One by one, America’s roaring V8 muscle cars were killed off by catalytic converters and the oil crisis. Arguably the last of the era was this, Pontiac’s slightly insane and undeniably badass Firebird Trans Am with a honking great 455ci V8 (or 7.5L for those of a younger age). If one must rage against the dying of the light, this patriotic middle finger to all who critique it is definitely the way to go. Though I can’t find exact power numbers, the figures seem to range between 340-400HP, which in 1973 was decidedly enough.
What a cool car.