Pontiac is never coming back. As much as we love the brand that used to build excitement, it has joined the likes of Mercury, Oldsmobile, Saturn and more in the automotive graveyard. But, that hasn’t stopped some companies from producing what could be a Pontiac today.
And how much closer can it get than when Burt Reynolds endorses the car? Well, he’s done just that with the Trans Am SE Bandit Edition. Trans Am Depot has crafted the latest Trans Am, which will be limited to 77 units in honor or the original Bandit car’s model year, and the release date of the film.
The Trans Am SE Bandit Edition will come with genuine t-tops, and a General Motors small-block V8 under the hood, tuned to produce a staggering 840 hp. Underneath is a fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro with all the visual cues to make the car instantly recognizable as a Trans Am with plenty of retro throwback cues including the headlight housings, the rear taillamps and the screaming bird sitting atop the hood.
If this tickles your fancy, Trans Am Depot would love to build you one for $115,000, which includes the cost of the donor Chevrolet Camaro. Remember, Pontiac isn’t coming back, so this is the closest we’ll likely ever get to seeing the red arrowhead grace a muscle car again.