To celebrate 35 years of the Firebird, Pontiac is launching the 2002 Trans Am Collector Edition with special paint scheme and interior appointments, special edition emblems and the WS6 performance and handling package. Just under 2,000 will be sold.

Offered in coupe or convertible forms with an exclusive 'collector yellow' paint scheme, the special edition features a special 'screaming chicken' graphic package intended to be a contemporary update of the eye-catching bonnet designs of the '70s and '80s Firebird and Trans Am models.

The 2002 Pontiac Firebird
Collector Edition

The Collector Edition also has black painted WS6 wheels with a machined face surface, black anodised front and rear brake calipers and black painted axles. Goodyear Eagle F1 performance tyres are standard.

Inside, there's ebony leather trim with headrests, front floor mats and a trophy/shelf mat featuring embroidered Collector Edition logos.

Power comes from a LS1 5.7L V8 churning out 325 horsepower at 350 lb-ft. of torque and transmission options are a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic.

The standard WS6 Ram Air performance and handling package features functional air scoops, ram-air induction, low restriction dual outlet exhaust, and 'handling performance' tuned suspension.

Options include traction control, a boot-mounted 12-CD changer and Hurst short-throw manual shifter.

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