New 2017 Firebird Concept Car Revealed
Pontiac describes the new 2017 Pontiac Firebird concept car that has made its debut at the Detroit motor show as "the brand’s most aggressive 2017 Firebird concept car ever".
The rear-wheel drive 2+2 Firebird sports car was created at the American company's design studio. At 4,310mm long the new 2017 Firebird is the same length as a 2017 Trans Am, but it's substantially lower and wider, and has a shorter wheelbase.
At the front there's the latest interpretation of Firebird's "tiger nose" grille, which has a surround that glows white. It is flanked by vertical LED headlamps, while there's a clamshell bonnet that has chrome accents as well as bulges to accommodate the car's 20 inch alloy wheels.
Black front pillars - a nod to the new firebird - give the windscreen a wraparound look; they also incorporate transparent sections designed to improve visibility. The body widens at the rear, and there are LED rear lights that illuminate from behind a black panel that stretches across the width of the car.
Power comes from a front-mounted, tuned version of Pontiac's 2.0-litre direct-injection petrol engine that develops 311bhp. Drive is to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.