5 Famous Cars That You’ve Surely Seen Before
Move aside, actors and actresses. The cars are driving up and down Hollywood now. It’s amazing to note that throughout the history of film and television, there have been plenty of cars that have transcended the time barrier and gained fame as some of the most iconic vehicles to date; Cars like:
1970 Dodge Charger
When you see the 1970 Dodge Charger, the first thing that comes to mind is Dominic Toretto tearing up his opponents in the Fast and Furious series. The iconic car has been destroyed, rebuilt and destroyed so many times throughout the series, but has remained one of the most recognizable cars in the franchise. With its incredible 900 horsepower and the record of a quarter mile (0.40km) time in 9 seconds, this isn’t a car you mess around with.
In 2007, moviegoers were introduced to a rally yellow delight in the Michael Bay-helmed Transformers. Bumblebee, one of the most popular Autobots around, transformed itself into the Chevrolet Camaro, reintroducing the muscle car and subsequently making cinemagoers fall in love with a sleek but strong car. Fun fact: Bumblebee was supposed to transform into the Volkswagen Beetle, until the filmmakers decided to change it to the yellow Camaro you know and love.
Toyota Sprinter Trueno “AE86”
Many anime and manga fans will be familiar with the Toyota Trueno AE86. Featured heavily in the street racing anime Initial D, the main character, Takumi Fujiwara uses his father’s AE86 Trueno apex hatchback for street drift racing and making his tofu deliveries. Fun fact: the popularity of the series has been cited as the main cause of the car’s high resale price.
Aston Martin DB5
As one of the most recognizable and famous cars in the world, the Aston Martin DB5 has every reason to be. Regarded by many as one of the most beautiful Aston Martin’s ever manufactured, this beauty first appeared in Goldfinger in 1964. The pairing of James Bond and the Aston Martin DB5 proved so iconic that it continued appearing in subsequent Bond films like Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale and Skyfall.
When you think of the Volkswagen Beetle, Herbie the Love Bug pops right into mind. A sentient anthropomorphic 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, Herbie is featured in several Walt Disney movies starting with the 1968 feature film The Love Bug. He has a mind of his own and is capable of driving himself, and is also a serious contender in auto racing competitions.
There you have it. Which one of these iconic cars are your favorite? Leave a comment below!