There’s a saying in the automotive community that we’d like to debunk for a brief moment: “Speed is for the moment, style is forever.”
But, what about this 1981 Pontiac Trans-Am pushing over 1,000 hp to the rear wheels and looking like the most bad ass of Hot Wheels came to life? We think speed and style is a killer combination, and this old Poncho has it.
The 1981 Trans-Am was built by Schwartz Performance, and it seems the tuning house had a goal to decimate nearly anything the Trans-Am encounters, and to look good while doing it. We’ll save the extensive build list for you to read on your own, but highlights include:
- Schwartz Performance G Machine bolt-in full length frame
- Twin-turbo LS9 with dry-sump system
- RideTech stainless steel TigerCage
- Bowler GM 4L85E with custom driveshaft
- Custom Schwartz T4 Turbo manifolds
The actual rear-wheel horsepower number sits at 1,041.55 and 858.51 lb-ft of torque propel the beastly “Full-Force Trans Am” out of sight. Be prepared, this thing absolutely screams when it hit the dyno.