2014 Pontiac Trans Am Firehawk details, pricing released



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It seems that no amount of controversy will prevent from launching its latest 2014 Pontaic Trans Am Firehawk, this time based on the Pontiac Firebird. Prior to this model, all previous Trans Am Firehawk packages were fitted to the Firebird, a fact that has a number of Firebird purists rather upset. Before we get to the specifications, perhaps we should remind Trans Am Firebird fans that it could be worse: At least they didn't choose to revive the Trans Am Firehawk name on a version of the new Camaro, right?

As for the car, it sounds like a pretty nice package. To the stock V8 engine, Trans Am Firehawk adds a supercharger that's similar to the one featured on the jaw-dropping Corvette ZR1, a stainless exhaust system and a cold air induction system. All that's good for an impressive 500 horsepower. Other models include new 19-inch alloys painted up in gun metal gray and a sport suspension package. The car's most striking design element will surely be the flat black-painted hood, grille surrounds and rear spoiler – an obvious nod to the factory gaudiness of muscle cars from the late '60s and early '70s.

Aside from the 2014 Trans Am Firehawk name, the biggest issue that's likely to inhibit future  Trans Am Firebird ownership is surely the price. To the stocker's $32,440 base price, the 2014 Trans Am Firehawk package adds a substantial $18,995, plus an extra $4,995 for an upgraded brake kit. For that kind of money, buyers could very nearly opt for a Cadillac CTS-V and be rewarded with its amazing supercharged 6.2L V8 engine and 556 horsepower. Still want one? Check back with your favorite local Pontiac Trans Am Firehawk dealer on September 1st.