Kill Stories: Bottled 4th Gen Firebird Battles Blown 6th Gen Camaro
The LS-powered Firebird makes short work of the LT-powered Camaro.
This week’s featured Kill Story video was originally shared to the forum in a thread by “455GTO” from the JLws6CA YouTube channel. It’s a battle between the F-Body and the Alpha, each with power adders. One is a fourth-gen Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 and the other is a sixth-gen Chevrolet Camaro SS. However, it’s their mod lists lead to a far different race than we would get with these cars in stock form.
The Pontiac Firebird in the near lane is owned and driven by the OP. Under the hood is an LS-based V8 measuring 403 cubic-inches. That engine is built for a big nitrous setup and on this particular run, the Trans Am is relying on a 250-shot. That big power is being sent to the big Hoosier slicks via a 4L80 automatic transmission.
The Camaro SS is powered by the new LT1 V8, fitted with a MagnaCharger and sending somewhere in the area of 730 horsepower to the rear wheels. We do not know what transmission the Camaro has, but based on how smoothly it appears to get from gear to gear, we are going to guess that it is an automatic.
When the green lights drop, the white Camaro gets a great launch and jumps out to a brief early lead. However, the bottled 4g Firebird quickly comes tearing around the Chevy and it pulls hard through the top end – running a 9.846 at nearly 139 miles per hour.
After getting that great launch, the Camaro seemingly ran into some issues on the big end, running a balmy 11.328 at just 94 miles per hour. The owner of the Firebird points out that the blown Camaro had been running low tens earlier in the day, so something must have gone wrong on this run.
Even with the Camaro running into problems, this is a great race between a couple of high-powered GM F-bodies, so crank up your speakers and enjoy!