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Welcome to the June blog! This month, we’re having a look at some of the coolest cars in television and film.
We’re skipping cars that are mostly made up of the adventurer’s exploits and going to cars that do exceptional things.
5. Pursuit Special, Mad Max, 1979: Also known as The Interceptor, this was Max Rockatansky’s police pursuit vehicle in Mad Max and the sequels. Set in a dystopian future where gas had run out, outlaw societies form based on fuel dependence and access. Max’s car had all sorts of custom riggings, including booby traps for those not mechanically minded, to ensure his car wouldn’t fall into a murderous scavenger’s hands and nitrous for emergency pursuit speed.
4. K.I.T.T. - Knight Rider, 1982: This Pontiac Trans-Am was powered by an autonomous Artificial Intelligence. K.I.T.T. talked and had the personality of a villainous schoolmaster. Paired with the vehicle was Michael Knight, a kind of superhero detective who pursued matters on the behalf of the poor and downtrodden. K.I.T.T. could perform turbo jumps and sudden braking to intimidate other drivers, and could actually drive itself where it wanted to go.
3. Wet Nellie - The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977: This Lotus Esprit was a Bond car in the 007 films under Roger Moore’s years. It could transform into a submarine, complete with working periscope, sonar, and torpedoes.
2. The Delorean Time Machine - Back to the Future, 1985: Professor Emmit Brown’s DeLorean gull-winged car was modded with time-travel equipment and piloted to the 1950’s by Marty McFly in the 1985 film. By the end of the film, it was able to fly!The DeLorean was always a cool-looking car, but Marty’s adventures in the 1950’s made it even cooler.
1. The Tumbler (Batmobile) - Batman Begins, 2005: Designed before even the new Batman suit had been conceived, the Tumbler was a more modern take on the Batmobile, inspired in part by Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel. It could jump ravines and drive on rooftops.
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