The debut of cars and motion pictures dates back to roughly the same age. So it was just a matter of time before those two would form an unbreakable bond. From the early days of Hollywood all the way to today’s blockbuster movies, cars were also stars on the silver screen. Legendary films turned movie cars into icons and became bonafide cultural icons.
Movie cars have grown to be legends in their own right. Sometimes, you even forget the actors or the plot of a movie but you still remember the car and how cool or interesting it was. However, even though movie cars can do anything and everything on the silver screen, in most cases, they were based on some pretty dull vehicles. We looked at some incredibly famous movie cars that use ordinary models as their basis. Check out these movie car icons that had simple beginnings right here.
“Death Race” is a crazy post-apocalyptical movie with some insane driving action. Even though it came out 15 years ago, it’s still exciting and features aggressive hero cars equipped with machine guns, protection panels, and overly powerful engines. The Mustang A80 is the definitive model from the movie and it used the standard 2005 Mustang GT S197. We love “Mad Max” style vehicles and apocalyptic designs, but Mustang with machine guns, twisted panels, and ready-for-battle is next-level cool. This is precisely why the Death Race Mustang “Frankenstein” car is on this list (via Street Muscle Mag).
The world was stunned when Ford introduced the fifth generation of Mustang in late 2004 as a 2005 model. Its retro-futuristic design was perfect for the times. It captured the essence of the legendary first generation and presented a very elegant and sporty, modern shape, even 15 years after its unveiling. With a 4.6-liter 300 HP V8 engine at first and a 5.0-liter 425 HP V8 from 2011-2014, the GT was a capable car with exceptional road manners.