6 Awesome Sci-Fi Supercars
Pushing the boundaries of the realistic is what science fiction does, so it is only natural that the greatest cars ever created will get a slight leg up by incorporating something that hasn't even been invented yet.
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In this article we will take a quick sneaky-peaky at some of the most awe-inspiring vehicles known to the world of science fiction; and yes, there will be gull-wing doors... in the future everything has gull-wing doors.
I'm from Minority Report, the Audi from I, Robot is further down the list. (Source)
6. 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe (Mad Max)
Before Mel Gibson was Mad Mel, he was Mad Max - and he was awesome. He drove around the post-apocalyptic Australian outback kicking ass, chewing gum, taking names, running out of gum and subsequently kicking ass again. Life was tough, Mel was tough and a big tough man like Mel needed a big tough car like the Falcon Coupe. Oh yeah.
Nothing says, “I have absolutely no confidence issues whatsoever”
like a huge turbocharger sticking out of the hood. (Source)
The Falcon was an Australian exclusive and mirrored the bleak, unfriendly world it blasted through. The car was put together by Murray Smith, who worked on the crew. He started with the Coupe as the shell and added the supercharger and Concorde front end to give it added grit because, as everybody knows, grit is the only thing that will get you though the end of the world.
Well, grit and the constitution of a cockroach...
5. The DeLorean DMC-12 (Back to the Future Trilogy)
BOOM, GULL WINGS! I told you there'd be gull wings. Nothing says, “Holy smoke! This is the wrong 1985” like a set of gull wings and your principal trying to blow your face off with a shotgun. Great scene, great scene.
Oh, to own a DeLorean... I get the shakes just thinking about it. (Source)
The DeLorean had a fairly limited run in the real world, but has cemented itself as THE greatest car in science fiction film history as the base for Doc Brown's time machine.
To be totally honest, we may never have heard of this car were it not for the misadventures of Marty, Doc, Einstein and Elijah Wood (he's in part two as the little brat who smack talks Michael J. Fox in the Café 80s. Don't believe me? Google it.) Be that as it may, the car has become a collector's item now and can command huge prices when put into auction.
It wouldn't have had been the same if they'd used a Mondeo.(Source)
In 2011 it was announced that an electric version of the car would go into production to be ready for sale in 2013. If only we had a time machine, we could pick one up now... oh sweet irony, how you mock us.Source
4. 1982 Pontiac Trans Am “KITT” (Knight Rider)
Admit it, when you were a kid you totally wanted KITT to be your friend. In fact, if you've got any sense you still do. Knight Rider may have launched 'The Hoff' to international stardom, but he would've been nothing without his talking car.
Regardless of the fact that KITT was bulletproof, had rocket boosters and was always ready with a quip at just the right time; what really made KITT cool was his design. The sleek styling of the '82 Pontiac Trans Am cemented KITT as one of, if not the, coolest cars ever.
Of course there was the 2008, re-make of Knight Rider, where KITT was 're-imagined' as a 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR, but the less that is said about that, the better.
3. 1977 Camaro “Bumblebee” (Transformers)
This is always going to lead to confusion, panic and a generous helping of “nerd rage”. Due mainly to licensing constraints and various other financial factors, Bumblebee has seen a fair few Camaro's in his time, and arguing over which one was the best is pointless and immature... since it's the 1977 version. No question.
Transformers: Merchandising in Disguise. ( Chris Hohne / Shutterstock.com)
The whole concept of the modern Transformer films is a little childish. Who wants to watch giant robots punching each other for four hours, while Megan Fox wears hot pants? It's all rather limited in its appeal.
You-want-me-don't-you, target market boy.
Can you say pester power? (Shamleen / Shutterstock.com)
Everyone knows the 80s cartoon and plastic toys were where it was really at. Just be glad we didn't pick the original VW Beetle version.
2. 1955 Lincoln Futura Batmobile (Batman)
Adam West is the boss. He kicked ass in the 60s, and he could still do it now if he wasn't busy being the Mayor of Quahog. We have decided to disregard Mr. Bale and his show-stopping Tumbler for now in favor of the original Batmobile based on the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car.
Perfect for the school run. (Copyleft)
Paint it black, make it spit fire and put a man in tights and a cape in the driving seat; Mr., You got yourself a TV show.
Designed and produced in Turin for a rather staggering $250,000, the Futura never saw a production run, but one model did find fame as the caped crusader's eye magnet. Bought for the princely sum of one dollar (!?) by George Barris, the car was transformed into the glorious crime crusher we see today. Current estimates stand at about the £2,000,000 mark. We'd steal it if Adam West wasn't around.
... annnnnnnnnnnd now! (jazz hands).
That's showbiz. (USD205998)
1. Audi RSQ (I, Robot)
In the future, there will be robots... and Audis and Will Smith, but mainly Audis, and cool-looking Audis at that. The Audi RSQ was a concept car designed by Julian Hönig, who attempted, quite successfully, to present a vision of automotive travel in 2035 and ensure the Audi design stamps and signatures were prevalent enough to be recognized despite all the flashy new features.
The RSQ retains much of its Audi heritage. (Source)
The Audi RSQ is pretty much the last word in future cool car design, and despite being a huge money-spinning marketing ploy, manages to display some insight into what we may all be zipping around in when the “science fiction future” becomes “science fiction right now and feels a bit bland really.” Still, there's always Star Trek and TekWar to look forward to. Shatner, you old dog you.
Some incredible cars, the comeback of the delorian AND a reference to TekWar. We've been spoiling you. Well, there's one more treat in store. Not everyone likes cars; some people prefer bikes, which is fine - especially if you live in Neo Tokyo and are quickly developing telekinesis abilities.
The bike was the star of Katsuhiro Otomo's seminal animated feature Akira and ignited a generation of young filmmakers, animators and artists due to its evocative design and blistering pace. As you'd imagine, Kanada's bike demands making in real life, and that is exactly what some clever dick has managed to do here.
KANADAAAA! TETSUOOOO!... KAAAHNNNN! (Source)
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