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Pontiac Firebird Trans AM GTA


The distinctive GTA will be fully contented for 1988, elevating it from the rest of the Firebird line with its host of standard features and a powertrain that makes it one of America's premier performance cars.

With its standard 5.7-liter tuned-port injected (TPI) V-8 with an output of 225 horsepower and the 4-speed automatic transmission, the GTA's estimated 0-60 performance is about 6.5 seconds. The 5.0L TPI V-8 engine is optional on the GTA, with 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmissions.

GTA's outstanding handling characteristics come from the standard WS6 performance suspension package which includes 36-mm front and 24-mm rear stabilizer bars, a quick 1.7:1 power steering, specifically-tuned springs and gas-filled shocks and struts. Road-gripping P245/50VR16 tires mounted on lightweight 16-inch gold-center, cross-lace aluminum wheels and four-wheel disc brakes complete the GTA picture.

The top-of-the-line GTA has a list of standard features including 45/45 split folding rear seats, rear deck power pull-down cargo security screen, electric rear window defogger, air conditioning and tined glass, power windows and locks, bodyside moldings, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, steering wheel radio controls, AM/FM stereo with cassette and graphic equalizer, and power antenna. Fully-articulating adjustable custom bucket seats with thigh support and power inflatable lumbar support and side bolsters are standard, in cloth or optional leather trim. A 140-MPH speedometer with analog tachometer and gages is standard on GTA. Liquid crystal display (LCD) instrumentation is available as an option on both GTA and the Trans AM. Door map pockets, a full lamp group and controlled cycle wipers also are standard on GTA.

Engine5.7L TPI V-8 (L89) - Standard

5.0L TPI V-8 (LB9) - Optional
Transmission 4-speed automatic - Standard

5-speed manual (w/5.0 TPI V-8) - Optional
Axle3.45 w/5.0 TPI 5-speed manual

3.27 w/5.0 TPI 4-speed auto

3.27 w/5.7 TPI 4-speed auto
TiresP245/50VR16 BW - Standard

Source: Press Release - September 4, 1987

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