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Segment: Coupe Cabrio

Pontiac was eager to get a better engine for its TransAm Firebird, and it made the RamAir version, which looked wild, and then the carmaker made a convertible out of it.

In 2000, the Pontiac was still riding the high tides, and its cars were selling well, especially the Firebird. It was a sports car, but not as harsh or expensive as a Corvette. It competed against its sibling, the Camaro, and the Mustang, but its pop-up headlights were different, which attracted the customers who were teenagers in the '80s

The main difference was that the carmaker installed a new hood with two bulges opened at the front. Thus, it removed the exhaust vents and tracked more air into the air filter installed just under the nostrils-looking air-intakes. Its bumper was still V-shaped as in the 1997 model but incorporated a pair of wide fog lights placed closer to the car's center. Last but not least, the headlights featured two lamps on each side instead of one as on the rest of the Firebirds. A set of aerodynamically profiled door mirrors and a wing on the trunk enhanced the car's aggressive look. Pontiac offered the RamAir version in three body shapes: coupe, T-top, and convertible.

Inside the cabin, the carmaker ditched the comfortable seats and introduced a pair of high-bolstered bucket seats that provided much better side support. Its front independent suspension and the solid rear axle were not the best choices for a handling vehicle, but they worked well for wide turns on a fast track. The center stack looked very similar to the '97 model but with a CD player on it. Its seven-channel equalizer was challenging to use while driving. But that wasn't a real problem for as long as its customers had the music of a V-8.

PONTIAC Firebird Convertible 2000 - 2002 3 Photos
PONTIAC Firebird Convertible (2000 - 2002)PONTIAC Firebird Convertible (2000 - 2002)PONTIAC Firebird Convertible (2000 - 2002)
PONTIAC Firebird Convertible 2000 - 2002
  2 gasoline engines
  • 3.8 V6
  • 5.7 V8

PONTIAC Firebird Convertible 3.8 V6

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.8 V6
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3791 cm3
Power
149 KW @ 5200 RPM
205 HP @ 5200 RPM
200 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
225 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
305 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/55R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
193.3 in (4910 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
51.2 in (1300 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.6 in (1,542/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
101.1 in (2568 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.5 in (114 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.9 cuFT (365 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3484 lbs (1580 kg)

PONTIAC Firebird Convertible 5.7 V8

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7 V8
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5670 cm3
Power
231 KW @ 5200 RPM
315 HP @ 5200 RPM
310 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
340 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
461 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Automatic, 4 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/50ZR16
DIMENSIONS
Length
193.3 in (4910 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
51.2 in (1300 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.6 in (1,542/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
101.1 in (2568 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.5 in (114 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.9 cuFT (365 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3627 lbs (1645 kg)
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