The greatest movie cars

James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 is the greatest movie car of all time, according to research.

The iconic motor was first seen in 1964’s Goldfinger and has appeared in seven Bond movies to date, most recently in 2015’s Spectre.

It comes equipped with a host of gadgetry, including a bullet-proof rear windscreen, in-built machine guns, tyre slashers, and an ejector seat.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang finished second in the poll – followed by Doc Brown's DeLorean from the Back to the Future trilogy in third spot.

Herbie, the star of five movies so far, came fourth and the Batmobile from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight flicks finished fifth.

The research of 2,000 adults in Britain was commissioned by Hyundai to celebrate the appearance of the new Veloster, KONA and next-generation Santa Fe in forthcoming Marvel flick, Ant-Man and The Wasp - in cinemas from this month.

Other popular vehicles include James Bond's Lotus Esprit S1 which featured in 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me (6 ) and Greased Lightning from 1978’s Grease (7 ).

Charlie’s getaway Minis from 1969’s The Italian Job secured eighth spot, while the Ford Mustang GT Fastback from Steve McQueen’s Bullitt came ninth.

Cars from Marvel movies appear several times - including Iron Man's Audi R8 from the first Iron Man flick and his Acura NSX Roadster concept from Avengers Assemble.

Agent Coulson’s Lola from Avengers Assemble made the list and Hank Pym's Triumph Spitfire from the first Ant-Man film.

The Batmobile features three times in the list - the Tim Burton version (11 ), the version made famous by Adam West (10 ) - along with the Christopher Nolan version (5 ).

Six in 10 Brits think cars are integral part of cinema history and around half said cars feature among their fondest movie memories.

Carried out through, the research also identified the greatest car chases of all time.

Number one was the sequence from The Italian Job, second place went to the chase in Bullitt and third spot went to the scene from 1971’s The French Connection.

Fifty-five per cent agree the ideal car chase should feature near misses, 32 per cent want to see motors driving into oncoming traffic, and 29 per cent want crashes.

Twenty-eight per cent think the perfect chase needs police cars, a quarter want to see pedestrians jumping out the way and a fifth want wheelies.

Top 25 of the Greatest Movie Cars

1. James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 (seven James Bond movies to date )

2. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Customised Paragon Panther (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang )

3. Doc Brown's DeLorean - 1981 De Lorean DMC-12 Back to the Future Trilogy )

4. Herbie - 1963 Model 117 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle (Five Herbie movies including The Love Bug )

5. Batmobile/Tumbler (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight )

6. James Bond's Lotus Esprit S1 (James Bond - The Spy Who Loved Me )

7. Greased Lightning - 1948 Ford De Luxe (Grease )

8. Charlie's getaway Minis - 1968 Austin Mk I Mini Cooper S (The Italian Job )

9. Ford Mustang GT Fastback (Bullitt )

10. 1960's Batmobile - Customized 1954 Lincoln Futura (Batman: The Movie )

11. Tim Burton's Batmobile (Batman, Batman Returns )

12. The Bluesmobile - 1974 Dodge Monaco with police package (The Blues Brothers )

13. Ecto-1 - 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor (Ghostbusters )

14. Bumblebee' - 1977/2009 Chevrolet Camaro (Transformers )

15. Louise's Thunderbird - 1966 Ford Thunderbird (Thelma & Louise )

16. Iron Man's Audi R8 (Iron Man )

17. Mr. Frye's Ferrari - 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB (Ferris Bueller's Day Off )

18. Bandit's Trans Am - 1977 Pontiac Trans Am (Smokey and the Bandit )

19. Robocop's 6000 SUX (Robocop )

20. Christine - 1958 Plymouth Fury (Christine )

21. Dodge Charger (The Fast and The Furious )

22. 1969 Mustang (John Wick )

23 44 Toyota Supra Mark IV (The Fast and The Furious )

24 ’Eleanor' - 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Gone in 60 Seconds )

25 Iron Man's Acura NSX Roadster concept (Avengers Assemble )


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