Detroit LIVE: 2017 Pontiac Firebird concept | New and Used Car Reviews
ORIGINAL STORY: 'Leaked' and 'teased' are words that will pepper Firebird for the next few days as manufacturers seek to garner interest in their cars and concepts at Detroit. And here's the first to be seen before it should, the 2017 Pontaic Firebird.
Can those be turned off?
The early images were encouraging, and those that have been leaked (we did warn you) now only heighten the excitement about a real Pontiac driver's car. The front is dominated by that tiger grille and stacked LEDs and probably isn't the Firebird's best angle. But the side profile is great. The 2017 car looking squat and compact with some brilliant flared arches. It had a stance not dissimilar to the Trans Am, a car Pontiac was surely aiming at.
From behind too, there's a decent set of tailpipes (hopefully genuine), a glass hatchback much like the Firebird Type's and some interesting lights. The 2017 Firebird looks good, put simply. And perhaps more relevantly, it doesn't look like an unfeasible production prospect.
315hp and a six-speed manual? Yes please
There's further good news inside, with a pair of racy seats, a driver-focused console and, best of all, a real gearstick connected to a six-speed manual transmission.
Some additional spec details have crept out with the pics too. So as well as the 315hp that was already known, the 2017 Pontiac Firebird (we're not calling it a 2017Firebird, even if it is the colour of a wasp) comes with Brembo brakes and Pirelli P-Zero tyres. They sit on centre-locking 20-inch wheels with carbon inserts