When cars outshine those behind the wheels, you're sure to say they are super picture cars. There's no shortage of these picture cars in Hollywood. Some even had modifications to enable them pull certain stunts. Here are some of the best movie cars Hollywood has seen.
1976 Lotus Esprit Series I
Sporting a distinctive and futuristic wedge design, this car was as important as the guy who drove it. It featured in The Spy Who Loved Me . If you've seen that movie, you're probably asking "Was that the car that transformed into a submarine?" Definitely, it was. To top it all, James Bond steered the wheels.
1932 Ford Coupe
This masterpiece was featured in American Graffiti by George Lucas –the same guy behind Star Wars. The yellow '32 Ford was powered by Chevy 327 V-8 and was used for the drag race in the movie.
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, DeLorean DMC-12 was used as a time machine in the film Back to the Future. Despite being flashy with futuristic looks, under the hood was a 130-hp 2.9-liter V-6 that was later modified to a V-8 to help Marty McFly hit 88 mph and shoot back to 1955.
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
The 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T was one of the muscle cars to debut between the end of 1960 and the early 1970s. Its reputation was made concrete when it appeared on Vanishing Point. Although some tweaks were employed to fire it up to 80 mph which was the speed needed for Kowalski to drive from Denver to San Francisco in 15 hours.
Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins saw the militaristic tank-like Batmobile Tumbler. One great perk of the Tumbler is that its front tyres are mounted to an independent front suspension for sleek movements and the body is made of carbon-fibre panels. Beneath, a 350-cid Chevy V-8 powers the Batmobile Tumbler to 60 mph.
1970 Dodge Charger
The classic Charger built as a street-racing machine for Vin Diesel had giant rear tyres, a humongous engine and a supercharger stretching comfortably out of the hood. A few movie thrills set this famous car a spectacle to reckon with in The Fast and the Furious.
Keanu Reeves' John Wick brought this Mustang and its stunt potentials into action. One of the best scenes in the movie is watching the Mustang fishtail around a wet airport parking lot and slide closer to a row of dump trucks.
1992 Ford Explorer XLT UN46
Those cars that seemed like jeeps in Jurassic Park were actually Ford Explorers. Although these vehicles didn’t see much off-roading, they were an essential part of the movie's experience. Slight modifications were made to give viewers illusion of automation –we totally bought it.
1976 AMC Pacer
Probably the ugliest car ever made, it had an unusual width. Bringing the Pacer to life is a 4.2-liter I-6 motor with a three-speed auto transmission. If you're still wondering, it was used in the 1992 classic Wayne's World 1 & 2.
1985 Modena GT Spyder California
This was built as a replica of 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California, probably because of a limited budget for the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.