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from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). The Pontiac Firebird/Firebird Tran-Am was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors between 1967 and 2002. The Firebird was introduced the same year as the automaker's platform-sharing model, the Chevrolet Camaro. This coincided with the release of the 1968 Mercury Cougar, which shared its platform with another pony car, the Ford Mustang. The Trans Am was a specialty package for the Firebird, typically upgrading handling, suspension, and horsepower, as well as minor appearance modifications such as exclusive hoods, spoilers, fog lights and wheels. In using the name Trans Am, a registered trademark, GM agreed to pay $5 per car sold to the SCCA. Four distinct generations were produced between 1969 and 2002. These cars were built on the F-body platform, which was also shared by the Chevrolet Camaro. The vehicles were powered by various four-cylinder, six-cylinder, and V8 engines of different GM divisions. While primarily Pontiac-powered until 1977, Firebirds were built with several different engines from nearly every GM division until 1982 when GM began to discontinue engines it felt were unneeded and either spread successful designs from individual divisions among all divisions or use new engines of corporate architecture. The second generation debut for the 1970 model year was delayed until February 26, 1970, because of tooling and engineering problems; thus, its popular designation as a 1970½ model, while leftover 1969s were listed in early Pontiac literature without a model-year identification. . . Length/width/height/wheelbase – cm (in) : 500/185/126/274 (197/73/49.4/108); weight : 1483 kg (3269 lb). . V8 6598 cc (402 ci), front-mounted, 16 valves, 1 1X4 carb., manual 4-speed gearbox, rear-wheel drive. Maximum power :300 bhp- 3600 rpm; torque : 434 Nm - 2200 rpm. Top speed : ± 190 km/h (120 mph)