Great news for all the lovers of retro muscle cars are coming from the 2017 New York Auto Show, where the 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty was first revealed. The new Trans Am will combine its old-school design with upgraded features and it definitely promises amazing speed and strength.
The new 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty will be built on an improved Alpha chassis found on the sixth generation Camaro. It will be the first car based on such a platform, if you remember that the previous model was built on the fifth generation Camaro and GM’s Zeta chassis. When it comes to body construction, the new Trans Am will be fully made of carbon fiber. As we have already mentioned, it will be inspired by old muscle cars, more accurately by the 1970s Pontiac Trans Am. The whole vehicle appears sporty and aggressive, keeping its recognizable shape but also upgrading some exterior features. In the front fascia, you will notice a thin dual grille. There are also LED headlights and fog lights. We have noticed two air intakes and the one in the middle of the curved hood. In the back, you will find a wide rear spoiler which gives this model a modern and sporty look. The new Trans Am will be standing on 20-inch 10-spoke Crawler Race Wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
The experts would say that the cabin of the 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty has been largely inspired by Camaro. However, you will notice many upgraded features especially in terms of technology. The interior of the new Trans Am represents a perfect combination of sporty and luxurious styling. You can expect black leather seats with Super Duty patchwork that are expected to be comfortable and supportive, especially at great speeds. Also, you will find an improved dashboard with all the necessary screens, buttons and commands. The new Trans Am is also expected to be well-equipped with safety and driver assist features, since it belongs to the next-generation racing cars.
The most amazing characteristic of the new 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty is coming from under its hood. This model will be able to produce 1,000 horsepower. Exactly! Thanks to its 2.3-liter supercharged engine which delivers 1,046 pound-feet of torque, this car will represent a real treat for all the speed and race lovers. The other numbers and outputs have not been confirmed yet, but this information has certainly been enough to leave you breathless. The NASCAR engine supplier took part in building this engine, which explains a lot.
2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty
The sale of the 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty started in May 2017 and only 50 units of this model have been released by now. The price details have not been confirmed yet, but it has been rumored that you cannot expect your order to go under $115,000.