The 6 Coolest Cars in Pop Culture
Here are some of the most important coolest cars in popular culture.
Television shows, comics and movies impact us more than a Mike Tyson punch to the face. We fall in love with characters and sometimes, these characters are cars. What does that mean? Well, the writer was very good at developing the character and that our lives suck. But more importantly, that these cars have had an impact on us. Here are some of the most important coolest cars in popular culture.
1. Bumblebee – 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Concept & Volkswagen Beetle
Whether taking form as a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro (originally a concept for the first live-action Transformers film) or in his original form as a Volkswagen Beetle, Bumblebee is a Transformer fighting for good and peace against the evil Decepticons.
Don’t even act like you don’t know what an Autobot is. You and your kids both do, whether it was due to the comics, cartoon movies, numerous T.V. shows or Michael Bay franchise. Bumblebee makes the list because of his heroic awesomeness and the first Michael Bay film grossed $710 million world wide, while boosting interest in the Camaro.
2. KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) – 1982 Pontiac Trans-Am Sports Model
KITT was the advanced A.I. and self-aware car that kicked ass on Knight Rider. We’re talking about the 80s series, not the reboot that doesn’t count because it doesn’t exist in my mind.
Although the show also starred David Hasselhoff, the show’s main star was KITT. The Hoff plays Detective Lieutenant Michael Arthur Long who, after a near shot in the face… Actually, Hoff’s character doesn’t matter.
KITT cost US $100,000 to build, which is approximately $245,000 in 2014. A customized 1982 Pontiac Trans-Am sports model, it became the dream car for North American kids that wanted a car they couldn’t afford or build. The voice of KITT was William Daniels aka the voice system you want the makers of Android and Apple to create but won’t because apparently Siri is cool.
3. Aston Martin DBS V12
The name’s Bond. James Bond.
Everyone knows Bond has an affinity for women and cars and that he’s had a large selection of both. It’s hard to identify the most influential Bond car of all time, but one of them would be the Aston Martin DBS V12. A high performance sports car, this is one of the few cars that isn’t souped up by Q; it’s equipped with a defibrillator and a gun. With a V12 engine and ability to generate 510 horsepower at 6500 rpm, you can understand why gadgets wouldn’t be required; Bond could just drive away.
Kidding. He’d never do that; he’d kill everyone instead.
4. DeLorean DMC-12 aka THE DeLorean
Aside from being the ONLY car produced by the DeLorean Motor Company, this baby is one of the most famous vehicles of all times. Aside from looking like a vehicle ahead of its time, it really did get ahead of it’s time by travelling to the future and basically being the third leading character in the Back to the Future franchise.
Sure, it’s hard to find a working model (the company did go over as the cars didn’t sell well) and even if you could, it’d be even harder to modify it to utilize plutonium from Libyan rebels.
Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…
5. Optimus Prime – Peterbilt 379
The leader of the Autobots (shout out to BumbleBee) is what every leader should strive to be: charismatic, determined and a Peterbilt 379.
With a strong sense of leadership, Prime was the de facto leader of the heroic Autobots and the bearer of the Matrix of Leadership. What does that mean? It means you probably dated people in high school.
6. The Batmobile
You’re more familiar with the various versions of the Batmobile than you are with your best friend’s birthday and that’s acceptable. Even he/she accepts this.
The armoured fighting vehicle of the Dark Knight, this car has had more personas than Madonna. One of the main modes of transportation for Batman, the Batmobile helped the Caped Crusader get around town, fight crime and zoom by speed traps. With gadgets, armour and speed to match any of Bond’s cars, the Batmobile is revered in all versions of media. Some of the most famous iterations of the vehicle include: the Adam West TV show version, the Tumbler from the Christopher Nolan films and the Dark Knight Returns tank (which is also getting a live action version in Batman V. Superman film)
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