Muscle cars are quite popular on the U.S. market and recently we were able to see few quite nice looking retro designs that certainly attracted few drivers. One of the models that could continue this is the 2015 Pontiac Trans Am that acquired iconic status during 1970’s when it offered brutal amounts of power.
There is no doubt that model with history like this one needs to justify its name with suitable amount of power that will remind us on the good old days. Reports suggest that the base engine will be the 3.7 liter V6 unit that will produce slightly above 300 hp and will be able to compete with base models of Ford Mustang which is the most capable opponent in this segment when we take a look at the sale results and popularity.
2015 Pontiac Trans Am Engines
Second in the line could be the 2.7 liter turbocharged unit which could offer up to 350 hp while the turbocharger is something significantly different than what we were getting many years ago it should offer great performances also. It is important to offer naturally aspirated units and in this segment, top of the line will be the 5.0 liter V8 for which reports suggest that will offer about 425 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. This engine certainly should bring the retro feel when driven.
Same construction for the 5.0 liter V8 unit will be used in combination with supercharger and in this case it could pump out even more than 550 hp. It is good to see that this car maker will offer the 2015 Pontiac Trans Am with many engine choices so that potential buyers have more options to choose from. Similar situation is with Mustang and it will be certainly interesting to see how these two will compare when they are together put to the tests.
We are still waiting to see official information’s about this model that will help us out fill few gaps. Release date is one of those that have not yet been confirmed but we could hear that the fall of this year is the most likely period when it will arrive. We are not sure about this so we would say that it could be presented slightly before the end of this year while the deliveries could start in the first quarter of 2015th.
Engine department is not the only segment which will be upgraded, we are sure that we will see much nicer interior with leather trim. Modern accents will be available and we will have climate controls, navigation, infotainment system and similar all packed into a nice dashboard. Used materials will be improved so that we are getting premium feel but have in mind that the price of this vehicle needs to be comparable with Mustang offer that is the main competitor.
Price Of Pontiac Trans Am
When it comes to the price we do expect it to be about $23,000 for a base version and the more powerful units and vehicles with more optional equipment will easily get closer to $50,000 and even more. This still makes it a great choice for those that are looking for a combination of retro style with modern technology. One of the things that we really like in this case is the huge Screaming Chicken on the hood making it quite recognizable.