Design elements of the 1988 Pontiac Banshee concept car were anticipated by many to be eventually implemented in the Firebird.

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1988 Pontiac Banshee Concept Car Specifications

More than one onlooker made the connection between the 1988 Pontiac Banshee concept car and future Firebirds. Their wishes were not completely fulfilled, but a look at the 1988 Pontiac Banshee concept car specifications below shows their anticipation was justified.

Manufacturer: Pontiac Division, General Motors Corp., Pontiac, MI

Body design: 2+2-passenger, 2 -door coupe; fiberglass body on tubular steel frame

Powertrain layout: front-engine, rear-wheel drive

Wheelbase: 105.0 inches

Overall length: 201.0 inches

Overall width: 80.0 inches

Overall height: 46.2 inches

Track, front: not available

Track, rear: not available

Weight: 2,990 pounds

Approximate price: not available

Engine type: dohc V-8

Displacement (liters/cubic inches): 4.0/244

Horsepower @ rpm: 230 @ 5600

Torque (lbs./ft.) @ rpm: (est.) 300 @ 4000

Fuel delivery: port fuel injection

Transmission: 5-speed Getrag 290 manual

Suspension, front: unequal-length A-arms, coil springs

Suspension, rear: independent; 4-link leaf spring

Brakes: front/rear discs, anti-lock

1988 Pontiac Banshee Concept Car Performance

Top speed: 55 mph (governed for test purposes)

0-60 mph: not available

Quarter-mile: not available

mph @ quarter-mile: not available

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