Top 10 Cars In Movies
Do you guys remember our top ten about the best movies with cars? We figured out that we need a different top 10 in which we name some of the greatest cars that we’ve seen in motion pictures. Let’s kick things off with a car from xXx, starring Fast Five’s Vin Diesel.
10. Pontiac GTO (from xXx)
This purple-painted 1967 Pontiac GTO should be considered as an American version of the Bond car, filled with gadgets and featuring a badass look. Would you want a poster of this one on your wall? I definitely would, but probably not with that purple paint.
09. Aston Martin V12 Vanquish (from Die Another Day)
Speaking of a Bond car, our number nine goes to the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish from Die Another Day. Why it made it into this top? Well, it looks absolutely gorgeous and it packs daylight stealth technology and some machine guns. In addition, it handles very well on a frozen lake, managing to escape from the missile-packed Jaguar. Enough said.
08. Bumblebee (from Transformers)
I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of the Transformers franchise but I do love that yellow Chevrolet Camaro. That muscular body and those huge wheels look great. I hope that in this year’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon we will be able to see other American muscle cars, maybe the Mustang.
07. The Interceptor (from Mad Max)
Let’s go back into the 80s and have a look at Mel Gibson’s Interceptor from the popular Mad Max franchise. The car was in fact an Australian version of the Ford XB Falcon Coupe, featuring a sinister black paint and other modifications that made it look very cool.
06. Frankenstein’s Monster (from Death Race)
If you haven’t seen Death Race, you’ve missed seeing Jason Statham in this 2006 Ford Mustang GT which has been heavily modified to give it a killer look and in my opinion they’ve accomplished that. Those wheels could have been a little bit bigger, but hey, who’s complaining?
05. The Tumbler (from Batman Begins)
Basically just about all batmobiles have been awesome looking cars but the one we’ve seen in Batman Begins is the coolest of them all. This one was not based on a single car as its design is based on the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter jet and from Frank Miller’s graphic-novel depiction in “The Dark Night Returns”. Regardless of where they’ve got their inspiration for The Tumbler, it’s a badass piece of machinery.
04. Mini Cooper S (from The Italian Job)
Imagine making the movie with another car. It’s virtually impossible. The success of the motion pictures revolves around the nimble feet of those Mini Coopers. Although the cars weren’t very powerful, no other model would have been more suitable for that intense driving in congested streets, subway tunnels and parks.
03. Pontiac Trans Am (from Smokey and the Bandit)
Remember the movie? It was about getting a truckload of beer from Texas to Atlanta. What we remember is Bo “Bandit” Darville in his Trans Am. Add to this recipe Burt Reynolds’ mustache and the funny car chases and you get a classic movie.
02. Ford Mustang GT 390 (from Bullitt)
Speaking of classic movies, who could forget about the Mustang from Bullitt? And that 7-minute long chase scene between the original pony car and a 1968 Dodge Charger. Why is the Mustang more famous than the Charger? Well, we have to root for the good guy, don’t we?
01. DeLorean DMC-12 (from Back To The Future)
It definitely isn’t the prettiest car from this top, nor the fastest or most powerful. However, it has something special that no other car ever had in a movie: a “flux capacitor” and 1.21 “jigowatts”. All three Back to the Future movies were awesome and the car played an important role, along with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Loyd, two great actors.
Of course, these are only ten examples of great cars that took the spotlight in epic movies. There are others of course, here a just a few that didn’t make it into the top: the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger; the beautiful 1961 Ferrari 250 GT from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or the 1959 Cadillac Ambulance from Ghostbusters.
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