Sure, the actors are the stars of the movies they are in, but car enthusiasts are just as interested in some of the wild vehicles on the silver screen. There have been tons of famous automobiles to grace the big screen throughout the decades, ranging from killer Plymouths to loving Beetles. We’ll show you pictures of some of the most famous cars from movies. Can you identify them?
This possessed car struck fear in the minds of 1980s moviegoers with its murderous intent.
This crime-busting muscle car spawned a more modern remake.
This car didn’t really fly, but it sure looked like it could in "Back to the Future."
In the “Back to the Future” series, the DeLorean seemed to always have problems. This wasn’t too far from reality, as the real DeLorean DMC-12 was riddled with quality issues from doors that wouldn’t open to malfunctioning windows. Another bit of irony was that the DeLorean needed to reach 88 mph to travel back in time in the movie, but laws at the time limited the DMC-12’s speedometer to 85 mph.
In real life, emissions equipment choked this muscle car’s power, but it looked great on screen in "Smokey and the Bandit."
The 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am sported a monstrous 6.6-liter V8 engine, so it must have been just as fast as it looked on-screen, right? Nope, emissions regulations limited this big V8 to just 200 horsepower. It slogged the Trans Am to 60 mph in 9.3 seconds, which is slower than many of today’s minivans.
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This fun-loving car wore the No. 53 and had a knack for driving itself.
This Metallic Pea and paneled station wagon handled many wild Griswold vacations.
We don’t know what was creepier, the ghosts this car battled in "Ghostbusters" or the car itself.
The Batmobile has seen plenty of variations, but this one was more tank than car.
While the “Dark Knight” trilogy made the Tumbler out to be a bulletproof machine that could ram through anything without breaking a sweat, its body was actually made from relatively fragile fiberglass. It had plenty of power, though, as its 5.7-liter V8 pumped out 400 to 500 horsepower and launched it up to 160 mph.
The wild ride the parking attendants took this car on in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" likely inspired today’s “Valet Mode.”
This massive Frankenstein’s Cadillac from "Mad Max: Fury Road" will strike fear in any postapocalyptic survivor.
The producers of “Mad Max: Fury Road” are proud of the fact that many of the insane vehicles in the movie were real. Even the massive Gigahorse was real. It featured two 1959 Cadillac Coup de Villes stacked on top of one another and two – yes, two – supercharged Chevy 502-cubic-inch V8 engines delivering an estimated 1,200 horsepower.
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