Cadillac Motor Company has announced that it has developed a brand new motor for its iconic Pontiac Thunderbird, and it’s an automatic gear box.
The car was first revealed in a 2009 trailer for the film Cars 3, and was only available for sale in limited numbers in the US until 2013.
However, the new gearbox is a real deal, and we’re glad it has finally arrived.
Here’s the official press release:A new engine for the Thunderbird’s ’86 twin-turbocharged 4.0L V-8 produces a staggering 517 hp and 712 lb-ft of torque, while the twin-cam, four-cylinder twin-piston-four makes 280 hp and 276 lb-feet.
The engine is designed to handle the most demanding and demanding applications, such as mountain-biking, dirt-track racing, off-road racing and off-roading on dirt roads.
The gearbox pedal drive unit is a dual-control system with an automatic and manual selector switch, so the driver can control the gearbox directly, and the driver also controls the engine and clutch.
The Thunderbird is powered by a 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged, four cylinder engine, and is powered from a six-speed manual transmission.
The new engine has a claimed 310 hp and 370 lb-frees.