Stock Looking 2000 Pontiac Firebird is an 819-Horsepower Sleeper

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819hp Firebird

Built LQ4 with worked cylinder heads and a big turbocharger make this 2000 Pontiac Firebird a serious street brawler.

While flipping through the LS1Tech Marketplace, we came across the listing for this 2000 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6, listed by “xX2000ws6TAXx”. This car is built to make monster power, but with the hood and doors closed, it looks like a pretty average fourth gen car with a set of Corvette take-off wheels. Of course, that is only true when the car is parked with the engine off, as the grumble of the turbocharged V8 leaves no question that this is not your average LS1-powered Pontiac.

The Introduction

When the OP first listed his built 2000 Firebird for sale in the marketplace, he offered up a quick-yet-thorough rundown of what went into creating this monster.

2000 Ws6. Asking 19000. Car is very clean and low miles. Everthing on the car has been done. Motor has less than 1000 miles on it. Makes 819 whp and 779 wtrq on pump gas and meth. Passes inspection

Fully forged 6.0 iron block lq4, comp triple ball bearing 76mm turbo, Tial wastegate and bov, Midwest Chassis fabricated 9 inch rear end, 370 gears, 8 point cage, BMR lightweight tubular k member, BMR lca, BMR panhard bar, Viking double adjustable suspension front and back, rear bags, MWC tunnel mount torque arm, BMR subframe connectors, RXT twin disc clutch, MGW shifter, snow meth kit, MSD 2 step, line lock with proportion valve, rear mounted battery box with shut off switch, twin 340 fuel pump with modified fuel hat, upgraded fuel lines, 80lb injectors, ls6 intake, a pillar gauges- afr, boost, coolant temp, custom downpipe with electric cutout. Many more parts also! Car was built right and is extremely fast. Please no lowball offers and no test pilots. And please no trade offers, I don’t want your slow mustangs.. Serious Inquiries Only Please

In other words, this car has a built driveline, a suspension system designed to handle all of that power and the safety items needed to enjoy this Trans Am without too much concern of injury. Also, he is not interested in swapping for a Mustang.

The seller also included some images of the car inside, outside and under the hood, along with a video of the car idling in the driveway. It sounds wicked, to say the least. Finally, the owner included the invoice for the engine build with all of the details and the original pricing.

819hp Pontiac Firebird

Street Sleeper

This Firebird has over 800 rear wheel horsepower, but it is inspection-complaint in Rhode Island while still being set up to run stunning quarter mile times. The seller doesn’t list any track times, but with good traction, this Trans Am should be able to run well into the 9-second range along with being to and from the track. Mind you, that is running pump gas with methanol, so there could be even more power to be had with race gas.

819hp Pontiac Firebird

This Firebird is listed for sale for $19,000 and he seems pretty confident with that range, while wanting cash and not a trade for some other vehicle. If you have been dreaming of a street-friendly Trans Am that has real 9-second potential, this is a great chance to score a stock-looking beast.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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