Do you remember all those rumors about the revival of the old Pontiac brand? Many third-party websites and fan blogs wrote about the new Firebird and Trans Am models, and how are they going to be released to the market receiving a brand-new design. Well, now we may be one step closer to the truth with the release of the 2017 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Super Duty.
First of all, this is not the official car made by Pontiac. No, Pontiac didn’t come back, and probably won’t come back ever. However, thanks to the guys from TransAm Depot, who use Chevrolet Camaro to create the unique, custom-made Trans Am models, only 50 lucky guys will have the chance to own and drive the revived 455 Super Duty. Its production started on May 1st, after it made a debut at the 2017 NY Auto Show this April.
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According to TransAm Worldwide’s website, the 2017 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Super Duty is such a powerful muscle car. It is powered by a supercharged 7.4-liter V-8 engine with modified 3.0-inch exhaust, cold air intake and ceramic coated headers, producing a total of 1000 horsepower and 1046 pound-feet of torque, making it more powerful than the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, which can hit 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds.
At this moment, we don’t have info on the 455’s 0-60 acceleration time. As soon as we get the info, we will let you guys know. However, we do know that TransAm Depot’s team wants to release the most powerful American muscle car in history. They really want to beat the Demon’s 0-60 time, we believe it is possible.
Here are the stats…
• Engine displacement: 455 ci (7.4 liter)
• Supercharger: 2.3-liter Magnuson TVS2300
• Boost: 14 psi
• Horsepower: 1000 hp (1013 PS)
• Torque: 1046 lb-ft (1416 Nm)
• Oil usage: Mobil 1™ 5W 30 Synthetic
• Transmission: 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic
As we already mentioned, the 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty is built upon the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro and GM’s improved Alpha platform. The car’s exterior is both modern and retro at the same time, featuring sleek body lines with classic elements.
Almost every body part has been replaced with lighter carbon elements, in order to lower the total weight, and further increase the performance. If you take a look at the photos, you will notice the famous flaming chicken decal on the revised hood, and recognizable split grille with Pontiac logo. All the bumpers, headlights, taillights and spoilers have been replaced as well. There is also a choice between the regular coupe with standard roof and the optional T-top with glass panels.
Interior received lots of changes too, featuring custom leather seats with embroidered head rests, lots of 455 and Trans Am-inspired graphics, and a retro-styled dashboard with vintage climate vents. The gear shifter is also replaced.
Here is the full list of the standard equipment, accessories and upgrade options for the 2017 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Super Duty.
Upgraded SD Carbon Package
• Full Carbon Shaker Hood
• Full Carbon Hood Scoop
• Full Carbon Fenders
• Full Carbon Air Extractors
• Full Carbon Front Fascia
• Full Carbon Front Splitter
• Full Carbon Rear Fascia
• Full Carbon Rear Diffuser
• Full Carbon Decklid
• Full Carbon Rear Spoiler Package
• Full Carbon Roof (T-Top Cars Only)
Custom Fascia Grills
Retro Style Trans Am Tail Lights
Hand Painted SD Custom Graphics Package
• Flaming Bird on the Hood
• Rear Spoiler
• Carbon Fenders
Hurst Short Ratio (Manual)
Heritage Shifter (Auto)
455 Embroidered Head Rest
SD Embroidered Seat Back
455 Embroidered Rear Seat
455 SD Embroidered Floor Mats
Retro Leather Seat Package
SD Numbered Gauge Cluster Package
Custom Painted Door Panels
455 Super Duty Sill Plates
Restyled Vintage A/C Vents
1″ Lowering Spring Package
Sway Bar Package
3pc 10 Spoke Crawler Race Wheels 20″x10″, Front
3pc 10 Spoke Crawler Race Wheels 20″x11″, Rear
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 285/30/R20, Front
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 305/30/R20, Rear
Custom Coated Calipers
Proprietorial Engineered 455ci DI Motor
2.3 Liter Magnuson Supercharger
Cold Air Intake
Ceramic Coated Headers
3″ Exhaust with Sport Tips
Upgraded Performance – Differential
Half Shafts and Drive Shaft Package
Super Duty Leather Document Folder
Super Duty Polo Shirt
Super Duty Cotton T-Shirt
Super Duty Leather Driving Gloves
Protective Ceramic Coating (Optional)
Color Upgrade (Optional)
Headlight Bezel Trim Color
Rear Tail Light Bezel Trim Color
Brembo Performance Caliper & Rotor Upgrade
• Cross Drilled 380x34mm 2 Piece Rotors, Front
• Cross Drilled 380x28mm 2 Piece Rotors, Rear
• 6 Piston Radial Mount Caliper, Front
• 4 Piston Radial Mount Caliper, Rear
Carbon Fiber/Polycarbonate Smoked T-Tops
Our source at Muscle Horsepower claims that there will be only 50 units produced and at the time of writing this article, all 50 of them could already be sold to the fastest and luckiest customers. However, if there are still some models available, you will have to deposit $3,000 just to be added to the waiting list. The total cost of the 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty may vary from $85,000 to $150,000, depending on the optional equipment.
Check out the video presentation of the 2017 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Super Duty taken at the 2017 New York Auto Show while enjoying the relaxing music.
Also, be sure to watch the official TransAm Depot‘s presentation of the new 455 Super Duty and how they built it converting the body of the 6th-generation Chevrolet Camaro.
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