THE CAMARO-BASED TRANS AM SUPER DUTY IS NEARLY SOLD OUT, SAVE FOR ONE

50 Of Them Will Be Made, And They Start At $129,000

Trans Am Super Duty 455
All photos by and for MuscleCarsandTrucks.com

The Trans Am Super Duty was presumed to be completely sold out, but there’s but one still available. A black one that’s priced at $185,000.

“The Super Duty Edition, including that car (on display) is sold out, save one,” said Tod Warmack of Trans Am Worldwide to MC&T. The current model sold by the company is based on the 2016-present Chevrolet Camaro. The company claims it’s the “worldwide exclusive licensee and builder of the modern Trans Am.”

“There were 77 in the Bandit Edition, 50 in the Super Duty, 15 in the Hurst Edition, all sold out, and just less than 100 Outlaw Editions sold. We’re low production, about 40 units a year,” said Warmack. The current wait time is nine months on any order, from start to finish. The Florida company will ship these Pontiac homage vehicles globally.

The Trans Am muscle cars start at $129,000 and go north based on options, according to Warmack. The price includes a Chevrolet Camaro donor car. And while the there’s plenty of fifth-gens out there, Trans Am Worldwide no longer builds vehicles based on the late-model Camaro.

On display at both the 2019 SEMA Show and LA Auto Show was the Trans Am Super Duty, which is an apex predator of a muscle car at 1,000 horsepower and 1,100 lb-ft of torque. The power comes from a 455 cubic inch (7.45 liter) V8 fitted to a Magnuson supercharger, which is mated to a manual transmission with a Hurst short-throw shifter. Warmack tells us that the output is good enough for a 0-60 time of 2.3 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 9.4 seconds at 146 mph. These times were with racing slicks.

What’s sure to make the Trans Am faithful happy is the inclusion of T-Tops, which the Camaro hasn’t offered since the fourth-generation model. These modern Trans Am T-Tops are made of carbon fiber with tinted glass windows. Also optional are several interior components, such as carbon fiber on the steering wheel and dashboard.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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