The second-generation Pontiac Trans Am is one of the coolest-looking American performance cars of its era, but its drivetrain is a bit dated. This no-expenses-spared pro-touring restomod solves that problem with a twin-turbo LS9 V8 and plenty of other upgrades. The best part? It's . You should buy it.
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According to the seller, this 1981 Trans Am Turbo was built by of Woodstock, Illinois at a cost of over $300,000. It took 2200 hours of build time, and sports an extensive list of upgrades, including a new underbody frame, an adjustable coil-over suspension, a roll cage, and of course, that engine. It's a 6.9-liter LS9 iron block with forged internals that the seller claims puts 1040 horsepower to the wheels, or 1300 horsepower at the crank. It gets power to the ground via a Bowler 4L85E automatic transmission. It was featured on the cover of Car Craft, and according to the listing, is capable of 200- mph. Here it is getting dyno-tested back in 2013 when the build was first completed. We recommend headphones.
The outside has been customized with a sweet red "6.9" Firebird hood decal and color-matched Forgeline wheels, as well as a lowered stance and a custom exhaust. It looks wonderful from pretty much every angle, though I'm not sure how much I like the LED headlights. The inside gets a set of comfy-looking seats, four-point harnesses, and a nicely restored metal dashboard.
The car is currently . That's a whole lot for a Trans Am, we know, but considering the cost of the build and the amount of performance you're getting, we'd say that's not too crazy.