For the 1978 Model year they used the W72 Pontiac 400, but modified the carbueration, ignition, and added Hooker Headers with dual catalytic converters and no mufflers for a net increase of about 50hp. You could also order a Rayjay Turbocharger which produced about 7p.s.i. of boost. In 1978, there only 8 Turbo Macho Trans Am's made and only 22 in 1979. You can tell the Turbo ones from the outside because the word "Turbo" replaced the Trans Am name on the rear spoiler. People have asked me before about a Turbocharged Pontiac 400 and I always told them that there never was one.... Well, I guess I was wrong. DKM also opened up the hood scoop to restore full breathing to the modified engine. They also modified the oil system by using what was called an "oil pressure restorer" by H-O Racing Specialties. It consisted of a canister with a one-quart oil capacity mounted on the firewall and pressurized. If oil sloshed away from the dry-sump oil pick-up in the oil pan, a valve opened up and oil surged into the engine to fill any gaps in oil pressure. The Macho Trans Am could receive 4-speed Borg-Warner, an optional 5-speed Doug Nash transmission, or the automatic transmissions were reprogrammed for quicker shifts. Also, the dash got a 160 MPH speedo and a 8000+ RPM tach. The suspension was also modified by a set of Koni shocks set at their softest rate, front springs tempered for rake and recalibrated for geometry. They also included the wider wheels and heavier sway bar much like the WS6 Performance package.