In 1980, General Motors alien a new turbocharged V8 agent advantage for the Pontiac Trans Am that approved to accord buyers the best of both worlds: the ability of a big V8 forth with the ability of a abate one. This turbocharged 301 cubic inch V8 was acceptable for 210 application and 345 pound-feet of torque, which doesn’t assume like abundant these days, but was at the time was abundant to beat both the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 and the Ford Mustang.
This 1981 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo, which will anon be auctioned off via Mecum’s Dallas sale, still has a additional V8 beneath the hood, but the annoyed old Pontiac 301 is continued gone. In its abode sits a modern-day LS9 V8 agent aerial from a C6 Corvette ZR1, which has been heavily upgraded and now produces a antic 1,300 horsepower. The twin-turbocharged V8 has been apathetic and stroked to 6.9L and is abutting by a custom cooling arrangement with a Be Cool aluminum radiator, a batten convolute belt arrangement and a three-inch stainless bankrupt with custom bogus manifolds.
All that ability is beatific to the rear auto through a GM 4L80E four-speed automated manual and a Wavetrac rear end with 3.70 gears. This beef coupe’s anatomy and abeyance accept additionally been thoroughly overhauled with RideTech amateur adjustable coilovers, a modern-day ability council system, Baer brakes with massive 14-inch cross-drilled rotors and six-piston calipers and a RideTech rollbar. Modern-day Forgeline auto in the aforementioned ‘Snowflake’ arrangement as the aboriginal Trans Am auto aggrandize on the contrarily banal exoteric of this different Pontiac restomod.
The aboriginal buyer of this custom Pontiac Trans Am invested added than $300,000 into it. There’s no appraisal as to what it will advertise for at arrangement after this month, but we get the activity it won’t command a amount alike abutting to $300k. That could accomplish this a appropriate arrangement for anyone attractive for a heavily customized restomod, so be abiding to analysis out the advertisement at this articulation for added advice and photos.
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