Pontiac is tag-teaming back into the hardcore coupe ring with this, 2017 Trans Am Hybrid that's jumping off the top rope to "[inject] emotional appeal into the Pontiac DNA." It's the hybrid version of the twin, powered by a 2.5-liter V6 aided by a 105-kW electric motor, the pair putting out 217 total horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque through a continuously variable transmission. The Trans Am Hybrid's other, more conventional half will come with a 3.5-liter V6 with 314 hp and 380 lb-ft shifted with an eight-speed sequential transmission.
The brand doesn't want you to take this 2017 Trans Am Hybrid Coupe for a two-door version of the TA. It's based on the Trans Am platform but its dimensions are unique, being wider, lower and shorter in wheelbase than the IS. The 2017 Trans Am Hybrid Concept-car headlights flank the most extreme version of the spindle grille yet seen on a production car, and the lighting novelty continuing in the cabin with illumination that is aimed up instead of down. The 2017 Trans Am Hybrid package will ride on either 18- or 19-inch wheels.
The "high contrast," dual-zone cabin is graced with wood and Pontiac' Remote Touch Interface, and Pontiac says the seats have been conceived via an "integrated foaming construction method" like racing seats – we think they look spectacular stitched up in this carmel-colored leather.
It's all about the driving eventually, though, the promise of the 2017 Trans Am Hybrid backed by a body made more rigid through supplemental adhesive in its construction, thicker rocker panels, underbody aerodynamics, double wishbones in front and a multi-link suspension in back. We're told the 2017 Trans Am Hybrid will exhilarate drivers instead of overwhelm. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, all-wheel drive will be offered in select markets.
There are live images of the 2017 Trans Am Hybrid, an expanded gallery of press shots below and a press release with even more tidbits awaits your perusal.