Classic Car Archive Specs, Facts, & History
Remember that little movie, “Smokey and the Bandit?" The real star was the 1977 Trans Am, more specifically, the black and gold Bandit/Special edition.
All the Firebird models were updated receiving a new grille containing four square headlamps, replacing the single round ones of previous years. The 455 was gone, but a remarkable new 400 option, called the W72, matched the 455’s 200hp.
|Engine||0 to 60 MPH||Quarter Mile||Source|
|400ci/180hp||9.3 sec||16.9 sec @ 82 mph||n/a|
|V6||231ci||1x2bbl||105 hp||185 lb-ft|
|V8||301ci||1x2bbl||135 hp||235 lb-ft|
|V8||305ci||1x2bbl||145 hp||245 lb-ft|
|V8||350ci||1x4bbl||170 hp||280 lb-ft|
|V8||400ci||1x4bbl||180 hp||325 lb-ft|
|V8||403ci||1x4bbl||185 hp||320 lb-ft|
|W72 V8||400ci||1x4bbl||200 hp||n/a|
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