The 2000 Pontiac Firebird is a modern muscle car that is based on a classic design. The four-passenger Firebird is available as a coupe or a convertible. The base engine is a 3.8L V6 which produces 200 hp. The more popular engine is easily the 5.7L V8 which produces 305 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque. All trims are RWD. A five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic are the two options.