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It's trim level. There are three trim levels for the Pontiac Firebird.

Firebird (base)
Firebird Formula
Firebird Trans Am

Firebird GTA (Third Generation Only) (it's to the Trans Am as the IROC-Z is to the Z28)

Generally, the higher trim levels offer more goodies and more power than lower trim levels.

The second generation also had the Firebird Esprit.

The Trans Am model included a stiffer suspension, larger engine (some years), and distinctive graphics.

The Trans Am is a Firebird. It's an upgrade option. Usually includes upgrades including engine, suspension, body...(spoilers) etc.
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