2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air US

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.

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2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air US information summary

What body style?
2 door 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 ft.lb / 48.4 kgm @ 4000 rpm

Pontiac Firebird models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3791 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1507 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3791 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1528 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5665 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW 1515 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5665 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW 1528 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5665 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1515 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5665 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1528 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 5665 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW 1541 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5665 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW 1550 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5665 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1550 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3791 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1502 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3128 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1410 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5012 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5733 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2838 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1398 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 5001 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1475 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5001 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 2838 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 5001 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5001 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5733 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 5001 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3791 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1518 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5733 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 5001 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2471 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW 1301 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2838 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1356 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 5013 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1474 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 5013 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW 1480 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 5013 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1458 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2471 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1299 kg

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2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am W96 Ram Air data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2568 mm 101.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1542 mm 60.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1539 mm 60.6 inches
Length 4920 mm 193.7 inches
Width 1890 mm 74.4 inches
Height 1300 mm 51.2 inches
Ground clearance 114 mm 4.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.92
Kerb weight 1541 kg 3397 lb
Weight distribution 56 % front
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
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
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
330 PS (325 bhp) (242 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
57.4 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
475 Nm (350 ft·lb) (48.4 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
83.85 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
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
performance
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/tonne (1000 kg)
157.27 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
210.9 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
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/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
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
Braked area
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.5
Final drive ratio 3.42
general
Carfolio.com 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.