The most popular movie cars of all time
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The most popular movie cars of all time

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TrackingAndSafetyJune 22, 2024

The most popular movie cars of all time

Movies – they help us escape reality for a while; live the lives of the characters on the silver screen and enter a world of fantasy.

The special effects, the background score, and the story all come together and take us on a magical journey filled with thrills, drama, action, and even horror. Sometimes, the most memorable aspect of a movie comes in the form of a vehicle.

This blog is dedicated to three of the most popular movie cars whose memories are etched forever in our minds.

Mini Cooper S – showcased in the movie ‘The Italian Job’

The Italian Job was one of the most popular car movies. The film is packed with action, drama, and thrill. The movie was about a successful heist followed by betrayal and revenge.

Anyway, the crowning moment in the film was when a bunch of nimble cars from the UK were chosen and loaded up to their brim with gold bars.

We are talking about the classic Mini.

The Italian Job was somehow instrumental in making the original Mini a desirable classic car from the UK.

So what were the specifications of the classic Mini back in the day?

The stock Mini was a front wheel drive car that came with a manual 4-speed gearbox. Powering the vehicle was a 1275 CC engine tuned to produce 62 hp and 95 Nm of torque.

Owning and maintaining classic cars is already an expensive affair.

However, you can somewhat reduce the costs associated with running a classic car by tracking your driving habits using the smartphone app that came with your preferred car tracking device or connected vehicle device.

How about that?

Aston Martin DB5 – showcased in the movie ‘Goldfinger’

A James Bond film is all about pretty women, action, and impressive cars.

Hence, it is no surprise that Goldfinger showcased the most impressive vehicle of the time – the Aston Martin DB5.

The car was specifically modified for Mr. Bond in the film by equipping it with machine guns, rear and front rams, RADAR, and an ejector seat! Sure it was and still isn’t compatible with connected car solutions but it surely could rip up the tarmac.

Here’s why!

The vehicle came with a Direct Overhead Camshaft equipped straight-6-cylinder, 4.0-liter engine. The OEM tuning was 282–325 bhp and 380–390 Nm of torque. One had the option to have the car with either a 5-speed ZF manual transmission or a BorgWarner 3-speed automatic transmission.

What’s fascinating is that the real-time fuel consumption of the car was a combined 17 miles per gallon!

Volkswagen Beetle – showcased in the movie ‘Herbie’

There are many people out there who often treat their vehicles like a sentient being. Probably, taking note of this, the makers of Herbie decided that the protagonist should be a VW Beetle from the 1963 model year. The specifications of the vehicle used in the movie are as follows.

The vehicle came with an 1192 cc engine that was tuned to produce 40 BHP and 87 Nm of torque. The engine was mated with a 4-speed manual transaxle transmission.

Both on-screen and off-screen, the VW Beetle was a cute vehicle. It is no wonder that ‘Herbie’ got etched forever in the minds of car enthusiasts from all over the world in no time.

People fade from memory, vehicles don’t!

Often people remember electromechanical characters like a car from a movie instead of flesh-and-bone actors. Those are the situations where you have to understand that the car in question has attained legendary status!

If you own any one of the above cars in your garage, you can use the mobile app that comes with your daily driver’s OBD vehicle tracker to set service reminders for your classic car. In this way, you can keep your new and classic vehicles in their prime electromechanical conditions for decades to come!