Pontiac Trans Am Return's In 2014


Inspired by the original Camaro-based Trans Ams from 1971, the new design has been in development for the past several years and is now ready to order.

The modern version comes with a LS9 engine--the same unit found in the Corvette ZR1 supercar--but has a pair of twin-turbochargers bolted on instead of the standard unit's supercharger. Peak output from the modified 6.2-liter mill stands at 900 horsepower. If this option is too extreme (if there is a such a thing), Gearhead is also offering a tamer version equipped with a naturally-aspirated LS3 V-8 churning out 426 horsepower.

Other additions include a 6-speed manual with hardened gears and drive axle, modified suspension lowering the car up to 2-inches, 22-inch wheels, functional fender vents for brake heat reduction and gold interior accents.