Pontiac may have been sent to the automotive graveyard, but loyalists remain. Tapping into the undying love affair is Trans Am Worldwide, and they’ve cooked up one shouty, screaming chicken.
This is the 2017 Trans-Am Super Duty and it’s the first Pontiac conversion to be completed based on the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro‘s Alpha platform. Not only that, but designers have done a pretty bang-on job at making this a believable, modern-day Trans Am. The nameplate died off with the fourth-generation Camaro back in the early 2000s.
Except, the power produced is nothing like the fourth-generation Trans Am. Trans Am Worldwide has pushed 1,000 horsepower and 1,076 pound-feet of torque from the build with an iconic 455 ci (7.5-liter) V8 engine and a 2.3-liter supercharger. Magnusson and a premier NASCAR builder both contributed to the lofty figure, according to the company.
Those perusing the halls of the Javits Center in New York City, New York will be treated to the Trans Am Super Duty in the flesh, but only 50 of these specially made vehicles will be produced.
Makes you think about what could have been, huh?