GTA's Banshee Supercar Now Has An Amazing Real-Life Counterpart

GTA's Banshee Supercar Now Has An Amazing Real-Life Counterpart

Ever since its debut in the third Grand Theft Auto, the Banshee has been an iconic part of each game's stable of vehicles. So, of course, it makes total sense for someone to go and recreate it in real life.

The folks behind the car, West Coast Customs, based their version on the Grand Theft Auto V iteration of the Banshee. The car is said to be an exact recreation of its in-game counterpart, right down to the paint job and the high-performance engine. Here's the official description:

Utilising state-of-the-art fabrication technologies, moulds for the exterior were cut and machined piece-by-piece for the high performance base vehicle. With these molds each panel was laid out by hand to create an entirely new exterior resulting in a screen accurate reproduction of the Banshee.

Referencing the model and textures of the in-game car, the interior was handcrafted and stitched to capture the look and feel of its detailed cockpit, with seats upholstered and embroidered with the Banshee name and insignia. The dashboard, door panels and center console were reconfigured and finished with carbon inlays. And finally, a multi-speaker premium sound system was installed before giving it the iconic metallic blue exterior complete with ice white racing stripe.

The Custom Bravado Banshee is being given away by GameStop as part of their PowerUp Rewards Giveaway. Here's hoping whoever wins it doesn't drive it as one would in-game. 'Cause that just wouldn't be pretty.

PowerUp Rewards [Gamestop]

GTA's Banshee Supercar Now Has An Amazing Real-Life Counterpart
GTA's Banshee Supercar Now Has An Amazing Real-Life Counterpart
GTA's Banshee Supercar Now Has An Amazing Real-Life Counterpart
GTA's Banshee Supercar Now Has An Amazing Real-Life Counterpart
GTA's Banshee Supercar Now Has An Amazing Real-Life Counterpart

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    Read about this on facebook, but as stated in the article it's a Gamestop competition, so it's US only, which sucks.

    Awesome car though.

      It is pretty much just a dodge viper Gts

    Ah, I remember the time I first discovered the Banshee in GTA III. You had to drive another car through the window of Capital Autos to get to it.

    I always assumed it was based off a Viper?

    Love that car. Always drove it like I stole it, cos I usually had...

    Wasn't the banshee always just a Dodge Viper GTS? or GTA's version of one anyway. Just as Infernus was always a Lamborghini (model changed with the games) and Turismo? (It's been a while) was a Ferrari

      Yeah, this. So now we have a real-world version of an in-game version of a car.

        Real version of the fake version of the real version.......

        http://static1.fjcdn.com/comments/4357535+_682d709ffe90dbfc707472cc2944ae6f.jpg

    Yeah, all the way back to the first GTA the Banshee was a Dodge Viper.
    So:
    A. Somebody hasn't done their research...
    B. this car company has figured out a way of ripping off the dodge viper for themselves.

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