Lingenfelter LTA Showing GM How It's Done
However, the muscle car era has made us fall in love with the brand and we really can’t let it go. Fortunately, it seems like we’re not the only ones, as our feelings are shared by various aftermarket developers.
One of this companies is Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. Keen to show General Motors how it’s done, the company used this year’s SEMA show to unveil a pre-production Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
The project uses the LTA (Lingenfelter Trans Am) name and is the natural result of the Firebird Trans Am concept that was introduced at last year’s SEMA event.
The vehicle is based on the Chevrolet Camaro, but offers multiple distinct design elements, with the list including a “show and go” shaker hood, front fender air vents, a ducktail rear spoiler and a set of honeycomb 20-inch rims. Of course, the front and the rear fascias now shout “Trans Am!”
The vehicle is hyper-powered by a 455 cubic-inch (7.5 liter) V8 engine that uses a Racing Head Service aluminum block and delivers 655 hp & 610 lb-ft of torque (827 Nm). The creation also comes with multiple “go-fast” tech elements, but the tuner has not released the exact details.
The interior hasn’t been forgotten either, as the tuner has offered the vehicle a retro cabin, complete with a vinyl finish and aluminum trimming for the dashboard. The tuner said the car is now nearing the production phase, adding that the price will be released soon.
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