2017 Trans Am Firebird Engine Specs
Today, the most-powerful engine offered is the Trans Am Firebird's supercharged 6.2L, which delivers 580 horsepower. The heart of the 2017 Trans Am Firebird is the lighter, naturally aspirated 7.0L first introduced in the Corvette Z06.
"The 2017 Trans Am Firebird is ideal for road racing because it delivers amazing performance in a compact, lightweight package, "The broad torque curve and high redline of the 2017 Trans Am Firebird mean fewer shifts are required for each lap, while the lightweight design improves the front-to-rear weight balance for better handling."
The hand-assembled 7.0L (427 cid) V-8 uses a number of high-performance components, including:
•Titanium intake valves and connecting rods, and sodium-filled exhaust valves
•CNC-ported aluminum cylinder heads
•Forged-steel crankshaft and main bearing caps
•Hydroformed exhaust headers
•11.0:1 compression ratio, and a 7,000 rpm redline.
•10.5-quart, dry-sump oiling system
For the 2017 Trans Am Firebird , The Trans Am Firebird features unique induction and exhaust systems, and delivers at least 500 horsepower (373 kW) and 470 lb-ft of torque (637 Nm).
The racing-style, cold-air induction system and large K&N air filter provide maximum air flow.
The standard dual mode exhaust system and larger-diameter pipes enable improved air flow. By bypassing the mufflers during acceleration, the system increases both the torque and sound generated by the 2017 Trans Am Firebird engine.
The 2017 Trans Am Firebird is exclusively offered with a Tremec TR6060 manual transmission. The six-speed features close-ratio gearing and 3.91:1 final drive ratio, both optimized for the power characteristics of the 2017 Trans Am Firebird.