Classic Car Archive Specs, Facts, & History
1970 marked the second-generation of the Firebird.
It got off to a late start because of engineering problems, and production didn’t begin until early 1970 leading to a commonly used term of 1970 ½.
The drastic styling made up for the late entry. Edmunds.com said the new striking car was “a muscle car with styling that looked as if it had been designed in Italy.” It now sported the Endura bumper and was the same color as the car giving it a unique, bumper less looking front.
|Engine||0 to 60 MPH||Quarter Mile||Source|
|400ci/345hp||5.7 sec||14.1 sec @ 103.2 mph||Car & Driver|
|I6||250ci||1x1bbl||155 hp||235 lb-ft|
|V8||350ci||1x2bbl||255 hp||355 lb-ft|
|V8||400ci||1x4bbl||330 hp||430 lb-ft|
|Ram Air III||400ci||1x4bbl||335 hp||430 lb-ft|
|Ram Air IV||400ci||1x4bbl||345 hp||430 lb-ft|
|V8||400ci||1x2bbl||265 hp||397 lb-ft|
Ask FIrebird expert Rick McLaughlin