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Powerful Cars from Movies between 1968 and 2008

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This article was originally published on June 1, 2012.

Few cars become so special due to their appearance in movies. People love to own one of these cars regardless of their price. We get attracted to it whenever we see one of these cars on the road. Let’s check out below some of the influential cars from movies and TV series since 1968. Would you love to have one of these?
 

Ford Mustang GT 390 CID Fastback

The Ford Mustang is the car featured in the film “Bullitt”. The car chase scene from the 1968 movie generated a great amount of excitement. In 2001, the Ford Motor Company released the Bullitt edition Ford Mustang GT.

Ford Mustang GT 390 CID Fastback for powerful cars from movies
 

Lincoln Continental Mark III

The evil car featured in the movie “The Car” was a customized 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III produced by Lincoln. 

Lincoln Continental Mark III for powerful cars from movies
There were six cars built in six weeks for the film. All were destroyed during the production.
 

Lotus Espirit 

The Lotus Esprit is a sports car built by Lotus company is featured in James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me”. Lotus announced a future release of the car in 2013. 

Lotus Espirit for powerful cars from movies

In the movie, Lotus spirit is seen falling into the sea and then in submarine mode. 
 

Pontiac Trans Am

The car appeared in the movie “Smokey and the Bandit” is the Pontiac Trans Am. 

Pontiac Trans Am for powerful cars from movies

Pontiac Trans Am is a version of Pontiac Firebird built by Pontiac division of General Motors. 
 

Ford Falcon XB sedan 

Ford XB Falcon is featured in the 1979 movie “Mad Max”. The car was produced by Ford Australia. 

Ford Falcon XB sedan for powerful cars from movies

The most memorable car, Max’s black Pursuit Special was a limited GT351 version of a 1973 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop.
 

Dodge Monaco 

The 1974 Dodge Monaco starred as the Bluesmobile in the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers”. Dodge Monaco cars are also used as Illinois State Trooper cars and Chicago city police cars.

Dodge Monaco for powerful cars from movies

Also in the film “Smokey and the Bandit 2”, a world-record automobile jump was captured during the “roundup sequence,” when stuntman jumped a Dodge Monaco over 150 feet.
 

Plymouth Fury 

The 1958 Plymouth Fury starred in the movie “Christine”. This model of car was produced by the Plymouth division of Chrysler Corporation. 

Plymouth Fury for powerful cars from movies
 

Dodge M4S

The Dodge M4S became famous after its appearance in the science fiction film “The Wraith”. It’s a sports coupe designed by Dodge.
Dodge M4S for powerful cars from movies

The car had a top speed of 194.8mph and could go from 0 to 60mph in 4.1 seconds. Reports reveal that only four of these cars are in existence.
 

Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT-500 Eleanor

The Eleanor is famous for its appearance in the film “Gone in 60 seconds”. The car is manufactured by Ford Motor Company. 

Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT-500 Eleanor for powerful cars from movies

GT500 was listed by Hot Rod magazine as one of 100 most influential vehicles in the history as it brought non-car people’s attention into cars.
 

Pontiac GTO

The 1967 Pontiac GTO is famous for its appearance in the movie “xXx”. It is built by Pontiac division of General Motors company.

Pontiac GTO for powerful cars from movies

It comes in three body styles – hardtop, convertible, and sports coupe.
 

Dodge Charger

The car starred in the TV series “The Dukes Of Hazzard” is a customized 1969 Dodge charger built by Dodge division of Chrysler.

Dodge Charger for powerful cars from movies

It’s the orange car with a Confederate battle flag painted on the roof and the number “01” on each door.
 

Chevy Camaro

The Transformers special edition Chevy Camaro is produced by General Motors. The car became famous as it stars as “Bumble-Bee” in the movie.

Chevy Camaro for powerful cars from movies
 

Ford Gran Torino

The 1972 Ford Gran Torino SportsRoof was featured in the movie Gran Torino. The car was produced by Ford Motor Company.

Ford Gran Torino for powerful cars from movies
 

Mazda RX-7

The Mazda RX-7 is a sports car by the Japanese automaker Mazda. It makes an appearance in the movie “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”. It is famous for the stunts performed in the movie.

Mazda RX-7 for powerful cars from movies
 

DeLorean DMC-12

The car is famous for its appearance in the movie back to the future. A modified version of the car is used in the movie.

DeLorean DMC-12 for powerful cars from movies
 

The Tumbler – Batmobile

The Batmobile is the automobile of DC Comics superhero Batman. The car has evolved along with the character from comic books to television and films.
Batmobile for powerful cars from movies
These cars might cost thousands of dollars but their fame never goes away from the hearts of people.
 
Sources: Chrysler Corporation, General Motors, Mazda Motor Corporation, Ford Motor Company, DeLorean Motor Company, DC Comics

About Santhosh Kumar D

Aeronautical engineer and a science enthusiast. Also an editor & founder of Svash Media.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    May 31, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Mr Bean's car is the powerful car!!

  2. WildKarrde

    March 22, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Seriously!? With about 98 HP at the rear wheels, the DMC-12 is NOT a powerful car. Good luck getting it to 88 MPH in a parking lot.