1987 Pontiac Trans Am GTA

1987 PONTIAC TRANS AM GETS MINOR CHANGES
The ’87 model year remained relatively unchanged from the ’86, other than the usual minor trim and detail differences. The center high-mounted brake light moved to just below the rear spoiler lip. This was possible since all ’87 Firebirds now had the flat rear wing spoiler from earlier Trans Am models. The large Firebird hood emblems were gone for good. The old Trans Am power bulge hood was inherited by the Formula. There was a new wrap-around spoiler on all Trans Ams and Formulas. 140mph speedometers became optional on Trans Ams and Formulas.
1987 PONTIAC TRANS AM GTA DEBUTS
A new package, the Trans Am GTA is introduced as sort of a high-end Trans Am. They came either with the LB9 5.0 (305) V8, or with the new 5.7 TPI V8 making 225hp, automatic (all 5.7s would be autos). It had its own unique wheels, a 16-inch BBS-style gold ‘wire-mag’ diamond-spoke alloys. GTAs got their own special badging, striping and body-colored ground effects. Inside, they had their own unique seats with adjustable, inflatable lumbar and side bolsters, special door panels and a special horn button.

1987 Pontiac Trans Am INTERIORS


1987 Pontiac Trans Am ENGINES

1987 PONTIAC TRANS AM ENGINES
The 5.7L (350) V8 is introduced to the Firebird line, straight from Chevrolet. Of course, Firebirds and Camaros are being built side-by-side on the same assembly line in Ottawa, Canada, and they were designed to be interchangeable, so lots of parts swapping was done. All V8s now had roller cam followers (lifters) that added about 5hp to everything they touched, bringing the 5.7 up to 225hp, with 330 lb-ft of torque. All 5.7s were bolted to automatic transmissions as GM didn’t have a 5-speed manual box capable of handling the 5.7’s torque. There was one carbureted V8 left, the 5.0L (305) LG4, making 165hp or 170hp, depending on transmission. The LB9 was a Tuned Port Injected (TPI) 5.0 (305) V8 making 190hp with the automatic and 215hp with the 5-speed.

1987 Pontiac Trans Am SPECIFICATIONS

Production, all

    Base Firebird

    Firebird Formula

    Trans Am

    Trans Am GTA

Wheelbase

Length

Width

Height

Track, front

Track, rear

Weight

V8 ENGINE OPTIONS

305ci / 5.0L V8 1X4bbl

305ci / 5.0L V8 1X4bbl

305ci / 5.0L V8 TPI

350ci / 5.7L V8 TPI

88,612

42,058

13,164

21,788

11,102

101.0 in / 2565 mm

190.6 in / 4841 mm

72.4 in / 1839 mm

49.6 in / 1260 mm

60.6 in / 1539 mm

61.6 in / 1565 mm

3,263 lb / 1480 kg


155 hp @ 4200 rpm

165 hp @ 4400 rpm

205 hp @ 4400 rpm

210 hp @ 4000 rpm














245 lb/ft @ 2000 rpm

250 lb/ft @ 4000 rpm

285 lb/ft @ 3200 rpm

315 lb/ft @ 3200 rpm


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