We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: Pontiac is never coming back. We miss it, you miss it, but it’s lost to the automotive graveyard for good. However, Trans Am Depot has helped ease the pain ever so slightly.
The company rolled out its Trans Am SE Bandit Edition last year with intentions to produce 77 of them in a limited production run. It even includes Burt Reynolds’ endorsement with his signature placed on the interior panel. Since it’s unlikely to actually see one of these one-off machines scampering about, Jay Leno and Gabrial Iglesias have highlighted the car for all to see.
After taking a spin in the original Pontiac Trans Am associated with “Smokey and the Bandit,” the duo jump into the Trans Am Depot version, which is arguably as much as beast as its predecessor. A 6.2-liter LSX V8 engine sits under the hood, which is said to produce around 700 horsepower. Combined with retro looks, it’s the Dodge Challenger rival GM never knew it needed.
Each example will sell for $115,000, which makes it even less likely we’ll ever be able to afford one. However, we can at least see it in action thanks to Leno.