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Let the Firebird Fly – 2010 Trans Am

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There are many small hidden players in the automotive industry that few outsiders never hear of, even though they make huge contributions to it.  Gearhead Performance Group (GPG) is one of those rarely heard of, which has unveiled designs for a new Pontiac Trans Am concept based on the new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

Fashioned after the original Camaro-based Pontiac Trans AM from 1971, the new design has been in development for the past several years and is now ready to be ordered.

The modern version comes with a LS9 engine like the one found in the Corvette ZR1 except the Trans AM has a pair of twin-turbochargers bolted on instead of the standard ZR-1 supercharger. Peak output from the modified 6.2-liter is about 900 horsepower. If this option is too over the top, Gearhead is also offering a less powerful engine like a naturally-aspirated LS3 V-8 coming in around 426 horsepower.

Additions include a 6-speed manual with hardened gears and drive axle, modified suspension lowering the car up to 2-inches, 22-inch wheels, functional fender vents for brake heat reduction and gold interior accents.

This is not the first Trans Am conversion kit that’s in development for the new Camaro. Last year, ASC Creative Services also unveiled its modern interpretation of the legendary muscle car and soon after that Trans Am Depot released a second conversion kit.

Looks close or too far off what do you think?

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