Pontiac has announced that they are going to update their lineup for the upcoming period and as a part of that roster updated a new 2018 Pontiac Trans Am is going to be released. Besides the Trans Am we are also going to se the new Firebird as well which will also make the fans completely happy to hear. The car is yet to get an official release date but the fact is that with other cars that are coming out of the Pontiac production line it is only a matter of time when we are going to see the car on the streets.
The newest Trans Am is going to share its platform with the Chevrolet Camaro as it has always done. The cooperation of these two designers have brought the vehicle immense popularity in the past and it is going to be continued for the 2018 model year as well. This cooperation has already proven to be a fruitful one when it comes to muscle cars, so it was obvious that it was going to continue for the 2018 model year.
The Trans Am vehicle were first released back in 1969, as an upgraded version of the base Firebird model. This means that the Trans Am car was actually better in terms of having a better engine, larger wheels, upgraded suspension and overall handling ability. Things are not going to change this year as the 2018 Trans Am is expected to build upon the 2018 Firebird. Read the review so you are able to find out what the news about the specs and release date are and find out everything that interest you about the newest release of this vehicle.
2018 Pontiac Trans Am exterior
The way the new 2018 Pontiac Trans Am is going to differ on the exterior is that the front end and rear end are going to be changed. There are some touches added to the look of the front fascia which is going to be remodeled and be much more aesthetically appealing than before. Some twists and turns have been made to enhance the look and the changes that are included feature a remodeling of the bumper which as the entire front fascia gains more rounded details than before. The LED lights have been changed and the positioning has been adjusted a bit as the grille is larger than before so it needed more space. The positioning of the lights and the grille is different and is much more appealing and good looking than before.
Generally speaking, Pontiac does not want to make a drastic change away from the original look. Of course this is a modern version of the car which was released so long time ago but it manages to still hold on to some of its original and trademark parts. You will notice some side arches which combine with the bumper curtains placed on the front side and result in enhancing the stability of the vehicle. The aprons that are given and the thin lip spoiler at the back also do wonders for the cars maneuvering and stabilizing. It is necessary to do so as the car can develop a high speed and you do want those wheels to grip the asphalt then.
The inside of the car is going to be sporty and elegant as always. What was a trademark characteristic of any Trans Am vehicle will be the style of the new 2018 Pontiac Trans Am car. The interior setting consist of very comfortable sport bucket seats at the front and a rear seats at the back which have a 60/40 split. The seats are covered in premium leather and are stylistically very appropriate for this kind of a car.
There are some fine touch details in the panels and the dash of the car and you can also notice the handsome instrument graphic that have also been modeled for this car. All in all, this is a good and a very appropriate setup for the inside which updated the newest 2018 Trans Am well.
Under the hood, the newest 2018 Pontiac Trans Am is going to come with a a 3.7-liter V6 engine. This is going to raise the output of the car for the new model year to 305 hp/280 lb-ft of torque, The Firebird models will come sporting a 5.0-liter V8 engine which produces 420 hp/390 lb-ft of torque. But if we add the supercharged engine trim the Trans Am gets a power boost that leads it to 631 lb-ft of torque and 662 horsepower. There are actually several transmission options available for all of the versions this year and you can choose from using between a 6-speed automatic, Tremec 6-speed manual and 6-speed manual. Base EPA ratings are measured at 15 miles per gallon in the city to 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
Price and release date
The latest announcements place the release date of the 2018 Pontiac Trans Am available next year in July. Not everything has been confirmed yet but it is more than certain that the car is going to arrive at the given period then. The newest version of the Trans Am is going to get a price check and it will come at a greater cost than before, so expect it to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $36,095 as a base MSRP.
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