New Hurst Trans Am leaves little to the imagination
By Mark Atkinson for MSN Autos
Since the Trans Am died when Pontiac did - i.e. not long before the new Camaro hit the streets in 2010 - there have been more than a few fans who have been itching to buy a new one. And while there are a number of companies who have stepped into the gap to fill those urges with modified Camaros, none seem to have the same level of preparedness as the ones from Trans Am Depot.
Based in Tallahassee, FL, the shop started back in the early '90s catering to fans of Pontiac's pony car, and when the GM brand rolled over and died, Trans Am Depot figured it could just start building its own cars to fill any pent-up demand.
The latest offering is the Hurst Edition Trans Am, the first time the legendary shifter company partnered on a T/A since 1997. Besides the obvious Hurst shift kit, the head-turner is available in the company's iconic silver and black paint scheme. The carryover colours include the 'black-and-gold' made famous by none other than Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit, or the white-and-blue of the same era. And yes, the shaker hood, screaming chicken stickers and 'Bandit-esque' wheels remain part of the package.
And of course, T-tops.
Mechanically, the Trans Am gets lowered and a stiffer anti-roll bar is added, but customers can add anything from better headers and custom exhaust, forced induction (supercharger or twin-turbo), a full coilover kit and more.
Trand Am Depot just released their latest commercial, which you can check out below. Depending on your work's policy, it might be slightly NSFW. Otherwise, enjoy!
So would you shell out for an 'official' Trans Am or stick with whatever current modern muscle car tickles your fancy? Let us know in the comments.