Driving The All New 2018 Pontiac Trans Am Firehawk
The base 2018 Trans Am Firehawk gets a potent 430-horsepower V-8 that displaces 6.2 liters and is good for a 0-60-mph run in just 4.1 seconds with the manual or 4.3 seconds with the automatic. An optional two-mode exhaust system (also available on the Trans Am Firehawk Sport) brings a power rating increase to 436 horses and 428 pound-feet of torque. As the revs climb, the sound from these pipes is intense. While manual drivers get the new Launch Control system for 2018, customers picking the self-shifter will welcome a revised six-speed automatic paddle shift control that includes a “push and hold” feature to make returning to automatic mode simpler.