Trans Am Worldwide is a place for Pontiac fans to take solace. If the Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am were still around today, they might look something like what the company has built in the Trans Am Super Duty, which comes with plenty of retro touches and a screaming chicken on the hood. Because of course it does.
At the 2018 New York Auto Show, the company returned with something to top its 1,000-horsepower Super Duty, however: a Trans Am drag racer with 1,100 hp. Running race fuel and adding methanol injection helped the company reach the 1,100-hp figure, according to a Motor Trend report last Thursday.
The Trans Am starts life as a sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, but Trans Am Worldwide overhauls nearly everything to make the car something of its own. For the drag racer, the team added a nine-inch rear end, Eibach springs, a roll cage and a parachute tucked behind the license plate.
The company doesn’t have final numbers, but it’s hoping to clock an 8.7-second quarter-mile time. If not, it will absolutely be a nine-second car.
Pricing isn’t official, but the car shown in New York cost around $190,000 when all said and done, which includes the donor 2017 Camaro SS 1LE. A standard Trans Am will also cost $107,000. We think it’s absolutely worth it.