Settling down for a bit of popcorn and audio visual action of an evening is just the thing for winter nights. Being the Revheads that we are here at Cruise Control Center it can sometimes be hard to pay attention to what is going on in the movie instead of the motors that are supporting the human actors! After a quick poll amongst the crew, we came up with our top 5 movie motors that we hope to one day have in our own garages.
No. 1: The Lotus Espirit AKA The amphibious 1977 Lotus from The Spy Who Loved Me
Who wouldn’t want a car that can take them underwater and above ground?! This nifty nautical number is squarely at the top of all of our lists, not only could it go underwater it also had a number of loveable James Bond style gadgets that would make it ideal for dealing with tailgaters and anyone else that gives you problems on the road. These uniquely Bond features include:
- A cement sprayer
- Black dye slick
- Surface to air missiles
No.2: Dodge Charger from The Fast and The Furious films
The ultimate muscle car gets the number two spot. If you have watched the entire Fast and Furious franchise then yo will be well versed in the Chargers ability to bounce back and be rebuilt from all sorts of high speed scrapes and explosions. We especially love the Chrysler 727 Three-Speed Automatic transmission, the cone converter and Flowmaster Mufflers.
No. 3: Chevrolet Camaro from Transformers
I have a bit of a confession to make; You can keep Optimus Prime, BumbleBee is the real star of the Transformers team! Although there was something delightfully under doggy about BumbleBee being a VW Beetle, I think his big screen reinvention as a Chevrolet Camaro is incredibly apt, and as far as movie merchandising goes, there are not many movies that have spawned an actual road worthy car!
No. 4: V8 Interceptor from Mad Max
No self respecting Aussie could, in good conscience, leave off Mad Max’s post apocalyptic chariot- the V8 interceptor, A.K.A the Pursuit Special. Being presented with one of these bad boys would be an incentive to stay in just about any job! Based on a GT Falcon the Interceptor was designed by Jon Dowding, art director of the Mad Max films.
No.5: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
This classic car rounding out our top 5 movie cars to own may not be as sleek and sexy, or have the horsepower of our other 4 top choices but can any of those other cars fly? Didn’t think so! Who wouldn’t want a gorgeous classic like this in their driveway? Not only could you soar above any gridlock it would be the ideal vehicle to get you out to your favourite outback spot in no time at all.
If you had to choose your favourite movie motor, what would it be?