It's a dream many a muscle car fan has had.
Having previously created a modern interpretation of the Pontiac Firebird in the form of the Black Edition Concept, automotive designer Kasim Tibekov is back with his latest interpretation of a car that will never happen, dubbed the Firebird TT Concept. Imagining what the 1970’s muscle car would look like if it had managed to stay alive to rub shoulders with modern Mustangs and Camaros, the artist has taken a 1969 Firebird as his base and gone to work.
The most obvious changes include an aggressive widebody kit, new front splitter, a ducktail spoiler and massive rear diffuser. Under the hood, we’d imagine a GM-sourced V8, let’s say the 680-horsepower supercharged V8 from the Ford Shelby GT500, doing the motivation. For anyone that wants a “new” Firebird, there was a limited run made of the 2011 Chevy Camaro FireBreather, originally designed for the movie “Jinn.” There are also tuning companies, like Trans Am Depot, that will happily transform your Camaro into a modern interpretation of the Trans Am using bespoke body kits and few replacement parts.
We’re not aware of any firm that is doing something similar with the Firebird, but given the popularity of retro muscle cars and the Pontiac marque, we’d imagine there would be decent demand. If you’re thinking of starting up a car-related business, this could be something to look into.