If you like these looks, the Outlaw Edition Trans Am has the same looks but with a supercharged 6.2-litre V8.
The Pontiac brand is dead and shows absolutely no signs of a revival. Trans Am Worldwide keeps the brand’s most famous muscle car alive, though, by continuing to produce highly customized Chevrolet Camaros with looks that harken back to the classic Trans Am. At the New York Auto Show, the firm is introducing the new 2017 Trans Am Super Duty that evokes one of the meanest machines of the early ‘70s, but this one turns things up even more with its supercharged 7.5-litre (455-cubic-inch) V8 making 1,000 horsepower and 1,046 pound-feet of torque. A limited run of just 50 of these high-output machines are available.
The company’s latest Trans Ams follows the Camaro’s switch to General Motors’ Alpha platform. The new chassis provides a fantastic opportunity to overhaul the Trans Am’s styling, too. The Super Duty’s body features carbon fibre parts for the fenders, hood, front and rear fascia, and trunk lid.
“The new model is a complete re-design that features sleek body lines with masculine proportions and traditional retro styling,” Tod Warmack, company co-founder, said in the model’s announcement. “We are also offering optional glass t-tops this year.”
The big addition under the hood is the massively powerful V8 as part of the Super Duty Package. The engine uses GM’s LT1 V8 as a base, but pushes the normal displacement of 6.2-litres to a full 7.5-litres. A 2.3-litre Magnuson supercharger adds even more grunt.
The firm also offers the Outlaw Edition Trans Am that uses a similar looking body kit but doesn’t make the components out of carbon fibre. A 6.2-litre LT1 V8 with a 2.3-litre Magnuson supercharger should still provide plenty of grunt. A naturally aspirated version of the 7.5-litre V8 is an option.
Source: Trans Am Worldwide