Over the years there have been a number of impressive movie cars all with quirky characteristics, but some of the best have come from films from the last decade.
Over the years a vast amount of cars from movies have become just as much of a talking point as the film that they feature in.
Of course there are hundreds of these memorable vehicles, but there are some that are just more distinguishable than others for either their appearance or characteristics.
It is obvious that a movie that has a storyline based around cars is going to feature some pretty impressive vehicles so it comes as no surprise that one of the most impressive movie cars comes from the Fast and the Furious franchise. The Mazda RX-7 makes an appearance in three of the films and it’s clear to see why with its slick appearance and speedy rotary engine, ideal for a movie based around drag racing. The impressive paint job that the car has in each of the movies it is featured in also makes it even more visually pleasing.
It’s not always the appearance and speed of a movie that makes it so memorable, sometimes it’s the characteristics of the car that make it so unique. The classic VW Bug from Herbie: Fully Loaded may seem like a strange addition to the list but just imagine having a car with a mind of its own that could earn you racing driver credibility. Plus it’s nice to see the contrast in the original Bug and the new Beetle, showing the futuristic edge of the 2012 edition.
Speaking of futurism Audi’s concept car, the RSQ, from I Robot was definitely a pleasure to look at. The car is a depiction of what a car would look like in the year 2035 when robots have a commonplace in society for the use of public services. The car is definitely impressive even upon first glances and the sphere wheels and butterfly doors only add to the appeal.
A car movie list wouldn’t be complete without the mention of a James Bond car, in this case his signature Aston Martin DB5. In Goldeneye the car came complete with gadgets such as a built-in dashboard fax machine and a drinks refrigerator containing a bottle of champagne, if only we could have this luxury in all of our cars.
To make it on to a car movie list the vehicle doesn’t always have to be a sports car loaded with gadgets. The Italian Job helped to make the Mini Cooper one of the most popular and iconic cars of the 21st century and it was reported that in the year that the film was released, sales of the new Mini experienced a 22% increase in the UK, highlighting the impact of movie cars on society.