Hollywood is home to the greatest and most ingenious film producers in the world and as expected, home to the best of cars as well. Due to the nature of some movies, you get to see the best of cars in action, be it action, adventure, or a sports movie like Ford vs. Ferrari.
Cars are used for stunts, to portray styles, go back in time for period pieces, or just for everyday move-about reasons. The following cars have made appearances in big-name blockbusters and franchises over the years. Just jump right in to discover the most popular cars in movies.
7+ popular cars in movies
1. Aston Martin - James Bond
James Bond is a popular name when it comes to the world of movies, and the 007 main characters in James Bond franchises have been portrayed by witty personalities such as the late Sir Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and most recently Daniel Craig.
To go with the character and adventure, the franchise has made use of Aston Martin as the main auto brand for their film installments.
The James Bond 007 Aston Martin Clan of cars
The Aston Martin DB5 has provided James Bond with the iconic supercar since 1964 making its first appearance in the James Bond film ‘The Goldfinger’.
The British luxury car was made by Aston Martin and designed by Italian coachbuilder Carrozeira Superleggera.
After its first use in the Goldfinger, it subsequently makes appearances in all Bond movies all the way down to Casino Royale (2006) where Daniel Craig wins the vehicle in a casino, Skyfall (2012), and the 2021 No Time to Die where the trailer reveals bond spraying bullets through a machine gun popping out of the headlights of his rotating Aston Martin.
The Aston Martin DB5 had its first 007 feature in 1964 "Goldfinger"
While the Aston Martin DB5 would arrive in the 2006 "Casino Royale"
The Aston Martin DB5 boasts of a 4.0-Liter engine, weighs about 1,502kg with a top speed of 145 mph. It has reclining seats, electric windows, and two doors.
As a fun fact, the 2021 Bond Aston Martin is specifically produced with a functional spy gadget, a revolving license plate, and a rear bullet shield. And lest I forget, the next installment of the James Bond franchise to be released next year will feature the best of Aston Martin, with the likes of the Aston Marton DBS Superleggera and the Vantage.
James Bond "No Time to Die" with new Aston Martin members
And oh try not to miss the following trailer of the Spectre starring the Aston Martin DBS.
007 Spectre Official Trailer
2. Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang ranks as the second most filmed 4 wheeled- vehicle in the industry behind only the Ford Crown Victoria which has been featured in well over 2000 Hollywood films.
The beautiful and fierce-looking sports car continues to be screened in Hollywood movies as its speed and elegance make her the first option anytime a classic car is required. One of the most famous appearances of the Mustang is in the John Wick Franchise, where a 1969 model has been driven by the famous and most lethal John Wick.
John Wick and his famous Ford Mustang
John Wick and his 1969 Ford Mustang in action
Other films the Mustang starred in include, the 2008 movie “Death Race”, The Bullit, and the Saxondale shot between 2006 - 2010.
The Ford Mustang in the Death Race
The latest Mustang is one of the highest-ranked sports cars globally, with its vivacious engine, razor-sharp handling, amazing design, and more than average trunk space all combines to make the mustang far ahead of most vehicles in its class. Under the hood of the latest mustang is a 2.3 -liter turbocharged four-cylinder base engine that puts out a mind-blowing 310hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
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3. Toyota Supra MK IV — The Fast and the Furious
If you’re looking for a movie with cars, the fast and furious franchise gives you exactly that one movie with cars. The series of action films are concerned with street racing, heists, and spies, and is very fast-paced stunts and charismatic screen actors to match. With the Toyota Supra 2JZ engine, 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder motor, the first movie from the fast and furious franchise introduced the Supra to cinema lovers.
The vehicle was driven by the late Paul Walker and has come to be revered because of the love viewers have for the late actor/stuntman. The Supra although now a discontinued model made appearances in The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Furious 7.
The Toyota Supra Mkv looks fast and furious
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4. Subaru WRX
The Subaru WRX is not your regular everyday vehicle. You’re probably hearing about it for the first time or before now especially if you’ve seen the movie “The Baby Driver”. Baby Driver one of the biggest things out of the cinema starring Ansel Elgort as a handy getaway driver whose character is inspired by music to perform stunts with the sporty Subaru vehicle.
2006 Subaru WRX starring in the "Baby Driver"
The Subaru 2006 WRX was custom built for the movie. The car was modified by Allpro Subaru in Georgia. It was used in the movie because of its inconspicuous appearance and had a mechanical glitch of some sort that made it travel only by drifting wildly at high rev.
The car has also made appearances in other movies, one worthy of note being Kingman: The secret service. In the movie, the Subaru WRX is being used by the main character to escape the police driving the car backward through a narrow street at high speed.
The transporter is an action movie franchise comprising four films released between 2002 and 2015. Jason Statham plays the transporter in the first three movies. The transporter as the title of the film implies involves a driver who is saddled with the responsibility of taking goods (known as packages in the movie) from one point to another, regardless of what that package may be.
To do this, the transporter cruises around in the 1995 BMW 735i (E38). This vehicle is usually remembered for being the first car available with curtain airbags and was the first European car to offer satellite navigation—as was showcased in the movie with the transporter using this feature to meander his way through chases, heavy traffic, and what not.
The car also had a multi-function steering wheel, with controls for the audio, phone, cruise control, and air circulation as standard equipment. In the 2015 “Transporter Refueled” other BMWs were used for action scenes including the 2007 BMW 650i, 2014 BMW 4, BMW 5, amongst others.
2007 BMW 650i Cabriolet starred in the 2015 Transporter Refueled
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6. Porsche - Bad Boys
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence star in the action-comedy thriller Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, and Bad Boys for life. They play the characters of Miami detectives investigating various crimes. The action-packed movie features the Porsche for the most part, as the detectives like to announce their presence in flashy, sporty vehicles sharp and active for chase and screech in the film.
In the final installment of the film, Bad Boys for life (2020), the characters showcase the speed of their vehicles like when the Shelby Cobra 427 races the 964 Turbo. A lot of movies love to use the Porsche, both in cameos and as stand-out cars, due to the speed, and emblem of luxury and style the Porsche imbues.
2020 Porsche Carrera made a Bad Boy appearance in "Bad Boys for Life"
Over the years the following films have used the Porsche as stand-out vehicles: Risky Business (1983), Top Gun (1986), Spy Game (2001), amongst others.
7. Other Cars
Other common cars you would find in Hollywood movie are the 1932 Forde Coupe, most often used in period pieces and historical movies, the Dodge Challenger, Ford Falcon used in the multiple Oscar-winning Mad Max, the Dodge Charger on the Fast and Furious, and the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle which has appeared in numerous movies over the years.
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