mrnoya 5pts As a young person i can see that my opinion is much different from the old school guys, i didnt buy my firebird(1978 base model) for the same reasons as most older gen would or did. My firebird looks great, needs work but looks super cool in my eyes, i love the sound it makes...my friends and family say it sounds just like thunder hit the front yard when i pull up and rev the engine. one problem...my engine is weak putting a less than 200 hp its slow and heavy all bark no bite......ive been looking at the ls1 as a possible engine swap and would love to see more firebirds with it intalled. i can give crap really what engine is in there just want something that has good power and torque and having all the high tech perks would be great too, i mean why not right? will it feel ten times better to drive down the road with a ls1 engine under the hood? uh yeah...if the ls1 didnt cost me my left nut id have that thing in by the weekend.....but for now i can only dream.