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Pontiac Firebird

Brief specs of Pontiac Firebird

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5733 cm3 / 349.8 cu in / 349.8 cu in, 175.2 kW / 234.9 hp / 234.9 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 447.0 N·m / 329.7 lb·ft / 329.7 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, rear wheel drive, 233 km/h / 145 mph / 145 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from
ModelFirebirdIssued 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

Length4834 mm / 190.3 in / 190.3 inTotal (curb) weight1570 kg / 3461 lb / 3461 lb
Width1840 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2565 mm / 101.0 in / 101.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.88  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
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 constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.4 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5733 cm3 / 349.8 cu in / 349.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity716.63 cm3/cylinder / 43.731 cu in/cylinder / 43.731 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power175.2 kW / 234.9 hp / 234.9 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque447.0 N·m / 329.7 lb·ft / 329.7 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)83.6 kW / 112.1 hp / 112.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.6 kW/l / 0.672 bhp/cu in / 0.672 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque78.0 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed233 km/h / 145 mph / 145 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.10 s / 7.10 s / 7.10 sPower-to-weight ratio149.7 kW/ton / 113.4 bhp/ton / 113.4 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Firebird

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