New Bandit Trans Am

Pontiac may be gone, but the Trans Am will never be forgotten.

That’s especially true for the most iconic Trans Am of all time: the Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am. In fact, the folks at Trans Am Depot have built the modern day version of the legendary Bandit Trans Am based on the fifth-generation Camaro’s Zeta platform.

That means you still have a chance to own a brand new Trans Am — a very special one at that!

Trans Am Depot designed the black and gold Trans Am, known as the Trans Am SE Bandit Edition, with help from Burt Reynolds himself and will build 77 examples of the special-edition car. In addition to the iconic bird on the hood, the Trans Am SE Bandit Edition will feature a genuine T-top roof and a 7.4L GM LSX V8 engine tuned to deliver 840 horsepower. Trans Am Depot chose to build 77 of the special Trans Ams to represent Smokey and the Bandit‘s 1977 release. Each will bear Burt Reynolds’ signature.

According to the company, Reynolds played an integral role in the design and development of the car, and he even helped Trans Am Depot introduce the “new Bandit” in the video below. You can get more details on the Bandit Edition Trans Am here. And if you’re a Pontiac fanatic, you’ll also want to check out the company’s other offerings, including a couple of modern takes on the legendary GTO “Judge.”

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.