Published on August 24th, 2014 | by BajaBusta2
1998 Pontiac Firebird TransAm Firehawk Test Drive
In case you’re not familiar with SLP Engineering, the company formed in 1987 by Ed Hamburger. SLP built its own Firehawk cars, in addition to developing and producing the Camaro SS for Chevrolet and the 96-97 WS6 Ram Air Firebirds. First sold in 92, the Firehawk treatment had generally consisted of improved intake and exhaust systems, more aggressive rolling stock, and the like. These were cost effective performance packages that Pontiac couldn’t feasibly develop and certify itself for small volume production. Therefore, as the Firebird Trans Am and Formula received its substantial redo, including the addition of the 305HP Corvette based LS1 alloy V8 for 1998, so did the Firehawks.