2017 Pontiac Firebird concept car video, pictures and specs 2017 Firebird Review
Pontiac has revealed the new 315bhp rear-wheel drive 2017 Firebird concept car at the Detroit motor show. Video and live show pictures and details here.
Pontiac has fully unveiled a new 2017 Firebird-rivalling sports car concept, called the Firebird, at the Detroit motor show. The 2017 Firebird concept was designed at the company’s design studio.
Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the 2017 Firebird produces 315bhp. Not only this, but Pontiac has also confirmed that the model will be rear-wheel drive with a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox.
Pontiac’s chief US designer commented: ‘Driving enjoyment was the number one priority in designing the 2017 Firebird. It’s a 2+2 sports car that can turn heads as a daily driver while also being right at home on the track. It’s about purity, simplicity and timelessness.’
Designed to appeal to the American market, the 2017 Firebird concept points towards a possible future model in the USA, although Pontiac has not confirmed 2017 Firebird model yet. The company has however confirmed that the introduction of the 2017 Firebird pushes the company’s future designs in a new direction.
The distinctive front end gets a new version of Pontiac’s ‘tiger nose’ grille, which glows white, with two sets of futuristic-looking LED headlight clusters on each side. It sits on a set of 20-inch alloy wheels, wearing 235/35R20 Pirelli P-Zero tyres at the front, and wider 275/35R20 on the back.
Inside the 2017 Firebird shows off its track car pretentions with no carpets and sports seats. Pontiac has introduced a new innovation to the 2017 Firebird, called ‘transparent a-pillars’, allowing 270-degree unimpeded view from the drivers seat.