2014-2015 Pontiac Trans Am and 2014-2015 Trans Am Convertible Officially Unveiled

 
2014-2015 Pontiac Trans Am and 2014-2015 Trans Am Convertible Officially Unveiled
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New 2014-2015 Trans Am and 2014-2015 Trans Am Convertible unleashed with 425-hp straight-six and Smoky And The Bandit Burnout function. The leaked photos of the new  2014-2015 Trans Am and 2014-2015 Trans Am Convertible gave us a chance to see the new Trans Am cars from almost every angle. But photos only tell half a story. All the juicy details have now been revealed, the most pertinent of which relates to the powerplant. Both cars come with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six, replacing the old 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8, with 425 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. Two cylinders may be lost, but this is the most powerful Trans Am of all time. It also consumes almost 25 percent less fuel than its predecessor and produces 25 percent less emissions.

More power combined with 80 kg less weight and a dual-clutch gearbox equates to a 0-62 mph time of 4.1 seconds, down from 4.6. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. A six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard complete with an auto throttle-blipping function, but if you want the new Smokey And The Bandit Burnout function, you'll have to opt for the seven-speed dual-clutch. To get the Trans Am at 1,500 kg and Trans Am Convertible at 1,523 kg, Pontiac utilized carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the the roof (saving 5 kg), a strut brace under the hood, and under the bodywork most notably in the prop shaft, which Pontiac says will allow for a more responsive powertrain. Drifters will be delighted to hear the Dynamic Mode enables “greater wheel slip and therefore easy drifting.” So more power, less weight, and a performance-oriented suspension. What else? Ah yes, carefully honed aerodynamics.

Air curtains on the front bumper coupled with air breathers in the front arches increases stability by moving air out of the wheel wells, while the front apron and massive intakes move air around and through the car to create down force. A rear lip spoiler adds an equal dollop of down force at the back. Inside, bucket-style Sport leather seats look plenty comfortable and grippy up front, while rear seats feature a 60/40 split. Typical style touches include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, door sills, and circular instruments with white graphics. The 2014-2015 Trans Am and 2014-2015 Trans Am Convertible will make their world debut at the Detroit Auto Show next month before hitting showrooms in the summer.

2014-2015 Pontiac Trans Am and 2014-2015 Trans Am Convertible Officially Unveiled
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