So there has been a number of movie cars that has made it to our hearts after some really memorable ousting. Some were just magical while others were rather fast, dubiously furious and some were just amazingly swanky. There are a host of these movie cars but I’ll do a mix of the old and the recent. I’m certain you guys will enjoy this one. But sorry guys, I’ll start with my favorite. The Magical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!!!
1. The Magical car - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
This one is my favorite. Lol, don’t blame me for being in Love guys. I prefer to start with the magical, and then we will head south. The Magical Chitty was built in 1967 by Alan Mann Racing team and was designed for the movie by Production designer Ken Adam.
It was registered with a Latin name GENII which translates to “Magical Being”. It had retractable wings that went under.
The Chitty got its name from the chitty chitty bang bang sound it made when the engine was idling. The car though was fitted with a 3.0 liter V6 engine manufactured by Ford motors. The boat tech section of the car was crafted with special wood, the red and white cedar while Aluminum was used in crafting the cars bonnet and the dashboard was taken from a British owned WW1 fighter plane.
However, Chitty was sold at an auction in 2011 for $805,000 (~N246.7 million).
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was auctioned in 2011 for $805,000
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2. The Brutal Gigahorse - Mad Max
Who hasn’t seen the 2015 Mad Max: Fury yet. If you haven’t then you definitely have missed one crazy hell of a movie with some really crazy automobiles like the “War Rig” to match the crazy theme.
Prominent among them is the Gigahorse a crazy looking power machine. Built from scratch for the movie, the Gigahorse was powered by supercharged 1200 horse power twin V8 Chevrolet 502 Cid engines that were connected by a Turbo 400 automatic transmission that was later replaced by an Allison automatic transmission used in trucks during the course of filming the movie.
The Gigahorse comes with a 70 inch rear tractor tires and a much smaller tractor tire fits to the front wheel. The Gigahorse could reach a top speed of 125 km/h with differentials that were came from two Terex 4WD front end loaders.
The Gigahorse has a body made with double 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Villes placed atop each other in a modified body style with custom built chassis carrying this frame. The car as a whole weighed a crazy 10,500 kg and stood at 4 meters from ground to top frame excluding the flags.
The Gigahorse weighed a crazy 10,500 kg and stood at 4 meters
3. The Tumbler - Batman Begins
This is another crazily weird looking vehicle that was used by Batman in “Batman Begins”. The car weighed 2300 kg, almost 5m in length and about 2.84 m wide. The car could accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 5.6 seconds and could also attain a maximum speed of 160 mph.
The car was powered by a 500 horse power 5.7 liter ZZ3 Chevy engine. We not sure the kind of transmission system that was utilized to build this car however, we hear that it is a progressive suspension. But what we know for sure is that the power from the engine was transferred to the 17 inch wheels via Titanium axles and that the exhaust pipes came out from the top of the car. The Jet engines out back used petrol and the tires were super swampers tires.
The car was powered by a 500 horse power 5.7 liter ZZ3 Chevy engine
4. Lotus Esprit S1 - James Bond "The spy who loved me"
We know how crazy James bond movies can be with their crazy futuristic high tech capabilities. This one awed us with its under-water ability much like a submarine, from the James Bond movie “The spy who loved me." The car weighed just 1003 kg with a full length of 165 inch and stood at 43.7 inch from the ground.
The car was powered by a Lotus 907, 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine that delivered 160 horse power and 140 lb-ft torque. It could easily accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 8.4 seconds and could reach a maximum speed of 135 mph using its 5 speed manual transmission fitted to the engine.
Ok guys, these are my top four movie cars, I know some guys will want me on a stake for not mentioning the crazy speed cars of movies like Fast and Furious 7 especially the Dodge Charger driven by Van Diesel in the crazy air to ground stunt or the crazy Falcon XB GT used in the 1973 Mad Max installment. Well that’s me people, I love them metallic, magical and cool
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