1981 Trans Am KwikSpecs
Production
Model
Engine
Trans
# Built
Base TA
4.9L
3A
5,087
5.0L
4M
2,686
4.9L Turbo
3A
3,851
Base TA w/T-Top
4.9L
3A
4,589
5.0L
4M
3,225
4.9L Turbo
3A
6,612
SE w/o T-Top TA
4.9L
3A
41
5.0L
4M
15
4.9L Turbo
3A
65
SE w/T-Top
4.9L
3A
1,160
5.0L
4M
932
4.9L Turbo
3A
3,050
NASCAR Edition
4.9L Turbo
3A
2,000
Total
33,313
Dimensions
Wheelbase
108.2"
Curb Weight
3717 lbs
Length
197.1"
Height
49.3"
Width
73.0"
Track
Front
61.3"
Rear
60.0"
Legroom
Front
43.9"
Rear"
28.4"
Headroom
Front
37.2"
Rear
R
36"
Shoulder
Front

56.7"
Shoulder
Rear"

54.4"
Hip Room
Front

52.4"
Hip Room
Rear

46.3"
Trunk Room
7.1 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity

21.0 gal
Tires Size
P225/70R-15
Transmissions
Speeds
Code
Usage
3-Auto
JC, JD, KY, MC
All 4.9L
4-Man
DC, FN
5.0L Only
Engines
CID-Version
Code
Trans
HP@RPM
301 T/A (4.9L)
BD, CJ
3A
150@4400
305 (5.0L)
DHJ, DHZ
4M
145@3600
301 Turbo
BO, CJ
3A
200@4000

Performance
Time (Secs.)
Speed - MPH

0-50 mph
6.2

0-60 mph
8.2

0-80 mph
14.3

1/4mile
16.7
86

Top Speed

116

Roadholding
.817g

Braking
Ft

60-0 mph
158

70-0 mph
186

80-0 mph
270