that many people have learned to love, so it cannot just end there. The concept pictures that were released showcased something that we were expecting to see, we are still not sure whether this is going to be complete transferred to the production level car but we assume that most of it is going to make it. The model is going to be based on the drag racing Ford Mustang GT500 design which has a lot of aerodynamic features and can reach high performance and rates. Combining it with some legendary design cues that were seen on some elderly models for the Judge will do the trick and make the car great.

2017 GTO Judge intarior

As we have seen from the early pictures and some renderings of the car, the front part of the model is going to be dominated by a two part radiator grille with  double light under clear glass and large fog lamps. The back side adds a large shapely spoiler that large lights and exhaust tips protruding down below. This makes for a sporty appearance that we were expecting to get.

The interior is announced to be made with special leather which is going to allow even more comfort while seven interior colors are going to be provided as optional to pick. There are various details that are going to give you an enhanced feeling of driving this car and make you feel even better. The people who have already had the pleasure of during a  Judge before will know what we are talking about as you will get the same kind of feeling once inside the cabin of this car as you get to use an instrument Reviews with a red background and a short stroke sports shift transmission.

2017 GTO Judge rear view

Price and release date

This model is still in the making and the 2017 GTO Judge is finally out of the rumors stage and in its production level. But this leaves us with the question when the model is going to actually be available. Many people assume that it is going to hit the US market as soon as the beginning of next year, but we are a little bit more realistic and judging by he current state of thing the car is expected to appear by the end of 2017. This is still going to make it a 2017 year release but we do not have much to go on the price of the car. As we get closer to the end of production, more info about the price of the 2017 GTO Judge will appear.

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2016 Pontiac Trans AM

2016 Pontiac Trans AM Release Date, Price, Pictures, Engine – Rumours suggest that the new 2016 Pontiac Trans AM will resemble the Chevrolet Camaro in most aspects. This might be attributed to the fact that the motor company had a ‘Platform sharing’ project since 1967.

2016 Pontiac Trans AM
2016 Pontiac Trans AM

Furthermore, GM was not the only automobile company that introduced such a cooperation project. The same year saw Ford do the same thing with the Ford Mustang and Mercury Cougar.

The collaborations brought in a lot of goodies which included muscle cars which have become legends in the automobile segment. Back in the day, the Pontiac Trans AM was simply an upgraded version of the Firebird, which meant that the vehicle had better handling, suspension, stronger engine, different hood, spoilers, bigger wheels and fog lights.

In a nut shell, when the upcoming new 2016 Pontiac Trans AM hits showrooms, you should only expect a car ‘like Camaro’, but with a cheaper price. The muscle car market has a lot of potential, and the new Trans Am will certainly be the vehicle to look out for.

2016 Pontiac Trans AM exterior

As mentioned above, the car will look and feel like a Camaro, so buyers should expect similar features and performances. However, there will be conspicuous differences that will make the new 2016 Pontiac Trans AM unique.

2016 Pontiac Trans AM front
2016 Pontiac Trans AM front

Numerous internet sources suggest that the new vehicle will come with lots of differences around the front and posterior ends. The front fascia will be available with a new bumper and grille.

Would-be user should also expect a new LED lamp in order to give it a modern look. The overall exterior is expected to change significantly with the incorporation of new modern designs and features that will edge out a chunk of its rivals.

2016 Pontiac Trans AM back
2016 Pontiac Trans AM back

The exterior will also come with a palette of colours judging from the spy pictures we have which will include white, grey and black. Moreover, following the same footsteps of its antecedent, it will come with a large eagle logo on its hood.

The car will be supported by standard 20” wheels and combining that with all the aforementioned features will give the vehicle a mature stance and an assertive demeanour.

2016 Pontiac Trans AM interior

When it comes to the interior of the new 2016 Pontiac Trans AM, buyers should expect a beautiful design that will be fabulous in almost all fronts. The cabin will receive a facelift in terms of the overall design and quality of materials used.

2016 Pontiac Trans AM interior
2016 Pontiac Trans AM interior

For an improved cosy and elegant appeal, buyers should expect a leather upholstered interior for higher trim versions. Other features that are conspicuous on internet pics and YouTube videos include state of the art sound system, navigation, touch screen display, heated leather seats, voice commands, etc.

The cabin will also come with increased space which will give the passengers adequate space for their leg and head room.

2016 Pontiac Trans AM engine

Under the hood of the new 2016 Pontiac Trans AM, you should expect two engine versions. The first engine option will be a 3.6L V6 which will be able to generate 270 pounds of torque and 305 horsepower.

For the aforesaid engine, buyers should expect a top speed of 155 mph which by the way had to be limited for some reason. The second engine option will be the Firebird version which will be a 6.2L V8 engine which will have the capacity of producing 420 horsepower and 385 pounds of torque.

The top speed will be similar to the previous engine rated at 155 mph. both of the engines will be able to reach 60 mph in under 4 seconds which is really impressive. The transmission, on the other hand, will be a 6 gear automatic one.

With all the aforesaid engine specs, the 2016 Pontiac Trans AM beast will certainly be hungry for fuel and unfortunately will be not so good for the wallet. It will have a fuel economy rating of around 15/31 mpg in the city/highway.

2016 Pontiac Trans AM price and release date

When it comes to the release date of the 2016 Pontiac Trans AM, we should expect its release date to be somewhere towards the end of this year (2015). It is scheduled to come just in time to compete with new Mustang and Camaro.

2016 Pontiac Trans AM  release date
2016 Pontiac Trans AM release date

It will go for sale with a price tag of around 22,000 USD for the basic model. As we all know the internet is full of fake info, however, the above review is meant to dispel the 2016 Pontiac Trans AM hoax.

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