In the world of movies and TV, there have always been classic cars that we have a soft spot for. Whether it’s an action movie or a drama, cars and other vehicles have always played a significant role. But what is it about cars in the silver screen and the addiction to its fans?
Some would say it’s because of James Bond and the many movies that were released over the years. From the concept Lotus Esprit S1 ‘Wet Nellie’ submarine car in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ to the then concept BMW Z8 with surface-to-air missiles, it’s safe to say that James Bond got the longer end of the stick when it came to classic and timeless cars with actual purpose on the silver screen.
Sadly, most of the cars we see in James Bond movies do not come with any of the bells and whistles. One can also purchase the original DeLorean DMC-12 from ‘Back to the Future’ but that doesn’t mean you can actually travel back and forth in time.
There have also been cars that played a part in blockbuster movies without having any actual purpose aside from being there for added dramatic effect. Picture the Autobots in the Transformer series, most of which features the likes of Ferrari, Chevrolet, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Pagani. While these aren’t fictional cars and can actually be driven in the real world, none of them will actually transform into a robotic alien from outer space.
However, one of the most important reasons as to why cars play such a big role in most action movies is due to its ability to become a sidekick to the main protagonist without any actual lines. Of course, if that car is KITT from Knight Rider, that is a whole other story. Here are some of the most popular fictional cars in everyone’s favourite movie or TV series.