Have you ever watched a movie and later found yourself thinking not about the acting, not about the scenery or plot, not about the action sequence, but rather about the car? If so, then this list is for you. Check out the 10 most badass movie cars of all time (in no particular order).
1. 1967 Lamborghini Miura from The Italian Job
Watching the iconic, orange Miura speed through the twists and turns of the Italian Alps in the opening scenes of The Italian Job was enough to make a gear head out of anyone. Unfortunately for collectors, this was the only car made that year in this particular orange exterior and white leather interior combo.
2. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
There are those who fantasized about being Ferris Bueller and then there are those who fantasized about having Cameron’s parents’ car. Who wouldn’t want to ditch school and cruise around in this speed demon of a vehicle?
3. 1970 Dodge Charger from The Fast and The Furious
The Fast and the Furious franchise doesn’t want for badass cars, just like Dodge Chargers don’t want for screen time. It was the combo of the original Fast film and this classic car that made for car movie magic (and, of course, watching Vin Diesel drive doesn’t hurt).
4. 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP 400S from Cannonball Run
A badass car powered by a badass woman? No wonder it’s on the list.
5. Distopian Future Gigahorse from Mad Max: Fury Road.
Mad Max: Fury Road brought us some of the most badass car configurations ever seen on film. The Gigahorse was made from ’59 Cadillac bodies, powered by supercharged Chevy V8s, and rode on tractor tires.
6. 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future
Is there anything more badass than time travel? Maybe those sweet gull-wing doors.
7. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger
This silver beauty actually appeared in six different James Bond movies, becoming synonymous with 007 himself.
8. 2005 Audi A8 L from The Transporter 2
Some claim that Jason Statham can do no wrong. While The Transporter 2 might be an acquired taste, the sleek Audi A8 Statham drove in the movie is just something that must be acquired.
9. 1957 Plymouth Belvedere from Christine
Not only was Christine, with its white-walled tires and fins, a beautiful car, but it was also a killer. A possessed car is the ultimate badass.
10. 1966 Ford Thunderbird from Thelma and Louise
The Thunderbird is the ultimate road trip ride, and the iconic ending of Thelma and Louise raises this car to badass status.
Want Your Own Badass Car?
The vehicles on this list vary in make, model and year, but each stands out due to its element of edge in design. For a movie-worthy vehicle of your own, start with a sweet set of tires. Nitto Terra Grappler tires not only look awesome, but perform so well you’ll feel like your vehicle can speed through the Alps or drag race in the next Fast movie.
Next, add a custom paint job. Maybe a “Goldfinger” silver or a “Bullitt” green? Finally, finish off your hot, refurbished ride with a full tune-up from your mechanic. After all, you don’t want your wheels breaking down when you’re hugging curves at full (but legal) speed.