Trans Am Lives On – Latest Model Unveiled Comes With 1,000 HP!

The 2017 New York auto show has had a lot of exciting releases and unveiling with much excitement and fanfare. One of these was the latest offering from Trans Am. It is wonderful to see Pontiac living on through the Trans Am.


What was unveiled this past week was the all new Trans Am 455 Super Duty which sports and powerful supercharged V-8 that kicks out an impressive 1,000 horsepower and 1,046 pound-feet of torque. If you were to compare to the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that was also recently launched with much excitement, the Trans Am has an additional 160 hp and 276 lb-ft. That give you a bit of perspective as to how impressive there figures are.

And just in case you wondering, no, General Motors did not make this incredible machine. The 455 was created by the master craftsmen Trans Am Depot and the fantastic retro body design was created in-house with some assistance from the famed Swedish design team at Zolland Design. This is the first Trans Am conversion of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro that has been undertaken at the Trans Am Depot.

The significance of that is, due mainly to the lightweight Alpha platform of the sixth-generation Camaro, the performance should be much better than their earlier Zeta-based vehicles. The engine started life as the 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 engine from the Camaro SS. Not content to leave it their, it has been modified and enhanced by a Charlotte, North Carolina based NASCAR engine builder widely believed to be none other than Arrington Performance.

Engine capacity has been increased to a massive 7.4 liters, or roughly 455 cubic inches, which is where the “455” part of the name originated. They also added in the Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger that provides a boost of 14 psi. Other additions and modifications include a 3.0-inch exhaust ceramic-coated headers and a cold air intake.

What the public got to see at the New York show was the standard coupe. If you so wish, you can get with a T-top with glass panels. The conversion consists of way more than mere body kit installations, the majority of the body panels are brand new. These are indeed exciting times for performance car enthusiasts.