Pontiac Firebird (1994) – Ultimate Guide
- Pontiac’s theme for its Firebird 1994 lineup could have been the “return of the ragtop.”
- Each of its series–Firebird, Formula, and Trans Am–had its 1993 coupe-only offering bolstered with the addition of a convertible.
- The Trans Am convertible was part of its GT series, while the coupe version was offered both as a Trans Am and a GT.
- New features for the overall Firebird line included
- a new Dark Aqua Metallic exterior color
- flood-lit interior door switches
- visor straps
- a Delco 2001 Series radio
- a compact disc player (without graphic equalizer)
- a 5.7-liter SFI V-8
- a Mass Air Flow Control System
- a four-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission
- driver-selectable automatic transmission controls
- a six-speed manual transmission with a 1-4 gear skip shift feature
- a 3.42:1 axle ratio
- a traction-control system (V-8 automatic only) and two-component clearcoat paint
- Standard equipment for all Firebirds included:
- four-wheel antilock brakes
- a stainless steel exhaust system
- GM’s Computer Command Control system
- a low-oil-level monitor and warning
- a front air dam
- a black fixed-mast antenna
- one-piece resilient body color bumpers and fascias
- tinted glass
- a rear deck lid spoiler
- controlled-cycle windshield wipers
- dual front airbags
- side window defoggers
- a Metrix Cloth fabric interior
- a locking glove box
- reclining front bucket seats and folding rear seats
- a tilt-wheel adjustable steering column
- GM’s Pass-Key theft deterrent system
- SLP Engineering, Inc., of Toms River, N.J. created 250 Firebird-based performance cars called Fire-hawks.
- They were built from 1994 Pontiac Formula coupes.
- The Firehawks were sold through Pontiac dealers with GMAC financing offered to buyers of the road racers.
- The Firehawk was offered with a six-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic transmission in hardtop or T-top versions.
- Beyond the distinctive Firehawk graphics on the car, the other giveaway feature was twin hood scoops that the SLP engineers called functional cold-air induction.
- The air channeled into the engine bay fed a 5.7-liter, 300-hp V-8 with a compression ratio of 10.25:1.
- This combination produced 0-to-60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
- The Firehawk rode on a 17-in. tire-and-wheel combination and the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) was $24,244
1994 Firebird Notes
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