What Are the Specs of the Latest Trans Am Concept Car?

The new 2016 Trans Am concept car has a supercharged 6.2-liter 8-cylinder engine with 580 horsepower and 556 foot-pounds of torque. Consequently, this car is more powerful than any previous model of Trans Am.

The car has redesigned LED headlights and several body features to increase down force, including a rear lip spoiler. The most noticeable changes in the new body design are the rounded shape of the front fascia and rear and front bumpers. It also bears the iconic fire bird graphic on the hood.

The body features air breathers in front of the wheel wells and large air intakes on the front bumper. These features enhance stability and increase down force. The interior has leather bucket sport seats, a leather-covered steering wheel, and round, white analog instrument displays on the dashboard.

Although Pontiac production halted in 2009, rumors predict that GM may bring the car back in 2016. If the car enters production, it would be the 5th generation of the model. The last production model of Trans Am was the 2002 Pontiac Firebird, and the last model of Pontiac was the 2009 G6 sedan. The reasons Pontiac halted production were a lack of dealerships, insufficient marketing, and the cars were relatively high priced compared to competing cars.