After Pontiac “passed away” a lot of companies tried to make their own modern replicas of the Trans Am based on the new Chevrolet Camaro. Gearhead Performance Group in the latest tuner who unveiled their own Trans Am replica based on the 2010 Camaro.
Gearhead’s 2010 Camaro-based Trans Am received a new styling package that consists of new front and rear fascias with unique lights, fender vents, a large rear spoiler and 21″ or 22″ snowflake wheels. The car’s interior will have gold accents for the ultimate 1970s style.
Under the hood, this Trans Am conversion will feature an amazing 6.2L twin turbo LS9 V8 engine that will be able to develop 900 HP.
General Motors announced in April that they are going to shut down the Pontiac brand as part of a bailout funded by the US government and now the time to say “Goodbye Pontiac” has come. The last Pontiac for the US market rolled off the assembly line on Wednesday at around 12:45 p.m. and it was a white Pontiac G6 sedan.
The end of Pontiac and also the last Pontiac produced weren’t celebrated by the General Motors officials or the media and the only people allowed in the factory were just a group of workers who had to oversee the last 100 Pontiac G6 cars produced.
This was a sad ending for the brand’s fans and employees and some workers stopped to take a couple of photos while the last units rolled off the assembly line. The 82 year old Pontiac brand debuted at the New York Auto Show in 1926 and since then they had a couple of remarkable models but now the brand’s end was quiet and sad.
[Source: Detroit News]
Street Legal Performance launched it’s latest Firehawk, a car based on the new Pontiac G8 GT. The previous Firehawk packages were fitted to the Firebird and a lot of Pontiac owners are a bit upset. SLP added a supercharger to the car’s stock V8 engine which is similar to the one used on the Corvette ZR1 and the company also installed a cold air induction system and a stainless exhaust system.
With these improvements the Pontiac SLP Firehawk G8 GT has an impressive 500 HP. The car also received new 19″ alloy wheels painted in gun metal gray and a sport suspension package but probably the most visible modifications are the black painted hood, grille margins and rear spoiler.
The Firehawk package for the new G8 GT adds a substantial $18,995 to the car’s base price plus an extra $4,995 for an upgraded brake kit. The upgrades are really expensive and for that price buyers could get a new Cadillac CTS-V which has a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine with 556 HP.
[Source: GM Inside News]