Rockstar and West Coast Customs Present the 2013 GTAV Bravado Banshee

Posted on September 3 2013, 9:40am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

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.

The in-game version of the Banshee featured in Grand Theft Auto V.

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™. Check out a sampling of interior and exterior images below.

  • R* Lon September 10 2013, 12:21pmFlag
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  • bonqokillon May 30 2014, 3:45amReplyFlag
    The Bravado Banshee is now for sale on eBay.
  • QuickDrawDMC14on May 3 2014, 6:19pmReplyFlag
    if you were gonna sell it you dont really want it.
    • Ulster2008on March 5 2014, 9:34pmReplyFlag
      5. Winner Selection and Notification: The one (1) Winner will be selected by Administrator in a random drawing from among all of the Eligible Entries on or about April 21, 2014. Administrator will attempt to contact the potential Winner via the telephone number provided at time of entry or entrant's GameStop® PowerUp Rewards™Account if applicable or email if no phone number is provided. No messages will be left on answering machines or voicemail systems. If a potential Winner cannot be reached directly, the potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among the remaining Eligible Entries received. If a potential Winner otherwise is disqualified or becomes ineligible, Winner privileges will be terminated, the Prize will be forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among the remaining Eligible Entries. The Prize, or Prize documents, will be delivered to Winner's residence, or some other address as may be requested by Winner, on or about May 5, 2014.
    • bonqokillon January 16 2014, 8:19pmReplyFlag
      • bonqokillon January 15 2014, 8:07pmReplyFlag
        Don't worry guys we're patient. xD
        • choponeon November 4 2013, 6:30pmReplyFlag
          @JediNinjas how do you know and everyone else dosent? Kinda fishy if you ask me... You wrk at R* ?
          • _Js0l_on November 8 2013, 2:48pmReplyFlag
            @chopone If you've read his posts you'd realize he's been calling to Rockstar office to find out about these updates... -____-
          • Blue_Collar_Bumon November 9 2013, 7:33pmReplyFlag
            @chopone Yep, it was a shady contest the more it dragged on. No updates from anyone R* related. Just some random/regular ass dude? Well chalk it up as a lesson learned. The producer's son got a free ride. Haha, off of everyone else's WASTED points. lol
        • JediNinjason November 1 2013, 4:12pmReplyFlag

          It is to my regards that there has indeed been found a winner for the bravado banshee.
          Sorry to all those that lost (including me). But I appreciate all those that were patient with my updates.

          Best of luck to all of you and game on!

          Jedi Ninjas (xbox gamertag)
          • TMZombie15on October 31 2013, 6:19pmReplyFlag
            so is there a winner?
          • dysphunktionon October 31 2013, 4:22pmReplyFlag
            My wife was worried that I would be bummed out if I didn't win. I honestly didn't think I would be ..but damn. Suck fest. I invested way too much of myself in this contest for some reason. I never do that either.
            • Aft3r-MiDn1Ghton October 31 2013, 4:49pmReplyFlag
              @dysphunktion You too? I never usually do anything like this either, i put points in, and did 20 mail ins.
            • TAT_General1on October 31 2013, 6:24pmReplyFlag
              @Aft3r-MiDn1Ght You realize that you were only allowed to submit 17 entries per day right? If anymore entries would've been submitted, you'd be disqualified.
            • Aft3r-MiDn1Ghton November 2 2013, 3:16pmReplyFlag
              @TAT_General1 Per day, I'm saying I did that amount total... I did just in case as well send like 10 mail in entries one day, waited about 2-3 days, then sent 10 more.

              Because I wasn't sure if the mail in entries counted for that per day since mail could screw up easily, but then I thought it most go by when it was post marked.. point is I followed the rules, but wasted a lot of money haha but hey! That's gambling!
          • BANGBANG7778on October 30 2013, 10:01pmReplyFlag
            well this sucks... what a waste of time. thanks for not doing your job on time and not responding to us RS!
            • dysphunktionon October 29 2013, 6:01pmReplyFlag
              I thought the same thing. But imagine if they had called you and you missed it. Wouldn't you have wanted them to call back?
              • JediNinjason October 29 2013, 11:47amReplyFlag

                "There has been a winner drawn!" But... they are not picking up the phone, so they are giving that person a little bit of time to respond back. So just informing everyone that the drawing is currently happening! When I receive an email stating the name of the winner. I will then (as always) let y'all know.

                P.S. If that person doesn't respond back they draw another name!
              • BANGBANG7778on October 28 2013, 5:39pmReplyFlag
                well any last updates? it would be great to know wtf is going on and why rs hasn't responded to anything on this page for over a month now.....
                • djxray13on October 27 2013, 6:04pmReplyFlag
                  Ok I know rockstar is trying to get ahold of me but the number on my power up rewards account is old and I don't know how to update it, also its in my wifes name cause I'm usually out of town when games are released so I have her on there so she can pick them up (such a good sport) maybe this is why yall havnt announced anything but my email still works just send me a message there and ill give you all my info
                • ThatNoisyNinjaon October 27 2013, 8:09amReplyFlag
                  That's a bit far fetched ninja. I am 100% sure this giveaway real and will happen. This giveaway is sponsored by two of the biggest names in gaming (rockstar and gamestop). There is bound to be some technical issues when a giveaway is done on this scale. Just be patient and have faith in rockstar for once. Let them get this done right. I'm sure you wouldn't be too happy if your entries didn't count because rockstar was rushed by a few impatient forum members. And don't think rockstar abandoned this forum, just because they don't respond to your Wells allegations of being corrupt and criminal, doesn't mean they aren't paying attention.
                  • JediNinjason October 27 2013, 5:08pmReplyFlag
                    @ThatNoisyNinja Its funny how you say just be "patient" lol we all have been patiently waiting on them for a long time. And no, you are wrong about backing them up on not posting an update on the car. There last reply to this forum was like September 4th. That has been almost 2 months ago. So being patient is almost over with a lot of us. At this point I don't mind finding out I lost, I just want to know and have that peace of mind that the sweepstakes is over.
                • JediNinjason October 26 2013, 1:04pmReplyFlag
                  Update: There is no update... no email, no call, no drawing!

                  I can not imagine what is going on, but now I am firmly believing that this sweepstakes is not really a sweepstakes. I think someone was correct in thinking that they may be "hand picking the "right" winner". And I know that hasn't been selected yet, because we would of known of the "randomly drawn winner" by now.
                  • JediNinjason October 26 2013, 1:09pmReplyFlag
                    @JediNinjas By the way, people that have been following my updates I appreciate it, I just wanted to let people know of the situation and what is going on.

                    If you would like to ever play GTA V with me add my (Xbox) gamer tag "Jedi Ninjas".

                    But just to let y'all know, when October 30th rolls around I will not be giving anymore updates. I will hold faith up to that date but after that then I will know 100 % that this drawing was faked. I will then let everyone know of a new number to call, and it involves the Better Business Bureau.
                  • JediNinjason October 26 2013, 1:23pmReplyFlag
                    @JediNinjas Also one other thing I forgot to mention,

                    A letter from all of us to you Rock Star. I (we) think it is pretty crappy of you to ditch a forum that you made about a drawing for a car that you were apart of. I (we) have been asking for you to look into this for the past 3 weeks, and you haven't even given it a second thought. It's almost as if you don't even care. That looks bad on you, from all of us.
                    Now don't get me wrong, you made a good game, won many awards, so yes you know how to design and program, but what about your morals? It's almost as if you think the same way as the criminals we play as!?!
                    Please tell me I am wrong but did it go something like this? ""Hey, y'all i'm sure we are going to sell a good game but just to give it more hype let's throw in a drawing for a car. Whom what car should we choose? How about a infernus, no to expensive, wait how about a banshee. Yea we got that dealer who said he would give us a good deal on a viper lets use that. Now who will win? Well lets see, "He" needs to be "older" lives in a major "city" and possibly be the directors "son". ""
                    Now yes it seems like speculation and a far fetched one at that. But, look at it from are perspective, we have been waiting for a drawing that hasn't happened since October 9th. We were hyped us for this drawing a good months + some days before that.
                    Please do your job and give us a "Real Update" from a company that was the reason behind the drawing in the first place.
                  • BLAKICEMANon October 26 2013, 2:16pmReplyFlag
                    @JediNinjas thnks.
                  • stok54on October 26 2013, 8:10pmReplyFlag
                    @JediNinjas Finally figured out my account info just to pop by and say thanks for keeping us all up to date on this drawing. I've been following from the beginning and I am very disappointed that Rockstar is handing this the way they are.
                • BANGBANG7778on October 25 2013, 6:33pmReplyFlag
                  any news yet?
                  • Blue_Collar_Bumon October 25 2013, 7:39pmReplyFlag
                    @BANGBANG7778 Meh, I've already chalked it up as a loss (Of a sweepstakes). Either someone has already been announced, or they're secretly hand picking their winner. Possibly someone who's well over 18, someone who lives close by, someone who doesn't have a weird name, etc. That or they're having second thoughts on putting the prize on the line. In actuality, who wants to give a quarter MILLION dollar prize away? And to a gamer at that? Could be what they're thinking.
                    Well it was an interesting sweepstakes from jump street. Congrats on to whoever won! :(
                • Stanthemanmk4on October 25 2013, 10:06amReplyFlag
                  I have 27, 400 points invested in this I hope I win and I wonder if it's twin turbo like the fender decal claims ???
                  • JediNinjason October 24 2013, 11:04pmReplyFlag
                    Just had a scary thought, what if it's being delayed because the car was wrecked or damaged somehow...
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