The Coolest Trans-Am on Earth Is a Seven-Foot Wide, 10,000-RPM Beast

Just look at that exhaust. How could you not love it?

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Hoonigan's Build Biology series has shown us some of the most interesting custom car creations the world has to offer, and this might be their coolest one yet. It's a 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am built by a man in his parent's side yard for this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas. It's easily the coolest Trans Am I've ever seen.

The builder, Riley Stair, says most of the car is now a tube-frame chassis, widened so the wheelbase sits at a massive seven feet across (yes, from side to side, not back to front). It looks impossibly cool stanced low on Panasport wheels that measure 12 inches in width on all four corners, combined with an expertly built home-made wide body kit.

As nice as the car looks from the outside, the engine is the real star of the show. It's a naturally aspirated 400 cubic-inch LSX V8 built by Motor Machine, a shop in California. It has a bunch of upgraded internals, allowing it to make 700 horsepower at the wheels with a redline of 10,000 RPM. The placement of the engine so far back in the chassis meant Stair didn't have any room to run an exhaust through the car, so he had to stuff it all in the engine bay, with some spectacular results. We're in love.

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