I’m usually late to stuff like this, but in case you missed it…Rockstar and West Coast Customs have teamed up to create this really insane replica of the in-game ‘Banshee’ sports car — and they really nailed it!
Not sure if you guys have ever heard of the game GTA 5 or not but it’s this really popular game that came out this year. It’s the 5th iteration of the popular Rockstar franchise Grand Theft Auto (hence the 5 in the title). If you don’t already know, a large part of the game involves ‘acquiring’ vehicles and taking them for
illegal joyrides. Since the inception of the popular franchise, no other vehicle has been as iconic as the game’s ‘Banshee’ sports car which has been around since the game’s first release. A lucky fan even got the chance to win this baby in Rockstar/Gamestop giveaway.
Here’s the official description of the real-word version of the car:
Utilizing state-of-the-art fabrication technologies, molds 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.