Lingenfelter, Hurst Transform Camaros Into Modern Pontiac Trans Ams at SEMA 2012
As much as car fans want the Pontiac Trans Am to be revived, that may never happen. Luckily, until GM revives the classic nameplate, we have the aftermarket to hold us over. Enter Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and the aptly named Trans Am Depot, both of which offer a take on the classic muscle car icon.
If you think this car looks familiar, you’re right. A concept version has been to SEMA a few times before, but after many inquiries and positive interest, Lingenfelter has green-lighted a small production run.
New additions to the Super Duty inspired Camaro include revised taillights, wheels, and interior appointments. Owner and founder Ken Lingenfelter won’t be selling parts to buyers, rather, his brand will only sell complete cars.
Buyers can choose from three levels of LTA transformation, but each features the unique bodywork. The top Level 3 LTA pushes out 655 horsepower and sports 20-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, and a fully converted interior.
Hurst Edition Trans Am
Hurst’s take on the T/A is one of three editions produced by conversion expert Trans Am Depot. The limited edition includes a very long list of modifications, the least of which are an all-custom body, graphics, KM Forged T6 Wheels, Eibach suspension, and a custom interior.
The Hurst conversion takes around four months to complete and costs around $30,000 to $40,000, depending on how wild an owner wants to go. Options include a ProCharger Supercharger, Hellion Twin Turbo setup, coilover suspension, or even an LS7 powerplant.