World’s wildest Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am immortalized in a Hot Wheels toy series
Soon after rolling off General Motors assembly lines in 1970, the Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am proceeded to become a timeless icon of North American automotive craftsmanship. Today, we will be looking into one of the most unique and memorable Trans-Am restomods built so far.
Riley Stair started working on the project a few years ago, coming up with a unique body kit that made the car full seven feet wide. He reinforced it with a custom space-frame aluminum chassis and stripped the interior clean of everything except the wheel, the dash cluster and the driver’s seat. The end result was a Pontiac that looked like a NASCAR racer.
The main treat still lies under the hood, where a custom 6.6-liter engine toils in tandem with a supercharger and two independent boost systems (NOS and methanol). When it debuted at the SEMA Show two years ago, the restomod hit the asphalt with 700 hp (522 kW), and the current power should lie well above 1,000 hp (750 kW).
Naturally, the world’s strongest Pontiac could not escape the attention of Hot Wheels, a toy car brand that arranges periodic contests to determine which iconic cars to produce next as toys. Stair submitted his ride for the contest and won, meaning that 1:64 scale replicas of his tuned Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am will soon be available for purchase worldwide.
Editor Andrew Raspopov