1981 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Custom RestoMod " Factory Turbo Trans Am " Professionally built Resto Mod completed by Schwartz Performance in Woodstock, Illinois " Estimated over $300,000 invested in build " Voted Muscle Car of the Year by Popular Hot Rodding in 2013 " Schwartz Performance G Machine bolt-in full length frame " Twin turbocharged 6.9L LS9 engine with dry sump lubrication " Rated at 1300 HP " Aluminum 4 inch intakes with Spectre filters " Schwartz billet serpentine drive system " Be Cool aluminum radiator with dual SPAL fans and custom shroud " Stainless 3 inch exhaust with custom Schwartz manifolds " Bowler built 4L80E transmission with custom driveshaft " Winters aluminum center section with Moser full-floating hubs and axles " Wavetrac 3.70 differential " RideTech triple-adjustable coilovers " Power steering " Baer Extreme-Plus disc brake setup with 14 inch cross-drilled rotors and 6-piston calipers front and rear " RideTech stainless Tiger Cage roll bar " Procar Scat Rally 1000 leather seats " Custom engine-turned gauge panel with Stack Dash unit " Vintage Air Gen IV Magnum system " Rick's Tanks custom aluminum fuel tank with Holley internal fuel pump " Redesigned Forgeline Snowflake wheels " Multiple award winner " 2,200 miles since completion Dubbed the "Full Force Trans Am," this award-winning Pontiac Resto Mod began life as a factory Turbo Trans Am and its given moniker is deliberately impactful. This isn't an exercise of bringing a gun to a knife fight, this modified F-body is an atomic bomb contending against a slingshot. Schwartz Performance in Woodstock, Illinois, executed this Manhattan Project Pro Touring build at an estimated cost of $300,000, and it's evident that the funds were not misappropriated. The professional ground-up build incorporated a custom Schwartz Performance G-Machine full-length frame to accommodate the uncanny drivetrain upgrade. In keeping with the spirit turbo-aspiration, a massive twin-turbocharged and fuel-injected 6.9L LS9 V-8 engine with dry-sump lubrication was installed and is rated at a whopping 1,300 horsepower, a nearly 650 percent increase over the 1981 factory rating of 201. Air is fed through twin 4-inch aluminum intakes with Spectre filters and spent gases exit via custom exhaust manifolds 3-inch stainless tubing. A Be Cool aluminum radiator with dual SPAL fans handle cooling duty admirably. The mill is mated to a Bowler 4L85E automatic transmission with overdrive and is paired with a custom driveshaft connected to a Winters aluminum rear end with Moser full-floating hubs and axles and Wavetrac 3.70 gears. Handling and maneuverability are boosted with power steering and RideTech triple-adjustable coilover shocks on all four corners while a Baer Extreme-Plus brake setup with 14-inch cross-drilled rotors and 6-piston calipers provide substantial whoa for all of the added go. The heightened performance is coalesced with an aesthetic that is visceral without betraying the car's roots. The hood with special off-center bulge is graced with a Red eagle design with a huge 6.9L Turbo emblem and custom-built Forgeline snowflake-style wheels are painted to complement the avian artwork. The interior features Procar Scat Rally 1000 leather bucket seats, a RideTech stainless Tiger Cage roll bar, Vintage Air Gen IV magnum air conditioning unit and a special engine-turned gauge panel. The finished fire-breathing product is has been met with critical acclaim, earning a litany of awards including Popular Hot Rodding's coveted "Muscle Car of the Year" title in 2013. With only 2,200 miles driven since completion, the Full Force Trans Am is loaded with power, lacking in subtlety and champing at the bit to take flight.