Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|There were two assembly plants used in assembling the 1981 Pontiac Firebird models. In what two cities were they located?||1981 Pontiac Trans Am
Norwood, Ohio & Van Nuys, California. Norwood and Van Nuys were the assembly plants of the 1981 models, however Ste. Therese was used after 1981.
Phoenix. "The Phoenix was slated to be an option for the Trans Am models. Sales went up when customers found out they could get this option for their cars. The company who made the decals, 3-M, could not keep up with the number of orders that were coming in for this graphic."
86 mph. This speed was the same as the 1980 model.
|How many seconds did it take the Turbo Trans Am to cover the length of the quarter mile?||1981 Pontiac Trans Am
16 seconds. It took the 1981 model longer to get from 0 to 60 mph, however, this model was .7 seconds faster in covering the quarter mile when compared to the 1980 model.
8.7 seconds. This time was half a second longer than the time of the 1980 model.
5. Pontiac offered a "231-cid two-barrel Buick V-6 which was standard on the base Firebird and Esprit. A 265-cid two-barrel Pontiac V-8 engine was standard on the Formula. The Pontiac 301 V-8 and the Pontiac 4.9 Turbo were found on the Formula Turbo and Trans Am. A Chevrolet 305 V-8 was added as a delete option on the Trans Am" as well.
|What movie came out in the summer of 1981 to try and boost the sales of the Pontiac Firebird?||1981 Pontiac Trans Am
Smokey and the Bandit II. This sequel movie created a release of a Trans Am Bandit model that offered quite a few aftermarket upgrades. The price of this model would start at $30,000.
33,493. Pontiac built "20,541 base Firebird models, 10,938 Esprit models, 5,927 Formula models and 33,493 Trans Am models".
1981. 1981 was the last year that Pontiac assembled their 301-cid V-8 engine. There was a photo displayed to the public that which showed a 1967 Firebird and a 1981 Firebird together as the first and last V-8's that Pontiac would assemble.