Pontiac's first crossover utility vehicle, the Aztec arrives as a radically distinctive product that attempts to highlight the brand's sport image along with newfound practicality and versatility. Introduced to the market during the second-half of the 2000 calendar year. The Pontiac Aztec is a five-passenger vehicle with optional all-wheel drive. The SE trim level of the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix gains a sportier appearance for 2001 courtesy of a new front end and standard rear deck spoiler. A Special Edition package is also new to the Grand Prix for 2001 uses inspiration from Pontiac's NASCAR stock cars for a unique appearance. The performance edge of the Pontiac Firebird has been sharpened for 2001 thanks to a revised suspension and upgraded power from its eight-cylinder engine. Generating 310 horsepower in V-8 powered Firebird Formula models, WS6 Ram Air equipped Pontiac Trans Am with the 2001 engine is moved by 325 horsepower.