“We Build Excitement” was one of Pontiac’s most-memorable advertising campaigns, and going by the looks of the 1987 Firebird® GTA it wasn’t just a throwaway line. New for ‘87, the GTA was the ultimate Firebird. Pontiac’s stylists dressed it in a sleek, cleanly detailed body that featured a smooth front fascia, a wrap-around rear spoiler, and aero skirts around the bottom edge of the car. Other features included monochromatic exterior paint and subtle GTA badging on the front fenders.
Under the hood was a 5.7-liter (350 cubic-inch) V-8 engine topped off with tuned-port fuel injection. It was good for 210 horsepower, along with 315 lb-ft of torque. Other performance hardware included Pontiac’s legendary WS6 handling package and 16-inch diamond-spoke alloy wheels. Revell’s designers created this now-classic 1/16-scale kit of the ’87 Firebird GTA when the car was new, but this is the first time it’s been available in decades.
- Detailed 5.7-liter V-8 engine with tuned-port fuel injection
- Opening hood, doors, headlights, and hatchback
- Positional front wheels
- T-Top body with removable clear roof panels
- All-new and expanded decal sheet