Sunday, March 30, 2008

The 10 Coolest Cars In Hollywood compiled

  1. You could travel to auto shows around the world to see the latest breakthrough concept cars, customized hot rods, and classic roadsters. Or you could sit on your couch and watch these ten awesome autos.
  2. DeLorean DMC-12
    As Seen In: Back to the Future Part I, Part II and Part III
    Modified by: Dr. Emmett L. Brown
    Key Technical Specs: Goes from 1985 to 1955 in under three seconds.

    Before Doc Brown's breakthrough mod -- the flux capacitor -- the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 was the "it" car for movie producers, record execs and other dirtbags. But this car is capable of so much more. Not only can you impress the ladies along the Sunset Strip, but you can also outrun terrorists, thwart high school bullies, and resolve oedipal issues.

    Available Options: Deluxe edition runs on trash and doesn't need roads.

    Back to the Future | Back to the Future Part II | Back to the Future Part III
  3. 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
    As Seen In: Grindhouse: Death Proof and Vanishing Point
    Key Technical Specs: 375 horsepower Magnum V-8; seats six: two in front, three in back and one on the hood.

    If you absolutely, positively have to get away from Kurt Russell, this is the car for you. This 440 cubic-inch beauty is the car of choice for reckless adrenaline junkies everywhere. Perfect for a nihilist race across the American west or pursuing a serial killer through Tennessee's rolling hills.

    Available Options: Comes with matching stuntperson E-Z grip gloves.

    Grindhouse: Death Proof | Vanishing Point | 2008 Dodge Challenger
  4. Wayne Industries Tumbler
    a/k/a The Batmobile
    As Seen In: Batman Begins
    Key Technical Specs: Chevy 5.7-liter V-8 engine; genuinely frightening to see in your rear-view mirror.

    It's the latest vehicle from Wayne Industries' lead engineer, Lucius Fox. Sure, the Tumbler lacks the stylistic flourishes of previous models -- no tail fins, bubble windshields or neon lighting here. Instead it delivers pure, jet-boosted power. This ride will shock and awe any evil-doer into submission.

    Available Options: Stealth-mode. Rocket launchers. iPod input.

    Batman Begins  |  The Dark Knight
  5. 1968 390 GT V8 Ford Mustang
    As Seen In: Bullitt
    Key Technical Specs: 325 horsepower; turns the hilly streets of San Francisco into the American Le Mans.

    This pine green hunk of steel and attitude gets more air time than Michael Jordan in a shoe ad. It is the ride for running a Dodge Charger filled with mafia hit men off the road. This car has proven to be so iconic that 40 years later Ford has revived its look and feel for the 2008 Bullitt Mustang.

    Available Options: Allows you to look cool in a turtleneck/blazer combo.

    Bullitt  |  2008 Ford Mustangs
  6. 2009 Chevrolet Camaro
    Modified by (or into): Bumblebee
    As Seen In: Transformers
    Key Technical Specs: 5.7-liter LS1 V8 engine; becomes a 17-foot-tall robot.

    If you're a socially awkward adolescent aiming for a girl who's way out of your league, this car is for you. Not only can this coupe dispense well-timed dating advice and mood music, but it can also turn the driver into a hero of an epic intergalactic fight between good and evil. The ladies dig that.

    Available Options: Deluxe edition fires laser cannon while being towed.

    Transformers  |  2009 Chevrolet Camaro
  7. 1963 Aston Martin DB5
    Modified/Weaponized by: Q
    As Seen In: Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye and Casino Royale
    Key Technical Specs: 282 hp 4.0L straight-6; passenger ejector seat.

    Aston Martin has been the make of choice for MI-6 agents for years, but this remains the gold standard. The DB5 is ideal for fleeing sinister henchmen on Alpine by-ways or mowing them down with the .30 caliber machine guns hidden behind the tail lights. Remember: do not drink martinis and drive.

    Available Options: New double-0 agents can upgrade to the DBS V12.

    Goldfinger | Casino Royale | New Aston Martin Models
  8. 2002 MINI Cooper S
    As Seen In: The Italian Job
    Update of: Austin Mini Cooper S MkI seen in 1969's The Italian Job
    Key Technical Specs: 1.6L 4-cylinder; ample trunk space for stolen gold.

    The Mini Cooper has long been the preferred car for bands of thieves both on the Continent and here in the States. Whether you're winding your way through the streets of Turin or the subway tunnels of Los Angeles (not recommended), you won't find a groovier ride that the MINI.

    Available Options: Buy in bulk for your (funky) bunch of crooks.

    The Italian Job | The Italian Job (1969) | 2008 MINI Car Models
  9. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California
    Modified/Destroyed by: Cameron Frye
    As Seen In: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Key Technical Specs: 240 horsepower V12 Engine; plays the Star Wars theme.

    Looking to get the attention of an emotionally distant parent? Slamming one of these through the glass wall of an elevated garage might just do the trick. Since only 45 of these babies were ever made, the going price is in the neighborhood of $2.5 million. So unless you're looking to get throttled or disowned, find another set of wheels for your "sick day" joyride.

    Available Options: Deluxe edition had odometer that does run backwards.

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off  |  New Ferrari Models
  10. 2002 Nissan 350Z Fairlady
    As Seen In: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
    Key Technical Specs: 287 horsepower 3.5L V6; runs on gas, not (Vin) diesel.

    A lot of cars are fast. Some are furious. But few cars combine speed with anger management issues like 350Z Fairlady. With its custom paint job and fine tuned suspension system you'll be drifting like a Tokyo crime lord.

    Available Options: Discontinued Paul Walker add-on is available again.

    The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift | 2008 Nissan 350Z Coupe
  11. 1963 Model 117 Volkswagen Type 1 "Beetle" Deluxe
    As Seen In: Herbie: Fully Loaded
    Key Technical Specs: 34 horsepower, 1.1L 4 cylinder engine; sentience.

    Ever longed for a set of wheels that handled like a dream, was fuel efficient, and would follow you around like a love-hungry golden retriever? Well, this is the car for you. It's sporty enough to compete in NASCAR, yet so dependable even Lindsay Lohan can drive it without endangering others.

    Available Options: May develop a romantic interest in a New Beetle.

    Herbie: Fully Loaded | 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible