The name is Acre, Stoneacre… Sorry we just couldn’t resist!
Originally set for release in 2020, it is the moment we have all been waiting for – the new James Bond film is finally out! The greatly anticipated 25th instalment from the Bond Franchise, No Time to Die, is here and boy can I tell you, IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT.
Action, car chases, and plot twists to blow the mind – honestly it is just a huge WOW.
Quite saddening as you could expect too, since it’s Daniel Craig’s final appearance as our much-loved British secret service agent 007 ☹ (admittedly, we did shed a tear).
Undeniably, many of our team members have developed their love for cars from their feature in films. It wouldn’t be a Sunday if we didn’t chill out with reruns of our favourite films that one of our adored cars was included in!
In fact, most of the office buzz this week has all been about what cars inspired us to develop a love for certain cars. So we thought, why not share them with you – our fellow car lovers!
Did your favourite make the list?
1963 Aston Martin DB5 – James Bond
Well, we couldn’t start this list without mentioning the infamous Aston Martin DB5. Ask any James Bond fan what is one of the most iconic cars from the Bond films, and it will certainly include the DB5. Equipped with machine guns, tire slashers, an ejector seat (a feature we’d love for our own cars – nothing personal 😉) and many other neat gadgets that would make any villain cry.
Able to produce a whopping 282bhp, the DB5 was capable of reaching 0 to 60mph in eight seconds – no wonder Bond had No Time to Die…
2007 Chevrolet Camaro – Transformers (Bumblebee)
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” – Muhammad Ali.
That’s exactly what Bumblebee did when we fell in love with: his soft personality and fiery cannons in 2007. Transformers is an iconic film full of vamped up cars of every type: trucks, SUVs, supercars that all turn into talking robots– a Sci-Fi and car fanatic’s dream.
No other car from the franchise received such popularity than the Camaro, since Bumblebee was a sweetheart as a robot, and packed a punch with his V8 engine when he was saving Sam Witwicky and Mikaela from the Decepticons.
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 – Men in Black 3
Driven by a young Agent K in 1969, the 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 is iconic in Men in Black 3 for its hidden cargo compartment that contained two additional Monocycle (basically a dystopian motorbike) underneath the vehicle. In the Men in Black timeline, the Ford Galaxie 500 was one of the early generations of high-tech cars, as well as being an icon car within the 1960s for its big, muscular frame.
Crazily enough, the Galaxie 500 was fitted with a V8 engine and was aerodynamic with a fastback roof design – perfect for Agent J and Agent K to navigate through the city to kill the Boglodites!
2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – I Am Legend
We all just stopped crying about James Bond, now we’re crying at Will Smith’s dog dying during I Am Legend *sob*.
The movie followed Robert Neville navigating around a world that had been ravaged by disease, but cheering us up is the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will drives around in. Wowee!
This beaut Torch Red GT500 was packed with a standard GT500 5.4 litre supercharged V8 engine with 480 lb-ft of torque – hearts are in all our eyes.
Unfortunately, only 2150 of the iconic Torch Red colour was produced for the 2007 model, so getting your hands on one would be a tough one – *sob and sigh*
1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 – Bad Boys
“Hey man, where’s your cup holders?”
“I don’t have one”
“What you mean you don’t have one? Eighty thousand dollars for this car and you ain’t got no damn cup holders?”
“It’s $105,000 and this happens to be one of the fastest production cars on the planet. Zero to sixty in four seconds, sweetie. It’s a limited edition”
You guessed it – another Will Smith’s iconic cars, his Bad Boy’s Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6. For car enthusiasts, this car captured the hearts of many in 1995.
The ‘limited edition’ Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 is one of the many Porsches that have stolen the show, especially when both Marcus (Martin Lawerence) and Mike (Will Smith) went chasing down a 427 Cobra.
Even if there aren’t any cupholders (I don’t think I’d want anyone eating a drive-through in this beauty!), how can you not love this car?
1970 Dodge Challenger – Vanishing Point
OH HO HO – WHAT A CLASSIC FILM!
Vanishing Point tells the story about Kowalski, a guy who makes a bet that he can deliver a car from Denver to San Francisco in just 15 hours, but attracts the attention of every law officer on the west coast. With some help over the radio from a DJ named Super Soul, Kowalski ends up in one of the longest car chases in movie history – in fact, most of the movie is a car chase.
However, what truly makes this is the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in just plain white – simple but effective. Fitted with a V8 engine, 480 lb-ft of torque and pistol grip shifter, the Dodge Challenger doesn’t half pack the punch…
2000 Honda S2000 – 2 Fast 2 Furious
Last, but no means least – it wouldn’t be right if one of the cars from the Fast and Furious didn’t feature on our list.
Now, with a long history of cars, the one that stood out for our team members was the Honda S2000. Driven by Suki in 2 Fast 2 Furious, the pink coupe is fitted with a 2-litre aluminium-alloy DOHC F20C1 inline 4 with a Comptech supercharger and a bottle of Nitrous behind the seats that punches the throttle!
A CAR QUEEN!
There you have it, a list of the cars that captured our hearts on and off-screen! Get in touch with us with your favourite movie car!