The F-body was in production until 2002, but this restomod takes the platform to all-new heights, stuffing in well over 1,000 horsepower under the hood and adding a host of tasty modifications, all while keeping the spirit and aesthetic of the Pontiac Trans Am perfectly intact.
Recently spotted at Holley LS Fest West in Las Vegas by Larry Chen and the folks at Hoonigan, this Pontiac Trans Am restomod belongs to Jessie of Jessie’s Performance out of Ft. Worth, Texas. The goal of the build was to create a modernized muscle car with every contemporary detail and feature possible, all while leaning heavily on the nostalgia feels. The end result is impressive, to say the least.
Built from the ground-up, this Pontiac Trans Am restomod was the recipient of a full rotisserie rebuild, and boasts a plethora of sweet details sure to get fans drooling.
Outside, we spot custom wheels from Year One, sized 18 inches by 12 inches with a classic factory design, plus wider fender flares that add an extra 3 inches in front and 2 inches in the rear. The track width is now 4 inches wider than when the car originally rolled off the line.
The engine bay is just as gorgeous, and features an Ochs Performance Dart 427, stuffed by a pair of 76mm turbochargers and running on E85. The V8 mates to a T56 Magnum transmission, and the owner claims 1,400 horsepower on “pretty low boost.”
The interior keeps the modernized classic theme with a set of Autometer gauges, turned gold dash, two-tone seats, Corbeau harnesses, and period-correct materials, plus working A/C (the owner drives this ride daily), a bolt-in cage, and modern infotainment and amenities.
“If you don’t know these cars, it just looks like a really nice original car, and that’s what we were after,” Jessie says.
Check it out below, and stick around to the end for a quick blast down a side street: