Regular Car Reviews gives us this cheeky and hysterical review of a 2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6, proclaimed as Pontiac’s version of the Corvette that “all the dads bought.” This one’s a fine specimen with just fifteen thousand miles on the dash and some goodies from Pypes Performance Exhaust, a Pennsylvanian shop.
Pypes fit the LS1-powered Trans Am with a Volant cold air intake and its cat-back exhaust which exits through Violator mufflers. The bold front end, chrome wheels, and beefy exhaust come together to create something that demands you look at it as it passes by – whether it be out of a grotesque distaste or a longing look of childhood infatuation.
As Mr. Regular puts it, the Trans Am WS6 was “less about performance and more about Pontiac swinging haymakers to prove to Jehovah General Motors, The All Seeing One, that yes, your son Pontiac is still useful. I exist. Quit giving Chevrolet all the attention.” We all know what came of this, and while some of us are still sore from the death of Pontiac, seeing videos like this can help to mend the wound. Or open floodgates of nostalgia.