Channel Your Inner Bandit With This 1,000-HP Trans Am Built Off the Latest Camaro

Killer ‘stache not included.

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Trans Am Worldwide is following up on the limited-edition, Burt Reynolds-signed Bandit Edition Trans Ams we told you about last year with an even more amazing 1,000-horsepower machine that is the company’s first Trans Am built on General Motors new Zeta platform seen on the sixth-generation Camaro that we love so much.

Conversion of the 2016-present Camaro’s sheetmetal to proper Pontiac style was done by Trans Am Worldwide’s chief designer, Tom Sawyer, with computer rendering by Sweden’s Bo Zolland.

Trans Am Worldwide

“The new model is a complete re-design that features sleek body lines with masculine proportions and traditional retro styling,” explains Trans Am Worldwide co-founder Tod Warmack. “We are also offering optional glass t-tops this year,” he added.

Trans Am Worldwide

That means that with the T-tops removed, you’re one ’70s ‘stache and some cop-spec mirrored aviators away from completing the Smokey and the Bandit-era Burt Reynolds look.

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The original 1973-’74 Firebird Trans Am Super Duty 455 employed a hulking 310-horsepower cast iron big block V8 to achieve its legendary status. The new Trans Am 455 Super Duty uses a compact, lightweight GM LT1 small block V8 whose displacement is enlarged to 455 cubic inches to churn out 1,000 horsepower with the aid of a Magnuson supercharger.

1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Super Duty 455

Barrett-Jackson auctioned this green classic for $126,500, so whatever the official price turns out to be for the 50 limited-edition 455 Super Duty cars Trans Am Worldwide will build turns out to be, it could seem like a bargain.

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Dan Carney