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Pontiac Firebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air Automatic

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air Automatic

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5665 cm3 / 345.7 cu in / 345.7 cu in, 242.4 kW / 325.1 hp / 325.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 475.0 N·m / 350.3 lb·ft / 350.3 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from2001
ModelFirebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air AutomaticIssued until
SerieFirebirdNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPontiacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4920 mm / 193.7 in / 193.7 inTotal (curb) weight1550 kg / 3417 lb / 3417 lb
Width1890 mm / 74.4 in / 74.4 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2568 mm / 101.1 in / 101.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1542 mm / 60.7 in / 60.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1539 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inWeight distribution (front)56.0 % / 56.0 % / 56.0 %
Ground clearance114 mm / 4.5 in / 4.5 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.92  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 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 ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore99.0 mm / 3.90 in / 3.90 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplySPFiEngine displacement5665 cm3 / 345.7 cu in / 345.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity708.13 cm3/cylinder / 43.213 cu in/cylinder / 43.213 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power242.4 kW / 325.1 hp / 325.1 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque475.0 N·m / 350.3 lb·ft / 350.3 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)97.0 kW / 130.0 hp / 130.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.8 kW/l / 0.940 bhp/cu in / 0.940 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque83.8 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.7
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio209.7 kW/ton / 158.9 bhp/ton / 158.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.28Turning circle12.4 m / 40.7 ft / 40.7 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Firebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air Automatic

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