From the movies to real-life, you can't help but recognize some of the most bad ass, unique, head-turning cars out there. Whether it's the bat-mobile's ability to jump buildings and crush other cars, or the Delorean's ability to go back to the future, we wish some of these movie cars were real.
But, then we have Lamborghini, Maybach, Bugatti, and Mustangs to keep us just as satisfied in real life.
The DeLorean from "Back to the Future." Responsible for transporting
Michael J. Fox's character Marty back in time, and then once more back to
the future, the DeLorean DMC-12 traveled at 88 mph to go back in time. It
may not be the sleekest looking vehicle, but with those trend-setting doors
and the ability to travel through time, the DeLorean tops our list.
Bumblebee from “Transformers.” An alien car that turns from a beat-up old
junk car to a beautiful brand-new Camaro and helps Sam save the world.
He transforms at will into a powerful Autobot ally for Earth. He’s badass.
He doesn’t talk, but he’s able to fully communicate with Sam with very few
problems. If only we could all find a Transformer at a used car lot.
Batmobile from “Batman Begins.” There have been numerous
Batmobiles throughout the Batman series; however, this one takes the
cake. It goes from 0 to 60 in just 5 seconds. It can also withstand a
30-foot self-propelled launch. This definitely makes the Batmobile one
of the most badass rides in a Batman movie - actually, in any movie.
Chevy Camaro “Turbo” Coup from “Turbo.” OK, so this fine vehicle
wasn’t actually in the movie, but it was designed to promote
the animated film “Turbo.” That’s right. A Dreamworks movie
about a super-fast snail now has a supercharged V-8 engine,
700-horsepower driving machine.
Lexus 2054 from “Minority Report.” Lexus was challenged to create a
vehicle for Steven Spielberg’s motion picture that would fit the lifestyle
of 2054. What Lexus created is nothing short of impressive. The
vehicle runs on fuel cells and swagger with a crash-proof structure.
967 Shelby Cobra, affectionately known as Eleanor, from “Gone
in Sixty Seconds.” She’s the scene-stealing unicorn for car thief
Memphis Raines, played by Nicholas Cage. If the elusive Eleanor
isn’t chosen on pedigree as a high-performance Mustang, then she
surely makes the list on sheer beauty. Built by Shelby American
from 1965-1967 and Shelby Automotive from 1968-1970, the
Shelby was reborn in 2007, but it’s not exactly Eleanor.
LOTUS ESPRIT SI
Lotus Esprit SI from “The Spy Who Loved Me.” It turns into a submarine.
We’re pretty sure that makes it one of the top contenders for Badass
rides. It was also fully equipped with a cement sprayer for any pursuing
vehicles. Few would want to be the villain driving the other car.7
BMW Mini Coopers from “The Italian Job.” These aren’t your ordinary
Mini Coopers. They were specially designed to hold a LOT of gold and
maneuver through the crowded streets of L.A., into the subway while
surviving the impact of a jump from the subway back outdoors. Mini
Coopers make sense for L.A. driving, but these super-charged Mini’s
make stealing millions of dollars in gold bricks look easy.
THE MYSTERY MACHINE
The Mystery Machine from “Scooby-Doo.” Badass
may not necessarily apply, but it’s definitely
the most psychedelic. Plus, you can crunch on
Scooby Snacks and chill with Shaggy.
1966 Thunderbird from “Thelma & Louise.” One of Ford’s first attempts at
a sports car, the T-bird was designed to turn heads. From a small road trip
turned crime spree, Thelma and Louise surely turned a few heads with their
T-bird. Plus, you can’t forget the scene where Thelma drives them off the
Grand Canyon. Yep – the ladies and the car are both Badass.
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. This badass Italian ride is
equipped with a V-12 engine and carbon fiber technology. It
represents all things Lamborghini, but is ahead of its time. It’s
legendary. (COST: $397,500)1
Maybach Exelero. Only one of these has ever been made, and with a
price tag of $8 million, it’s most definitely unique. What makes it badass
is the fact that it has a V-12 twin-turbo engine, 700 horses and goes a
max speed of 351km/hr (218 mph). That’s more than just a fast car.
Lamborghini Veneno. Another Italian has made it on the list. This one
is exclusive, since only three cars are available for purchase. It takes
2.8 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph and reaches a top speed of 221
mph. Priced at $4,500,000, this Lamborghini is definitely a badass.
Dubai-based company W Motors, it’s introducing 7 of
these $3.4 million sports cars. With a flat 6 twin-turbo
engine, 750 horses that tops out at 245 mph, you’re
nearly impossible to catch - and quite the badass.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sports. In 2010, it was the fastest legal street
car, hitting 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds. The base Veyron costs a mere
$1.7 million. So if you’re trying to race a Bugatti, be prepared to lose
to this badass ride. You’ll be a speck in his rearview mirror in no time.
MERCEDES BENZ SPRINTER
Mercedes Benz Sprinter. This fully customized Sprinter is epic for a
night out, a tailgater, a mobile office. Equipped with TVs, lounges,
bars, recliners and an ultimate sound system, this is a dream ride
for the mobile badass. Bring the party everywhere you go.
Chevrolet Corvette. It’ a classic. This was the first generation
‘Vette. Popular in the 1950s and ‘60s, it proved that
American cars could compete in the sports car realm. Classic
and badass is a pretty dangerous combination.
KOENIGSEGG AGERA R
Koenigsegg Agera R. This Swedish sports car is the badass best-
of-both-worlds car. It has a detachable stowaway hardtop. You
can even fit some luggage in this ride. The best part? It goes 0 to
200 in 17.68 seconds, just in case you’re in a hurry.
1969 FORD MUSTANG
1969 Ford Mustang. The classic American muscle, the Boss 429 Mustang was
not a Shelby Mustang Ford. It had a semi-hemi 429 engine, and Ford had hopes
of getting the engine into NASCAR. Even though that didn’t work, this pony car still
had the power and the badass capabilities of a longer race and smooth handling.
ASTON MARTIN ONE
Aston Martin One 77. Why is it called the One 77? This badass ride will
only have 77 units created. Don’t try and save $1.4 million to buy your own;
they’ve already been sold. The One 77 has a V-12 engine with 700 horses
and a carbon-fiber body. It does 0 to 60 in under 3.7 seconds. Don’t blink. It
has reached speeds of 222 mph, making it the fastest Aston Martin out there.