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SEMA Preview: Lingenfelter to Give Trans Am New Life … and 655 Horsepower


Get out your old Whitesnake muscle shirt because the Trans Am is back… sort of. The Corvette and Chevy tuning experts at Lingenfelter have announced that they will bring a modern Trans Am to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas next week, taking inspiration from the 1971 second-gen TA. That means it will have a 445-cubic inch V8 engine under the hood making 655-hp.

The car will also get a duck-tail spoiler, fender vents, a twin-port front grille, 20-inch honeycomb wheels and the obligatory screamin' chicken. Lingenfelter also promises a retro-styled interior.

Called the Lingenfeler LTA (Lingenfelter Trans Am) Concept the car is a one-off, but there is cretain to be huge demand for the car – especially considering the popularity of the new Camaro – so a limited number of production models is a definite possibility

We'll be sure to bring you full coverage of the Lingenfelter Trans Am from the SEMA Show starting November 3rd.

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the front end looks way to retro and them wheels ugh........... the rest is fine

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Yeah, I'm not liking the wheels, but I like how they modernized the retro look.
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I would get rid of the wheels for sure. Car will be pricey I am sure...

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Just like others, they are trying to make a second gen TA out of a car with first gen lines. Just doesn't work. Wish they would try a retro 69 TA.

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Would be a lot easier if GM just keeps pontiac around for a little bit longer...
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Would be a lot easier if GM just keeps pontiac around for a little bit longer...
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& this too: 750-hp Lingenfelter Camaro

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Just like others, they are trying to make a second gen TA out of a car with first gen lines. Just doesn't work. Wish they would try a retro 69 TA.
I couldn't have said it better myself.

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Look's just like a TA should.


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That car is incredibly ugly
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I think it is freakin awesome...minus the wheels.

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Need to trim the spoiler back a little.
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Was gonna say the exact same thing as 73bird. Just doesn't flow. I respect the creativity of the design but why not go with a 1st gen design so the camaro and firebird have the same f-body similarities like 67-69s did? Would probably be a helluva lot easier/cheaper too! (front clip/rear clip/hood/wheels). Looks like some serious sheetmetal work there ($$$). Think they overthought this one.

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Front fascia i great, but the rear spoil is too tall and the wheels are garbage. I would like to see the interior.


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id take one black with a gold chicken... i liked the wheels on the year one bandit TA better
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Loose the honeycombs, everything else looks good.
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I like it, but it should have snowflakes instead of honeycombs, I never liked the honeycombs.
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You guys are crazy, I think it looks great... especially the wheels!!!
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