General Motors first introduced the Pontiac Firebird back in 1967, putting it on sale as both a coupe and convertible. It was created to challenge the success of the all American pony sports car, the Ford Mustang. The Firebird and the Chevrolet Camaro shared the same F-body platform, used only on these two models. The Firebird and the Camaro also shared most of the sheet metal, as well as some other features, but they had different engines, although the structures were similar. Until the end of the production, in 2002, four generations of the Firebird emerged, each one offering the coupe and the convertible except the second one, which debuted only with the coupe version. The Pontiac Firebird never managed to defeat the Mustang when it comes to fame and reputation, but it’s not an understatement to say it was a successful model. In 2001, the sales of the Firebird dropped drastically, so the company decided to end the production. The public is eager to see what the new Firebird has to offer after a thirteen year production gap.
2015 Pontiac Firebird Exterior and Interior
The new 2015 Pontiac Firebird is continuing with the tradition of being similar to its first cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro. Just like the first generation, it will be offered as a coupe, as well as the convertible version. Exterior wise, the designers made sure that this head-turning vehicle is not just an eye candy but also, it contains elements that improve the overall stability of the car by conducting air out of the wheels during high speeds. The roof itself will be made out of carbon-fiber enhanced plastic, making this model a couple of pounds lighter than its predecessor.
2015 Pontiac Firebird rear view
Looking at the front, the grille looks angrier than ever and LED fog lights are a nice touch. The, also LED, headlights are further apart, compared to the previous generation. When it comes to the interior, there’s going to be enough space for passengers to feel comfortable and cozy, especially because of the heated leather seats. Leather covered steering wheel will also positively contribute to the overall impression. The driver will definitely enjoy the voice command option, as well as the fact that all the controls will be placed on the touch screen behind the transmission.
Pontiac Firebird 2015 Engine
The new 2015 Pontiac Firebird will have two engine options to choose from. The powerful supercharged 6.2 liter V8 engine is capable of delivering 580 HP and 551 lb ft of torque and is accompanied by a standard 6 speed manual transmission. Byers will also have the option of choosing a 7 speed dual-clutch gearshift.
2015 Pontiac Firebird engine
This model will have 135 HP more than the previous one. The other available engine is a 3.7 liter V6 that outputs around 305 HP and 290 lb ft of torque. The maximum speed this car is able to achieve is not its strongest suit. It’s just 155 mph, which compared to the competition is way beneath the standard.
2015 Pontiac Firebird Pricing
The release date is not yet published, but it is expected to hit the market by the end of 2015. Price wise, depending on the trim level, this baby will probably cost you between $23,000 and $36,000.
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