Too big to fit in a Christmas stocking?
Why settle for a regular old 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe when there’s a one-off like the Bravado Banshee from Grand Theft Auto? Up for sale (again) on eBay, this completely unique Viper was commissioned by Rockstar Games and built by West Coast Customs for promotional purposes at a cost of around $180,000 back in 2013. It was originally nothing more than a virtual sports car in GTA III, but it later returned for the popular video game’s fifth installment.
In 2014, we found it up for sale on eBay for the first time with a Buy it Now price of $170,000. Clearly, it has not even come close to retaining its value because the price is now listed at $62,991.
But this still really isn’t the lowest price it’s gone for. Back in 2015, it was sold for $45,200. Is it worth nearly another $20k today?
The work done to the donor Viper is quite impressive. Its body panels were removed and replaced by handcrafted molds that have been cut and machined to create the Banshee. The interior features plenty of unique badging and embroidering as well as carbon inlays and a multi-speaker audio system. It rides on a set of 19-inch Forgiato forged wheels wearing Michelin tires, and also includes gloss black brake calipers with “Banshee” lettering, custom headlight and taillights, and a custom deep pearl flake blue exterior with a center white racing stripe.
Under the hood is an 8.3-liter V10 with over 500 hp and 540 lb-ft of torque, all of which is directed to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. Fortunately, this Bravado Banshee has hardly been driven with only 8,193 miles on its clock. The seller claims it’s also accident-free and has been properly maintained throughout its life. But is $63k really worth it, especially given its previous price tag? You be the judge.