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PONTIAC Firebird Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 8
First production year: 1967
Engines: Gasoline
 

2000 - 2002

In 2000, Pontiac released the last sequel o its Firebird, and, even though it wasn't a new vehicle, it was an important refresh. But that didn't save the nameplate. While it was still a competitive car on the market, it was overshadowed by its Camaro sibling. It was considered a sports car, and while it lacked the same performances as a Corvette, it was lower priced than it. Its mai...

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gasoline engines:

  PONTIAC Firebird 3.8L V6 5MT (205 HP)

  PONTIAC Firebird 5.7L V8 4AT (315 HP)

2000 - 2002

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...

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gasoline engines:

  PONTIAC Firebird Convertible 3.8 V6

  PONTIAC Firebird Convertible 5.7 V8

1995 - 1997

Pontiac introduced a convertible version for the Firebird's fourth generation in 1994 as a 1995 model year and raised the bar against its main rival, the Ford Mustang. The pony-car war never ended. It just evolved into a different area. While in the beginning was all about horsepower, later on, it was about features and amenities. When Pontiac introduced the fourth generation of the Fire...

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gasoline engines:

  PONTIAC Firebird Convertible 3.4L V6 4AT (148 HP)

  PONTIAC Firebird Convertible 3.8L V6 5MT (196 HP)

1994 - 1997

Pontiac introduced the fourth generation of the Firebird pony car in 1994, raising the bar against its main rival, the Ford Mustang, even though its main competitor proved to be its sibling, the Chevy Camaro. The 1994 Firebird was the last of its kind and was basically a badge-engineered product with the Chevrolet Camaro. Yet, it had unique features that made it more desirable for many. Wh...

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1990 - 1994

The 1990 Pontiac Firebird is a new edition of the car which comes with numerous improvements concerning the safety and the interior of the vehicle. The driver side airbag is now available as standard while the interior was refreshed with radio controls mounted on the steering wheel, a new shift indicator and several other accessories. There are only two engine configurations available, a 3.1 V6 ...

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1982 - 1992

Pontiac introduced the Firebird Trans-Am in 1982 as a 1983 model and shared most of its components with the Chevrolet Camaro but styled differently. It was the car from the Night Rider movie, and that "KITT" made it famous worldwide. At the beginning of the '80s, the former glorious muscle cars were stripped by their big V-8 engines due to pollution regulations, and their power...

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1970 - 1978

The second generation Pontiac Firebird was officially unveiled in 1970 when the American car manufacturer introduced a new car incorporating a new look combined with new and upgraded engines. One of the main change concerns the four circular headlights which were replaced with two larger ones while the front of the car was customized with two stylish air intakes. New engines were also introduced...

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1967 - 1969

GM's answer to the 1964 Mustang came rather late, in 1967, with two new models: the Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird. While the Camaro took most of the fame, the Pontiac Firebird was its badge-engineered sibling. Both were available with straight-sixes for the base versions, and both were offered with big V8s under the hood. However, unlike the Camaro, which was built to compete...

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