Did you notice the impressive car in the movie The Fast and the Furious (2001)? It was the 1970 Dodge Charger! Check out more such attractive cars here.
Everyone desires to have a car that can grasp the attention of people walking or driving around. A car with powerful engines, attractive design, and, most importantly, the robust body design are what make it the stuff of dreams.
Everyone has seen the Fast and Furious movie franchise and all the fantastic cars featured in them. The movies and TV shows influence the youth’s desires and their dream of owning a swanky car, especially when it comes to heroic elements like driving a Lamborghini Tank, as depicted in the 2005 movie ‘The Dark Knight.’
Here are some iconic cars from popular and classic movies and television shows.
In the year 2001, the first Fast and Furious movie released on big screens. In that movie, Chrysler’s 1970 Dodge Charger is a major stunt car that Vin Diesel's character (Dominic Toretto) drives. While one Charger blew up and crashed, four others survived and were stored. It is famous for its incredible power of 900HP and having a record 1/4 mile time at only nine seconds flat.
In Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy, the lead character, Bruce Wayne, drives the Lamborghini Ankonian. This stunner has a sleek black exterior and complex design.
The comic TV show Dodge Charger, which aired from 1979 to 1985, featured the HEMI Orange 1969 Dodge Charger General Lee’s General Lee (the General). The Duke boys named Bo and Luke drove it in season 5 of the TV series. It also appeared in the eponymously named feature film.
In the Fast & Furious 4 movie, one villain named Fenix drives the muscle car, Ford Gran Torino, which Dom has been looking for, and it also caused amnesia to Letty as the car crashed into her.
In The Dark Knight, The Batmobile of Christian Bale got crashed into a truck and prevented his assassination attempt.
In the sci-fi Back to the Future trilogy, DeLorean is notably featured as the time machine. In the first part that was released in 1985 and was a blockbuster, 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 required 1.21 gigawatts of power and needed to travel 88 miles per hour (142 km/h) to start the time travel.
You can get a glimpse of the official Back to the Future DeLorean at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
If you are a fan of Miami Vice, you need to know that the Daytona Spider used in the movie was not authentic but a replica. Don Johnson and his partner Philip Michael Thomas drove both the iconic cars, Ferrari Daytona Spider and 1986 Ferrari Testarossa, and put up an extravagant show.
Ford Explorer XLT is one of the tour vehicles used in the Jurassic Park III movie, and it ran on electric power on a track marked on the ground. It drove the visitors into enclosures to encounter dinosaurs in all safety.
The legendary designer George Barris, who created the original batmobile from the 1960s Batman TV series, modified the original Ford Explorers (including rebuilding the entire interior) from the Jurassic Park movie.
The best-known cinematic James Bond car, Aston Martin DB5, released in 1963 and was designed by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera.
For the first time in Goldfinger (1964), it was later used in other Bond movies- Thunderball, Skyfall, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The World Is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, GoldenEye, Casino Royale, No Time to Die, and Spectre.
Recently, in 2020 (after 55 years), it was announced that the manufacturer would be producing a limited number of Aston Martin DB5 for customer use that would feature real James Bond gadgets.
An Imperial on the outside, The Green Hornet’s Chrysler Imperial (aka. Black Beauty) is a race car under the skin. The one used in the movie was the modified version of the original Chrysler Imperial Crown car and was laden with weapons.
The Love Bug movie featured the 1962 Volkswagen Beetle car named Herbie, which was a pearl white, fabric-sunroof racing car. This anthropomorphic car helps the racing driver Jim Douglas (played by Dean Jones) win the race.
In The Rockford Files (1997), Jim Rockford (played by James Garner) rode the gold Pontiac Firebird Esprit.
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