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Motors Press Release) Pontiac
celebrates 35 years of Firebird Driving Excitement today with the
2002 Firebird Trans Am "Collector Edition" high-performance
specialty vehicle. Elements unique to the Collector Edition include
a special paint scheme, detailed interior appointments, special
edition emblems and the raw power of Trans Am's WS6 performance and
handling package. Just under 2,000 Collector Editions will be
offered to enthusiasts during this special milestone year for the
storied American musclecar.
"Few vehicles come close to matching the power and attitude of the
now legendary Firebird and Trans Am names," said Bob Kraut, Firebird
brand manager. "What started out 35 years ago as the definitive
answer on speed and performance has grown into a cultural
experience, and we're proud to be a part of that.
"Firebird and Trans Am have always represented Pontiac's mission
with confidence. Firebird owner's challenge the status quo and they
look good while they're doing it. The 2002 Collector Edition follows
this rich tradition by offering enthusiasts a hot car with the guts
to match the looks. This is tomorrow's classic musclecar."
Coupe or Convertible, Exterior
Graphics Package Screams Performance
Outfitted in its
exclusive Pontiac "Collector Yellow" paint scheme, the Collector
Edition features a special "screaming chicken" graphic package that
puts a contemporary spin on the eye-catching hood designs of the
'70s and '80s Firebird and Trans Am models. Two black "racing
stripe" designs adorn the hood of the vehicle and continue on to
wrap themselves around the car's doors and rear quarter panels. The
rear fascia also gets special attention with a two-tone Collector
Yellow and black treatment while both Collector Edition and Trans Am
nameplates accent the lower doors.
The Collector Edition will be offered in Trans Am Coup with hatch
tops and a black roof halo or Convertible with a black top.
Staying true to the tradition of the WS6 performance and handling
package's exterior appointments, the Collector Edition includes
black painted WS6 wheels with a machined face surface, black
anodized front and rear brake calipers and black painted axles.
Goodyear Eagle F1 performance tires are standard.
Interior Details Celebrate
Inside the 2002
Collector Edition, owners will find exclusive interior trim
appointments that highlight the now famous design cues of Firebird
and Trans Am through the years. Seats are wrapped in ebony leather
with headrests featuring embroidered Collector Edition logos. Also
sporting the Collector Edition logo are front floor mats and a
trophy/shelf mat. A special issue Collector Edition owner's
portfolio provides the finishing touch to the vehicle's interior.
Ram Air WS6 Performance and
Handling Package - Need We Say More?
The Ram Air WS6
performance and handling package is standard on the Collector
Edition. Highlighting the features is the LS1 5.7L V8 churning out
325 horsepower at 350 lb-ft. of torque (with WS6 package
The 5.7L LS1 introduced leading-edge technologies to the grand
tradition of the GM small-block V8, including all-aluminum
construction and a thermoplastic intake manifold. Measured by mass,
package size, performance or cost to the customer, the 5.7L LS1
matches the world's best overhead cam V8s. With this new small
block, those who claimed cam-in-block engines could not meet the
demands of a new decade - or increasingly stringent emissions
standards - were proven patently wrong.
Available transmissions for the LS1 include a six-speed manual or
Pontiac's exclusive WS6 Ram Air performance and handling package
features functional air scoops, ram-air induction, low restriction
dual outlet exhaust, and a suspension specifically tuned for maximum
Standard and Optional Equipment
Standard equipment on
the Collector Edition includes:
Power door locks
Remote keyless entry
Driver 6-way power
Monsoon Series AM/FM
radio with CD player
Hatch roof (T-Tops)
on coupe model
Optional equipment on
the Collector Edition includes: