Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 

  • 1996
  • 304 HP 5.7L
  • 159 mph

Road Tests Real world tests of the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6


Firebird Trans Am WS6
5.8 s
Viper GTS
3.3 s
Corvette Z06
3.6 s

Top speed

Firebird Trans Am WS6
159 mph
Viper GTS
206 mph
Pontiac GTO
114 mph

Data points Key details of the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6


Firebird Trans Am WS6
304 HP
Viper GTS
640 HP
Corvette Z06
500 HP


Firebird Trans Am WS6
334 ft-lb
Viper GTS
600 ft-lb
Corvette Z06
465 ft-lb

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Pontiac
Year 1996
Highest auction price $100k, January 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.44 lb/hp
Maximum hp 304 HP @ 5,400 RPM
Maximum torque 334 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,737 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas

road tests

Top speed 159 mph
0-60mph 5.8 s


Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,477 lb
Width 74.5 in
Height 52 in
Length 197 in
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