Turbocharged 2000 Pontiac Trans Am is a Budget Street Brawler
Rebuilt title is the only downside to this sick LS1-powered Pontiac.
The 4th generation Pontiac Firebird is a mean machine in stock form, but every aspect of a turbocharged Trans Am just screams ‘cool’. The LS1 engine is great engine in stock form, but it makes monster power with forced induction and when you add in the sleek lines of the final Firebird, there is nothing to dislike about a boosted ‘bird.
The only problem is that adding a turbo setup to an LS1 Firebird might be too big of a project for some people while being too expensive for others to hire a shop to do the work. Fortunately, “ZERO POLLO” listed this badass turbo Trans Am in the LS1Tech Marketplace back in October and it is still for sale today. It is pretty much fully-built from top to bottom, and it is being offered up for just $12,500.
When the OP first listed his 2000 Pontiac Trans Am for sale, he shared an array of exterior shots, a few engine bay shots and a lengthy list of the upgrades. In many cases, we share the introductory post, but this one is so long, we have only included portions of the mod list. If you are interested in reading the whole list, click here to read to post in the forum.
2000 pontiac trans am
Blue rebuilt tittle
Thompson Motorsports Forged piston and rod short block LQ9 370CI
Blueprinted GM 6.0 block seasoned core
Forged Diamond pistons -15cc dish
Thompson Motorsports 4340 forged H-beam connecting rod and ARP 2000 rod bolt combo
arp main studs ARP main stud set
rated to 800HP
Bore and Stroke: 4.030″ bore I 3.622″ stroke
450 fuel E85 fuel pump with -6 feed and stock line as a return, Fuel Regulator, 127 lbs FIC Injectors
4″ CORE FMIC, 7875 BILLET HURON SPEED TURBO HOTSIDE DEI TITANIUM WRAP
3 INCH TO 4 INCH FRONT BUMPER EXIT DOWNPIPE
Tuned by Top Gun Performance
6 SPEED MANUAL WITH STAGE 3 MONSTER CLUTCH, TICK PERFORMANCE MASTER CLUTCH, SLP SHORT THROW SHIFTER
Moser F Body 9 Inch, 3 .23 gear ratio, nodular iron, 1/2 x 20 x 2 screw in wheel studs, standard length, standard brakes, standard , 4-3/4 bolt pattern
Moser Truetrac 35 spline upgrade
Koni adjustable shocks with strano springs
FORGESTAR F14 drag setup combination
Fronts: 17X8.5 WITH MICKEY THOMPSON STREET TIRES
REARS: 15X10 WITH 26INCH MICKEY THOMPSON ET STREET SS
In other words, the owner hasn’t spared many expenses when building this Pontiac Firebird and based on the video that he later added in the thread, the car appears to run very well. We don’t get any dyno numbers, but it certainly sounds great.
The only negative aspect of this marketplace listing is the rebuilt title. That generally means that the car was wrecked so badly that it was totaled out by the insurance company, but it was in good enough condition for someone to repair it to running order.
It looks like the area where the hood meets the driver’s side fender doesn’t quite line up correctly, so perhaps this car was wrecked in the past, but it looks and sounds great today. So, overall, it cleans up nicely, and certainly has enough power to throw down on the freeway, too, if that’s your thing.