The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition is a coupé manufactured by Pontiac built between 1977 to 1978 for the second generation Firebird.

Also known as "Blackbird", it was available with custom gold interior and exterior trims for the coupe, and T-top models. It was priced higher than the simultaneously built Formula model.

It gained popularity for its appearance in the 1977 action-comedy film Smokey and the Bandit.[1]

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

The Firebird Trans Am SE appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) as a muscle class car with the downloadable Movie Legends pack.

Purchasing the Movie Legends pack will immediately unlock the Firebird Trans Am SE within single player. It is unlocked in multiplayer upon the player completing 6 SpeedList events in the Dodge Charger R/T.

Need for Speed: Payback

The Firebird appears in Need for Speed: Payback as a downloadable add-on that was made available with the March Update released on March 20, 2018.


It is unlocked for purchase from the drag, drift, off-road, race, and runner class dealerships upon purchase and download from the online store.
Need for Speed: Payback - Statistics
NFSPB PontiacFirebird Garage NFSPB Dealership Drag IconNFSPB Dealership Drift IconNFSPB Dealership Offroad IconNFSPB Dealership Race IconNFSPB Dealership Runner IconNFSPB Dealership NA Icon LV104
NFSPB BankYellow Icon 0
Purchase from the online store.
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite Horsepower  200
Top Speed  121
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite 0 - 60  6.80
1/4 Mile  15.43
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite N2O Power  3.6
N2O Duration  3.6
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite Airtime  3.9
Landing  4.4
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite Response  2.2
Power  1.7

Need for Speed: Edge

The Firebird Trans Am Special Edition 1977 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.



  1. Car of the Week: 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Special Edition