Key facts

2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4920 mm
How heavy?
1541 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5665 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
330 PS / 325 bhp / 242 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
475 Nm / 350 / 48.4 kgm @ 4000 rpm


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2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air technical specifications


The Firebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air is a motor car from Pontiac, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style.
Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 5.7 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 325 bhp (330 PS/242 kW) at 5200 rpm and 475 N·m (350 lb·ft/48.4 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 6 speed manual transmission.
Claimed weight at the kerb is 1541 kg.
2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air data
2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2568 101.1
Track/tread (front) 1542 60.7
Track/tread (rear) 1539 60.6
Length 4920 193.7
Width 1890 74.4
Height 1300 51.2
Ground clearance 114 4.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.92
Kerb weight 1541 kg 3397 lb
Weight distribution 56 % front
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.7 litre
5665 cc
(345.7 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 99 × 92 mm
3.9 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
330 PS (325 bhp) (242 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
57.4 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
475 Nm (350 ft·lb) (48.4 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
83.85 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 10.1:1
Fuel system SPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1053.7 kPa (152.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 708.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 213.83 PS/g
157.27 kW/g
210.9 bhp/ton
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.36 kg/kW
10.62 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 2.280
Turning circle 12.40 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.5
Final drive ratio 3.42
general ID78463
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air added 2001-03-19.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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