25th Nov 2001, 20:41
Maybe you never knew it existed, but it has a 6 speed with something like a 0.62:1 gear ratio, and 65 MPH at 1400 RPM's. You can't beat this car, more power than the Cobra, faster than the same-engined Camaro SS, and at an awesome price. The only thing that sux was waiting for the 500 mile mark so I could blow away all the SS's in town.. In case you didn't know, it has to be broken in... Awesome car..
25th Jun 2002, 17:53
I have a 1994 Formula V8 that kicks butt. It's a great looking car with face flattening acceleration, and cornering that would make a Z06 Vette driver envious. It's an all-around performer that eats Cobras for lunch.
30th Oct 2002, 01:09
I concur. I have the exact car being surveyed and got 29 mpg while driving 80 mph from VA to SC. I love my car aside from the rotors, stereo and instrument cluster. All of which have been replaced. Nonetheless, I have 1 of 175 also. Now I have to quit driving it so much. It's ashame that GM quit making the Firebird.
17th Apr 2003, 01:18
I have a 95 Trans Am convertible, and even though the convertible is a little heavier than a regular Trans Am, I have managed to get 30-33MPG on the highway on a regular basis... how many cars can claim that, let alone ones that weigh 3000+ pounds?
7th Jun 2003, 17:50
I entered the comment dated "30th Oct 2002, 01:09." I did find one thing wrong with the specifications. The 320 HP is not RWHP, it is crank horsepower provided by the manufacturer. The real RWHP is around 300 HP, this means that the crank horsepower is underrated and is approximately 360 HP. Just a little FYI for all who read and who have written.
21st Dec 2004, 09:02
I don't know where you're getting information from, but Pontiac put out a lot more than just 175 WS6s in 1999. The production numbers for 1999 are well into the several 1,000s. Consider 719 WS6s went to SLP Engineering to be rebadged as a Firehawk.
10th Mar 2008, 13:14
Fun cars indeed, mine is #86 out of 175 made. I get around 27 mpg highway (4 speed auto).
8th May 2008, 18:28
There were many (thousands) of 1999 ws6 cars made, but most were T/A's. There were only 175 Formula model ws6's. I have #84 of all 99' ws6's, which was the #4 formula ws6. They do get good mileage... If you don't have fun with it!
15th Nov 2010, 22:25
I also just got one of the 175 Firebird WS6s. It seems to be a great car. I can't believe that I found this car just a few miles from my house in Nebraska. It's amazing. The car is so cool, and even better that it is so rare.