2002 Pontiac Trans Am

2002 Pontiac Trans Am

“The LAST TRANS AM”

2002 PONTIAC TRANS AM – THIS WAS THE LAST ONE!
I came across this drop-dead gorgeous ’02 Trans Am at the Good Guys Show in Pleasanton CA on March 19, 2016. The owner was close by and as we talked about the car, I mentioned that it must have been one of the last Trans Ams ever built, since ’02 was the last year for the Firebird and the Camaro. She told me that it was THE last one made, as verified by the Pontiac Historical Society. Wow! What can you say to that?! Nothin’… Just adore the car! And what’s not to like? This bright red beauty was in near-showroom condition and well-optioned.


2002 Pontiac Trans Am INTERIOR


2002 Pontiac Trans Am ENGINE

2002 PONTIAC TRANS AM ENGINE
The standard Trans Am engine was the 5.7L LS3 making 310 horsepower in standard trim, but with the optional Ram Air package, as pictured here, it made 325. While its nice to call this legendary engine family a ‘small block Chevy’, all it shares with the classic Chevy small block are its bore spacing and its deck height. Otherwise, no parts are interchangeable. However, despite the seeming archaic pushrod-and-rocker-arm design, the new LS is a paragon of modern technology. And it does some things that DOHC 32-valvers can’t. Like making possible an overall lower engine height, which in turn allows for lower hoodlines on GM cars, like the Firebird/Trans Am, the Camaro and the Corvette. Here, our subject car has the top-of-the-line WS6 Ram Air package.


2002 Pontiac Trans Am SPECIFICATIONS

MODEL LINEUP:

Firebird Coupe

Firebird Convertible

Firebird Formula Coupe

Trans Am Coupe/Convt

ENGINE SPECS:

Block & Head material

Displacement

Bore & Stroke (in / mm)

Valvetrain

Ignition System

Fuel System

Compression Ratio

Horsepower (hp @ rpm)

w/WS6 Ram Air

Torque (lb/ft @ rpm)

w/WS6 Ram Air

Recommended Fuel

Max engine speed

Fuel Economy, auto trans

Fuel Economy, standard trans

CHASSIS SPECS:

Final Drive Ratios

Front Suspension

Rear Suspension

Steering

Steering Ratio

Brakes

Brake Rotor Size, Front/Rear

Wheels

Tires

DIMENSIONS:

Wheelbase (in / mm)

Overall Length (in / mm)

Width (in / mm)

Height (in / mm)

Track, front (in / mm)

Track, rear (in / mm)

Curb weight, Coupe (lbs/kg)

Curb weight, Convt (lbs/kg)

Weight Distribution (front/rear)

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal/L)

3.8L V6; Auto/5-speed

3.8L V6; Auto/5-speed

5.7L V8; Auto/6-speed

5.7L V8; Auto/6-speed

5.7L OHV V8                             

Aluminum

346ci / 5670cc

3.90 X 3.62 / 99 X 92

2 Overhead Valves/cyl

Coil on plug

Sequential Port Fuel Injection

10.1:1

310 @ 5200

325 @ 5200

340 @ 4000

[email protected] 4000

91 octane

6000rpm

18/26/21

19/28/22

Trans Am & Formula              

6-speed 3.42:1/auto 2.73:1

SLA/coil over monotube gas-charged shocks, tubular stabilizer bar with links 30-mm stabilizer bar

Salisbury axle w/torque arm, trailing arm, track bar, coil springs 19-mm stabilizer bar

Power Rack & Pinion

14.4:1

Power 4-wheel disks w/ABS

11.9″ vented / 12″ vented

16″ five-spoke cast aluminum

P245/50ZR16 Goodyear Eagle

Trans Am & Formula              

101.1 / 2568

Trans Am: 193.7 / 4920

74.4 / 1890

51.8 / 1316

60.7 / 1542

60.6 / 1539

auto: 3517 / 1595

manual: 3495 / 1585

auto: 3627 / 1645

manual: 3605 / 1635

56/44

16.5 / 63

3.8L OHV V6                             

Cast Iron

231ci / 3791cc

3.80 X 3.40 / 96.52 X 86.38

2 Overhead Valves/cyl

Electronic

Sequential Port Fuel Injection

9.4:1

200 @ 5200

225 @ 4000

87 octane

6500rpm

19/30/23

19/31/23

Firebird Coupe & Convt         

5-speed 3.23:1/auto 3.08:1

SLA/coil over monotube gas-charged shocks, tubular stabilizer bar with links 28-mm stabilizer bar

Salisbury axle w/torque arm, trailing arm, track bar, coil springs 19-mm stabilizer bar

Power Rack & Pinion

16.9:1

Power 4-wheel disks w/ABS

11.9″ vented / 12″ vented

15″ five-spoke cast aluminum

P235/55R16 Goodyear Eagle

Firebird Coupe & Convt             

101.1 / 2568

193.3 / 4910

74.4 / 1890

51.2 / 1300

60.7 / 1542

60.6 / 1539

auto: 3376 / 1531

manual: 3319 / 1505

auto: 3541 / 1606

manual: 3484 / 1580

55/45

16.5 /63