Late last year, Trans Am Worldwide, the conversion company turning sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaros into modern-day Pontiac Trans Am recreations, released a few images of a gold-painted Trans Am Super Duty it had recently completed work on.
Now the company has released a lengthy documentary showing the design and build process of the special golden 455 Trans Am Super Duty, which was built for company co-founder Tod Warmack. The car was inspired by his father’s 1978 Pontiac Trans Am, which was the exact car that started the love affair for Tod and his brother and business partner Scott and eventually led them to open Trans Am Worldwide.
Trans Am Worldwide leaves no stone unturned with its Trans Am Super Duty. Not only does the car get completely custom front and rear fascias, it also gets a custom T-top roof, modern-day snowflake-style alloy wheels and a Trans Am-inspired painted hood design. As for the powertrain, it comes with a 455 cubic-inch (7.45L) V8 engine based on the General Motors Small Block, which has been topped off with a Magnuson supercharger and a number of other upgrades. In the documentary, Trans Am Worldwide is seen testing this big-bore V8 on the dyno and is elated after it produces a wild 944 horsepower and 1,108 pound-feet of torque. All that power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission with a Hurst short-throw shifter.
In addition to the custom gold 455 Trans Am Super Duty and its engine, this documentary also focuses on the design and development of a matching motorcycle that Tod Warmack had commissioned to go along with his new car. He got the idea to order the motorcycle after thinking back to a previous bike he owned, which he traded a drum kit for to avoid having to put miles on his beloved Trans Am.
So if you’re into custom cars and motorcycles, you won’t want to miss Trans Am Worldwide’s new documentary, ‘Gold’. Check it out embedded below.