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Figures & Specs: Pontiac Firebird 6.6L Trans Am - [1979]

Pontiac Firebird Engine & Transmission | Figures & Specs.

Pontiac Firebird Engine:

The Coupe version of the Firebird model has a 6555 cc (400.0 ci) 16 valve V 8 Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine.

Pontiac Firebird Transmission:

This particular Pontiac Firebird 6.6L Trans Am has a 4 speed / Manual gearbox with the power being delivered through it's RWD system.

Pontiac Firebird Power & Torque | Figures & Specs.

Pontiac Firebird Power:

The Firebird's 6555 cc (400.0 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 220 bhp (164 kW) @ 4000 rpm.

Pontiac Firebird Torque:

The Pontiac Firebird produces torque measuring 319 lb-ft (432.5 Nm) @ 2800 rpm.

Pontiac Firebird Power to Weight:

The Firebird weighs around 1623 kg (3578 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 135.5 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 196.5 lb-ft of torque per ton.

Pontiac Firebird Top Speed & Acceleration Performance | Figures & Specs.

Pontiac Firebird Top Speed:

The Pontiac Firebird 6.6L Trans Am - [1979] has a top speed of 134 mph (215.6 kph)

Pontiac Firebird Acceleration:

This Firebird accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 6.9 seconds or 0-100kph in 7.1s and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 14.68 seconds with a trap speed of 86.1 mph.

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Pontiac Firebird 6.6L Trans Am - [1979]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1979 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 6555 cc (400.0 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V 8
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 4 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 134 mph (215.6 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 6.9 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 7.1 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 220 bhp (164 kW) @ 4000 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1623 kgs (3578 lbs)
  • Torque: 319 lb-ft (432.5 Nm) @ 2800 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 15.81 secs @ 86.1 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 135.5 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 196.5 lb-ft
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