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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-20-2010, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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new 2010/11 Trans Am

Got my new issue of High Performance Pontiac in the mail yesterday. There is a new aftermarket company in the 5th gen Trans Am race called Gearhead Street Customs (GSC) and they have in my opinion the best interpretation of the new Bird. The ASC, Phoenix TA, and Lingenfelter TA's all looked good, but I think this GSC one does the old bird the most justice.

Buy the October 2010 issue or go to their website and see for yourself. From what I got out of the article, you can get it with just the exterior and interior mods with the stock 426hp motor, can get a maggy making 546 hp, a rear mounted turbo up to 700 hp, or a twin turbo setup putting out 900 hp. Prices start at $54,900.

This was the first article I've seen where they actually drive the car around town and take it to the strip/road course to see how it performed. Every other article I've read just had the cars sitting there with photographers doing their thing.
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I got it in the mail a few days ago too. I think its hidious, a slap to the face for me. I give them props for trying but thats where it stops.



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You thought the ASC, Phoenix, or Lingenfelter was better?
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Honest truth, none. I was a huge F-body fan, love them knew alot about them. I'm just not a big fan of retro, sorry I think we should just move foward. I like the new Camaro somewhat, but it just don't make me wanting to have one. My wife and mom love it.

The only car that I do like is the Year One T/A, thats because it was an old car that was modernized.



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I like it better then the Camaro, but for that price I'm nowhere near interested.
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I forgot about the Year One TA. That was badass. Have you seen the Jim Wagner's Signature Edition GTO that they are bringing back out?
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Dusty, I saw the 69 GTO that Jim Wagner did in Panama City, sweet car, got pics.
I like the New TA I saw in Tallahassee at the museum. I'll post some pics later, don't know who did it.

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I forgot about the Year One TA. That was badass. Have you seen the Jim Wagner's Signature Edition GTO that they are bringing back out?
I don't think I have. Do you have a link to it?



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I can't find it on the High Perfornace Pontiac website right now (at work) but I did find the computer drawings. They already built this car. The article had the actual car, not cheesy computer drawings, but the car is identical to these renderings. It is a restomod, everything on the car brand new. The engine is not a supercharged LS motor like everybody seems to be doing on retro cars but rather is a huge cubic inch Butler Performance Pontiac engine (fuel injected, no no to the carbs) putting out like 600 or 700 naturally aspirated hp. Pricing starts north of 100,000 depending on options, goes up from there. If I find actual pics I'll post them.
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Ohh it was in the mag. I have to dig some of my mags out the box and look for it. Do you remember what issue?



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