The TransAm Depot, in collaboration with Swedish design firm Zolland Design, has once again brought back the Pontiac Trans Am 455 Super Duty, this time in the form of a 2023 model boasting a staggering 1,000 horsepower.
Unveiled at the New York Auto Show, this new Super Duty Trans Am is based on the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro platform. TransAm Depot, known for its previous “Bandit” Trans Am built on the Gen. 5 Chevrolet Camaro, has now shifted its focus to the lighter-weight Alpha platform of the sixth-gen. Camaro, expecting improved performance from these new Trans Am conversions.
The heart of this powerhouse is an engine based on the 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 from the Camaro SS. However, it has been extensively modified by a NASCAR engine builder, reportedly Arrington Performance based in Charlotte, NC. Enlarged to 7.4 liters (approximately 455 cubic inches), the engine is aptly named the “455” in reference to its displacement. It features a Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger delivering 14 psi of boost, a cold air intake, ceramic-coated headers, and a 3.0-inch exhaust.
The result is a supercharged 7.4L LT1 V8 producing a jaw-dropping 1,000 horsepower and 1,046 lb-ft of torque. The 2023 Pontiac Trans Am Camaro 455 Super Duty promises to be a limited-production car, based on the 2024 Camaro SS platform.
With its impressive power figures and limited availability, this Trans Am is poised to capture the hearts of performance enthusiasts and collectors alike.