Monster 1,700 HP Pontiac Firebird Runs 7-second Quarter Mile

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It’s been almost four years since GM pulled the plug on Pontiac, but the company’s arrowhead-badged vehicles are still alive and kicking thanks to million of enthusiasts.
While some Pontiac fanatics are enjoying their restored classics doing burnouts in parking lots, others are modifying them for drag strip purposes. And we’re here to show you a 1,700 hp monster from the latter category.

We’re talking about a heavily-modified Firebird that sports a 425 cubic inch LSX V8 and a pair of turbochargers under the hood. The enormous amount of power is sent to the rear wheel via a Power Glide transmission, while cooling is provided by an air to water intercooler.

Wondering how fast this twin-turbo Pontiac is? Well, the final run in the video below reveals a 7.6-second quarter mile run at 184 miles per hour (296.1 km/h).

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Ask Ciprian about cars and he'll reveal an obsession with classics and an annoyance with modern design cues. Read his articles and you'll understand why his ideal SUV is the 1969 Chevrolet K5 Blazer.
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