The 1981 Trans Am Pace car is equipped with GoodYear 225/ 70R15 Polysteel Radial tires mounted on white 15 X 7.5" turbo cast aluminum wheels.



ETR Delco Sound System

All pace cars were equipped with premium Delco Electronic Tuned Receiver Sound .Digital RED LEDl display and automatic station seek & scanning!


Recaro Bucket Seats


Striking red & black two-tone cloth Recaro bucket seats are part of the Y85 package.



Shifter Bezel


Machine turned silver shifter bezel was installed in the pace car included in the Y85 option.



1981 Pontiac 4.9 Liter Turbo 301 CI Engine

The 301 Turbo develops
200 Hp @4000 RPM


Turbo Special Eition Y85 package includes red carpeting, embroidered bird on door panels and rear seat, red instrument lighting, digital display (ETR) radio. The exterior has two-tone paint, white lower and black roof T-top section with specific stripes. Specific NASCAR decals on front fenders, Recaro T/A door handle inserts and hood mounted 3-stage turbo boost indicator panel. Powered by Pontiac 4.9-Liter Turbo Charged V8 engine, mandatory Good Year Polysteel Radial raised white letter tires, 15X7.5 turbo cast aluminum wheels and limited slip axle. Optional dealer installed door panel decals were also available.


Quick Facts


Available Options
  • Cruise Control
  • Remote Deck Release
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Door Edge Guards
  • Visor Vanity Mirror R.H.
  • Heavy Duty Battery
  • Engine Block Heater
  • Tungsten Halogen Headlamps
  • Dome Reading Lamps
  • Lamp Group
  • Body Side Molding
  • Power Antenna
  • Power Door Locks
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Controlled Cycle Wipers

Tri-Band Power Antenna AM/FM/CB -- Front License Plate Bracket were also available for the Trans Am Pace Car in 1981.