World's Craziest Bandit Tributes - Audi R8

February 12th, 2021 Chris Phillip
World's Craziest Bandit Tributes  - Audi R8
What do you get when you take one part Cannonball Run timed rally race and one part Smokey and the Bandit southern hospitality?

The answer is this attention-getting Audi R8, done up in the Bandit's signature black-and-gold colors and trim. Back in 2012, this R8 needed to stand out from the pack on the Goldrush Rally and what better way than for its two drivers to pay homage to Sheriff Buford T. Justice and Bo "The Bandit" Darville?

The Goldrush Rally staff liked this Bavarian Bandit so much they named it the best themed vehicle of that year's rally, beating out a Corvette ZR1 done up to look like The Dukes of Hazzard General Lee Charger.

If you search for this Bandit R8 on the web, you'll see it even has Trans Am lettering on the tail panel, a BANONE license plate, and a coup de grĂ¢ce, a Trans Am Shaker scoop affixed to the rear hatch glass.

If this Audi R8 is not a pedal-to-the-metal Bandit tribute at its wildest, well we just don't know what is!