It’s a scientific fact that even the worst films can be improved 501% if there is a cool car in it. It’s like putting four wheels on to a turd and rubbing it with turtle wax.
And it’s not difficult to work out why – we love cars. Simple. We just can’t get enough of them. Sure, they may be destroying our planet and cost us a packet to run, but how else are you get from A to B in style? Public transport? Do us a favour. Walking? Get lost!
Besides, everyone knows that owning a cool car makes you 60 times more attractive to the opposite sex. You can’t argue with those odds.
So in honour of our four-wheeled friends, Hecklerspray has come up with coolest cars ever to appear in movies. It was a difficult task. Let’s just say, there is a load of movies with cars in them. But just so you know, Driving Miss Daisy does not feature on this list.
Enjoy the car porn!
19. Lotus Esprit
Film: The Spy Who Love Me
Not only does it look cool, but it can also shoot down helicopters after turning itself into a submarine. Now that’s cool.
18. 1976 Ford Gran Torino
Film: Starsky and Hutch
The best car ever at driving through trash cans.
17. Aston Martin Vanquish
Film: Die Another Day
The only good thing in this film.
16. 1981 Porsche 928
Film: Risky Business
We almost cried when it ended up in the river.
15. 2002 Nissan 350Z Fairlady
Film: The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift
It takes a lot to stand out in a series of films dedicated to cool cars.
14. 1967 Pontiac GTO
Beautiful car – shame about the driver.
13. Frankenstein (Modified Chevrolet Corvette)
Film: Death Race 2000
If you ever find yourself in a race to the death, you’d want to be in this car. Or maybe the car from Death Proof. Hmmmm.
12. 1970 Dodge Challenger
Film: Death Proof and Vanishing Point
Brilliant car that was re-used in Death Proof.
11. Ferrari 250 GT California
Film: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
OK, we did cry when it got smashed up.
10. 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am
Film: Smokey and The Bandit
Burt Reynolds is so cool he can wear a cowboy hat, have a dodgy moustache and play a character called ‘The Bandit’ and nobody questions his sexuality.
9. General Lee
Film: The Dukes of Hazzard
Made the film almost watchable – almost!
Film: Batman series
Our personal favourite is the 1989 version, but any would do.
7. 1963 Volkswagen Beetle
Films: Herbie series
Not even Lindsay Lohan could make Herbie uncool.
6. The Mach 5
Film: Speed Racer
OK, the film was pants, but the cars were something else.
5. 1964 Austin Mini
Film: Italian Job
One of the coolest ever films deserves one of the coolest cars.
Film: Ghostbusters I and II
It needed a lot of work, but who wouldn’t want to own it?
3. 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT
This is just another excuse to see the greatest car chase in movie history.
2. Aston Martin DB5
Films: Various James Bond films
Even Jeremy Clarkson could look cool in this car.
1. 1981 Delorean
Film: Back to the Future series
Let’s not beat around the bush here. The Delorean is a terrible car. The Delorean in Back to The Future is the coolest car ever to appear in a movie.