This month DW is featuring an employee build by Jose Scott, DW Production Tech, a 2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6.
In 2002, the WS6 rolled off production lines with 325-horsepower to the crank achieving 0-60 in just under five seconds. Having over 300hp from the factory was a big deal in the modern muscle world. Jose picked up his Trans Am bone stock fitted with the 5.7L LS1. After a short period, the want for more power grew and grew until Jose caved in and ordered some modifications. Camshaft, headers, and a little nitrous got the Trans Am making over 360-horsepower to the wheels, and Jose ended up running a 12.5-sec 1/4 mile, almost a second faster than a stock WS6. The 5.7L LS1 was short lived when Jose gave it a little too much nitrous on the street, and the motor decided it was time to exit stage left.
Fast forward a year later and that 2002 Pontiac Trans Am is back on the road, but with a new power plant. Under the hood is a 6.0L LS with an upgraded camshaft, Hooker headers, 102mm intake with fuel rails and DW 95lb injectors. The fuel system is plumbed with DeatschWerks Lines and Fittings, a DWR1000 Fuel pressure regulator and a prototype DWBrushless 415LPH Pump. The current setup made over 400-wheel horsepower run through the stock 4l60 transmission with a 4k stall. The car was tuned by John Andrade Jr. of Andrade's Performance and Auto right here in Oklahoma City.
Jose hopes to get quite a few runs in at the track this year, and by the end of the year, his plans are to move into the boosted world with a couple of turbos under the hood to give him even more power! It's a never-ending cycle wanting more power, but that's the beauty of what we do. Plus who doesn't like the raw sound a muscle car pulling into the work parking lot every day…