Even at idle, the bruising nature of this 389-cubic-inch V-8 makes itself evident and suggests that the 120-mph speedometer is overmatched, that the conservative number was part of a ruse.
A 1978 Pontiac Trans Am burns off a little steam - and a lot of tire tread - on the Bandit Run, a drive of Trans Ams from Texarkana to Atlanta that commemorates the 30th anniversary of Smokey and the Bandit. Read more about the Run in the August 2007 issue of
OK, I'll say it. I'll come out and say it, and everyone will hate me, and boos will rain down, and entire zip codes in Detroit will echo with the clatter of a thousand dropping jaws.