Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Cars Models 20th Anniversary
The 20th Anniversary Turbo Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Indianapolis 500 pace car replica, (TTA for short), was based on the GTA, but had a high pressure turbocharged and intercooled Buick 3.8L V6, originally developed for the Buick Regal Grand National. 1,555 Turbo Trans Am's were produced, including 39 hardtops and 3 convertibles. The Turbo Trans Am was the quickest Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Cars to date. With a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds, and a quarter mile time of 13.4 seconds, it was "the quickest 0-60 sprinter available in any US production-car showroom – at any price." The top speed reported by Motor Trend Magazine was 162 mph. It had the highest top speed of any American car available at any price, and the highest top speed of any Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Cars ever built. With better acceleration than the Ferrari Testarossa and Lamborghini Countach, they were considered to be a performance bargain. They were however, the most expensive Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Cars ever made. Including the option package discount, the MSRP was about $32,000 for a T-top model with leather seats. A buyer could buy three standard Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Cars or one Corvette for the cost of a Turbo Trans Am. The convertible Turbo Trans Am, of which only three were made, cost as much as $38,823.