This “Bandit Edition” Trans Am is Ridiculously Cool

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Of all the amazing new cars at the New York Auto Show, it’s a reboot of a legend that really has people excited.

Trans Am Depot showed off a limited edition run of 77 Burt Reynolds autographed modern interpretations of the unforgettable black and gold Firebird Trans Am from Smoky and the Bandit.

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“Its got the shaker hood and the T-tops were a must, if you don’t have the T-tops you don’t have a Trans-Am, really,” gushes Trans Am Depot co-founder Scott Warmack in the car’s promotional video.

The Trans Am’s can be had for around $70,000 with the 77 limited edition, autographed Bandit models selling for $115,000.

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Purists, of course, are complaining about the new model, saying it pales in comparison to the legend.

But the legend made due with a paltry 185 horsepower from it’s smog-control choked 400 cubic inch engine. The new Bandit Trans-Am? It’s sporting an ungodly 840 horsepower.