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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  • Top model year production for 1994
Ford  1,220,512
Chevrolet  651,647
Pontiac  597,137
Buick  483,029
Oldsmobile   481,452
Lincoln/Mercury  440,838
Dodge  303,678
Saturn  280,363
Cadillac  226,136
Plymouth  169,37
Chrysler  77,993
Acura  112,137

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