Best equipped variant of a Pontiac firebird, sharing the same chassis as the Chevy Camaro, both collectively called "F-Body cars." A Trans Am is a Firebird, but not all Firebirds are Trans Am's, make sense? A tasteful stand-out-in-the crowd true American muscle car, for those who find Fords distasteful and Chevy's too conservative. The Pontiac Trans Am is often depicted as the ultimate badass mobile.

Trans Am's are always V-8's (except for a few 80's 3rd gen models offered with the spectacular Turbo V-6 Grand National engine.

The best examples are the 4th gen 93-97 LT1 and 98-02 LS1 powered Trans Ams. The WS6 Ram Air Trans Am is the most aggressively styled road rocket to ever hit the street. For a time was the official car of the NHRA. Often sited by car magazines as the best 'bang for the buck' musclecar money can buy.

On the road, they are imposing, rumbling, and a little indimidating to other commuters. A renegade-looking car. Outlawish. Disobedient. Muscular styling with the power to back it up and then some.
"My honday civic just got whooped by a trans am!"

"Damn...that's a nice car man. What is that, a trans am?"

"I wish I had a trans am."

"There goes that punk kid in his trans am."
by D March 29, 2004
The ultimate rice raper. This car absolutely violates mustanges and imports. The 4th gen with the ws6 ram air and the ls1 is the most badass street car you can get for under 40 grand. they handle well, and burn tires like a junkyard. And shallow, piece of shit women everywhere cant wait to get fucked once they see you in one. :)
by TA owner May 5, 2004
The most indestructable, intimidating, hardcore vehicle on this planet. People who drive a trans am, know whats good in life. except for here in miami, cause this place sucks. Made famous by Smokey and the Bandit movies.
Girls: Look at that guy in a Trans Am, he is so hot.
by 77transam July 9, 2005
An American muscle car; the top model of the Pontiac Firebird, produced from 1969 'til 2002. Originally an appearance package for the Firebird 400. The next year, '70, it actually improved performance. One noteworthy T/A is the 1970 Ram Air V. It was a rare, dealer-installed option that took the RA-IV engine, and added solid lifters and tunnel port heads. They were rated at 500bhp, a 130hp improvement from the RA-IV. Also noteworthy is the '73 T/A. it was the first to feature a large "Screaming Chicken" graphic on the hood. The top engine, a 310hp (net) 455ci Super-Duty V8 got the T/A going pretty fast. The T/A, and its sister, the Camaro, were killed off in '02. Thanks alot, ricer geeks! It I wanted to hot-rod a mini-van, I'd at least make it look decent!
A dude in a green Civic pulled up to me and said he wanted to race. i asked him, "what kind of mods do you have?" He replies, "a spoiler, pimped-out rims, a subwoofer in the trunk, and a cold air intake system." He asked me the same, and I said, "nothing. Just a stock, 415hp 400 cube Ram Air V8." He may have beat me off the line, but I won the race by a long-shot.
by Myajd jdg July 1, 2005
Quite possibly one of the finest examples of ricer ass-beating known to human existance, the Pontiac Trans Am came fully equipped with 8 cylinders of raw american horsepower. When not blowing out Mustangs and Honda Civics, which can get to be a full time job, the Trans Am can be seen in local parking lots or anywhere there is a driver with some taste and refinement. Very popular with T-Topps AND super attactive women everywhere
Man, after a hard day of blowing out fords and imports in this sweet Trans Am, it good to have a girl blow me
by Heckler83 September 19, 2003
The ultimate killer of import and domestic rice. These are the cousins of Chevrolet's Camaro's. They use the F Body chassis. These are pure American Muscle cars. These were like the ricers of the 70's and 80's. Except the only difference was they had big engines, torque, and looks. But they were similar to rice in their affordable price, and who was driving them (teens).
Smartass know-it-all geek: "A Trans Am isn't really a true muscle car."

Me: "Oh yeah, your right, my '79 403 6.6 trans is not a muscle car, but your Toyota Camry sure is, damn I bet you get loads of head in that sexy 4-banger!"
by Rice Hater August 8, 2005
Thee greatest musclecar, ever! Kickin ass since 1969. Yes sir, for little money, you can haul ass and beat anything. Hot chicks love these cars, and will probably give you head while enjoying a ride in your F-Body.
My Trans Am will kick the shit out of your pussy car.
by Spartans! November 9, 2004