252 MPH Pontiac Trans-Am
It must hurt Bugatti Veyron owners to be passed by an old Trans Am. What they probably don’t know is that there’s 1407 hp 8.9-liter V8 behind the screaming chicken. Polly Motorsport of Norway took a 1987 Pontiac Trans Am and turned into a supercar. It recorded an official 252 mph top speed at the Papenburg test track in Germany, and now Polly is looking to take the car to the U.S. next to challenge the current top speed record holder, the SSC Ultimate Aero.
There are plenty of KITT and and Knight Rider jokes to be made (they start in the next paragraph,) but this is a big deal. If the 228 mph BMW M5 was an accomplishment, this is a miracle. There is obvious a lot of replacement of stock parts to keep a 20+ year-old American car from falling apart or taking flight at 252 mph.
This kind of power is better than any ‘Turbo Boost’. Looks like this car would have been a better choice for NBC’s now canceled Knight Rider. No word yet on why a 1987 Trans Am was chosen to house the massive engine. After all it’s the Germans, not the Norwegians, who love David Hasselhoff.