GTA V Bravado Banshee: The Car from Grand Theft Auto V Takes to the Streets

Proof that Rockstar Games (or at least their marketing folks), maker of the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto V, is… absolutely… brilliant.  At the beginning of Grand Theft Auto III, there is a bad-ass sports car serving get-away car duty.  That car, which is heavily, heavily inspired by the SRT (the Dodge) Viper, is the Bravado Banshee.  Since that moment, the Bravado Banshee has been a mainstay of the Grand Theft Auto video game series.


With the next installment, GTA V, set to release on September 17th, Rockstar Games decided to do what every gamer everywhere has wished they could do… make a real life Bravado Banshee.  Yep.  Gamer heaven on four wheels.

Famed custom car creator West Coast Customs was tasked with the job of taking a Viper and turning it into the perfect real-world, “screen-accurate” version of the Banshee.  From the blue exterior with white racing stripe to the Bravado Banshee logo in the middle of the steering wheel, West Coast Customs created the perfect car.


Neither Rockstar Games nor West Coast Customs has said anything about the GTA V Bravado Banshee’s mechanical merits.  But, it’s a safe guess to say that its probably very, very fast.  It is a modified Viper afterall.

And, the best part… video game shop GameStop is giving away the GTA V Bravado Banshee as a celebration of the release of Grand Theft Auto V’s release.  Click HERE for more info on how to win the Banshee.

Press Release

Press Release

Ever since its debut as the getaway car in the opening moments of Grand Theft Auto III, the Bravado Banshee has been a symbol of the ultimate American sports car. With its aggressive, oversized styling and powerful engine, it became a mainstay as one of the most sought after high-performance rides from coast to coast – from Liberty City all the way to Los Santos…

Significant work went into creating this real world version of the 2013 model featured in Grand Theft Auto V. 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.

The result is a one-of-kind supercar worthy of representing the Banshee’s heritage and a tribute to some of the deep customization options you’ll find in the Los Santos Customs shops of GTA V, where you can equip and style your vehicles with a wide range of visual and performance-based enhancements.

This month, GameStop is offering the chance to win this one-of-a-kind vehicle as part of the PowerUp Rewards™ Epic Rewards Giveaway™.


Author: Nick Glasnovich

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