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Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

(1976 model)

Brief specs of 1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7462 cm3 / 455.4 cu in / 455.4 cu in, 149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, 448.0 N·m / 330.4 lb·ft / 330.4 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from1976
ModelFirebird Trans AmIssued until
SerieFirebirdNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPontiacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4999 mm / 196.8 in / 196.8 inTotal (curb) weight1701 kg / 3750 lb / 3750 lb
Width1854 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
Height1260 mm / 49.6 in / 49.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2746 mm / 108.1 in / 108.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1554 mm / 61.2 in / 61.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1532 mm / 60.3 in / 60.3 inWeight distribution (front)57.0 % / 57.0 % / 57.0 %
Ground clearance135 mm / 5.3 in / 5.3 inFuel capacity76 l / 16.8 UK gal / 20.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.4 sq ft / 21.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerPontiacValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore105.4 mm / 4.15 in / 4.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke106.9 mm / 4.21 in / 4.21 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supply1 Rochester carburettorEngine displacement7462 cm3 / 455.4 cu in / 455.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity932.75 cm3/cylinder / 56.920 cu in/cylinder / 56.920 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque448.0 N·m / 330.4 lb·ft / 330.4 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)72.1 kW / 96.7 hp / 96.7 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output20.0 kW/l / 0.439 bhp/cu in / 0.439 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque60.0 N·m/l / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.23

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.50 s / 6.50 s / 6.50 sTop (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.40 s / 8.40 s / 8.40 sPower-to-weight ratio117.6 kW/ton / 89.1 bhp/ton / 89.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)22.50 s / 22.50 s / 22.50 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time15.90 s / 15.90 s / 15.90 s (top 87 km/h / 54 mph / 54 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.4Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Leaf spring, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7JJ x 15Wheels rear7JJ x 15
Tyres frontGR70-15Tyres rearGR70-15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear241 mm / 9.5 in / 9.5 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

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