The Firebird's cockpit is a futuristic blend of style and function and is better executed than that of its corporate twin, the Chevrolet Camaro. Dual airbags and antilock brakes are standard and the optional traction-control system can be ordered on all models. Additionally, convertible versions of Firebird and Trans Am are available (but not as a Formula)
Every Pontiac Firebird model features a luxurious interior that lists standards such as cruise control, air conditioning, power windows and automatic power door locks, four-spoke steering wheel, and an AM/FM stereo with CD player and four speakers. Among the higher-end models we find an upgraded sound system with up to ten speakers, leather upholstery, power drivers and passenger's seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel equipped with audio controls.
Performance specifications for each of the models include power rack-and-pinion steering, high-performance mono-tube shock absorbers, four-wheel disc brakes, and short/long arm front suspension, torque arm/track bar, and live axle rear suspension. Firebird models sport a 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine with an output of 200 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque and a five-speed manual transmission, while the Formula and Trans Am models pack an incredible 5.7-litre eight-cylinder engine and four-speed automatic transmission that spits out 310 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is available on the V8 models.