Movies have a huge impact on our formative years – chances are if you ask most people what their favorite car is, and where they saw it for the first time, they’re going to admit that it was from one of their favorite movies.
This is true no matter where in the world you go – the answers just might be a little different. The other thing that’s likely to be true is that no two people will produce the same list if you ask them to give their top movie cars of all time.
So don’t be offended if you’re favorite movie car doesn’t make this list. Here is one man’s opinion of what constitutes the top 5 movie cars of all time.
1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo
In 2001 the movie The Fast and the Furious was released and became an instant hit with car enthusiasts all over the planet. It was notable for its fast cars and great racing scenes.
The most iconic car from this movie was the 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo. This car featured a 3.0 liter engine, 320hp, and a 5 speed manual transmission. How fast is it? It can do 0 to 60 in 5 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 175 mph. Not too shabby.
1969 Dodge Charger
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It doesn’t matter whether you grew up with the TV series, or discovered The Dukes of Hazzard later with the 2005 movie; there was only one iconic car in The Dukes of Hazzard – The General Lee.
The General Lee was a 1969 Dodge Charger that sported a V6 engine, 370hp, and the option of a manual or automatic transmission. How fast is it? This muscle car can do 0 to 60 in 6.1 seconds and can reach a top speed of 143 mph, which made it more than fast enough for ripping up the dirt roads of Hazzard county.
1980 Lamborghini Countach LP 400s
There were a lot of cars involved in the 1980 movie The Cannonball Run, but none stood out more than the 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP 400s.
This car was way ahead of its time, with space age engineering few of us had ever seen before. The Countach LP 400S boasted 370hp, a 5 speed manual transmission, and a whole lot of style. How fast is it? It’s capable of going from 0 to 60 in 5.1 seconds and its top speed is an impressive 182 mph.
1976 Ford Gran Torino
If you haven’t seen episodes of the Starsky and Hutch TV series or the 2004 movie, chances are you’ve been living under a rock. This was definitely a move in which the car was front and center – the red Gran Torino with the white stripe was a 70’s icon revived for the big screen in 2004.
The 1976 Ford Gran Torino featured a V8 engine with 152hp, and an automatic transmission. How fast is it? It’s capable of achieving 0 to 60 in 12.9 seconds and its top speed is 107 mph – not the most impressive stats of the cars on this list, but not bad either.
We’re always told to save the best for last and that’s exactly what we’ve done here. In 1964 the James Bond franchise released Gold Finger, and like all previous and subsequent Bond movies a magnificent car was front and center. In this case it was the Aston Martin DB5.
This car featured a 4 speed manual transmission and a 282hp engine. How fast is it? It can do 0 to 60 in 6.45 seconds and it can achieve a top speed of 149 mph – pretty impressive for a car from 1963.
There are some great cars on this list that have inspired generations of car enthusiasts, but there are a lot of cars that didn’t make this list that easily could of. Don’t despair if your favorite didn’t make the cut. Perhaps next time!