The best car in the best movie car chase | cars

2021-12-20 08:30:01 By : Ms. Anna An

It seems that the new James Bond movie No Time to Die will have many such people. The only problem is that we have to wait until November to see it because its arrival has been delayed by the coronavirus.

So, at the same time, let us look at the best car in the chase scene of the movie now. Whether it’s the perfect reality or the most memorable stunt, we have listed the best movie chasing cars in chronological order:

James Bond may be inseparable from Aston Martin, but his first screen car — for his first screen car chase — was the Sunbeam Alpine Series II in 1961. Needed in a short time, the Alps was borrowed from Jamaican locals because it was the only sports car the film crew could find. This car has no stunts or gadgets, because it must be returned to its owner one by one, so we got a fierce chase, and Bond was chased by the villain who drove the 1939 La Salle funeral coach.

A similar-looking 1949 Humber Super Snipe Mk2 hearse was probably too expensive to break, but was thrown off the cliff. Fortunately for Bond, Alps took him to the next level with the book’s Hillman Minx car than the original author Ian Fleming. Almost 20,000 II Series Alps were manufactured; Alpine gave birth to a famous V8-powered model called Tiger.

Goldfinger's Aston Martin DB5 is a typical Bond car. Its first chase scene is quite mild for the Ford Mustang Convertible, but it has a chance to see the DB5 gadget in action, because Bond uses satellite navigation to track the villain, and then the tire shredder sticking out of the wheel Make Ford unusable.

The modification of Aston was done by special effects master John Stiles (1934-1999), who persuaded the British car manufacturer to give him a DB5 prototype for him to use. In order to get the most value from this work, Aston was used again in Thunderball, and another DB5 returned for Goldeneye in 1995. Since then, DB5 has been featured in most Bond films, including the upcoming "No Time to Die". A total of 1,059 DB5s were produced between 1963 and 1965.

Before British director Peter Yates (1929-2011) became famous for Bullitt, he filmed "The Robbery" in London. In fact, it was the opening chase of this 1967 movie that allowed Yates to get the job in the United States when Steve McQueen saw the movie. Helping Yates to show this so well was the Jaguar S model used by the police to hunt down bad guys in the Jaguar Mk2.

Filmed in Kensington and Ladbroke Grove in west London, most of the chases were filmed early in the morning to avoid traffic jams. If you look closely, you will find that multiple locations were used multiple times in the last movie, which Yates did again on Bullitt. The S-type is powered by a 3.4-liter or 3.8-liter inline six-cylinder engine. A total of 24,993 prototypes were produced between 1963 and 1968.

It can be said that as the star of the 1968 movie and its protagonist Steve McQueen (1930-1980), the Highland Green GT350 version of the Mustang is now a legend. Ford lent two Warner Bros. Mustangs for the movie, but both are equipped with upgraded brakes, engines and suspensions to cope with the frequent stunts in the Bernal Heights area of ​​San Francisco.

McQueen drove himself during the 10-minute chase sequence, although his long-term stunt duo Bud Ekins (1930-2007) drove more dangerous stunts. In the bad guy's 1968 Dodge Charger 440 Magnum R/T, the driver was a stuntman Bill Hickman (1921-1986), and he also played the role of one of the killers. One of the original movie cars was sold for US$3.4 million (£2.65 million) in early 2020. The Mustang was launched in 1964 and is one of the most famous cars of all time; it is now in the sixth generation, and the 10 millionth example was built in 2018.

The car actors used in the work in Italy are as charming as the actors. From Lamborghini Miura, to Aston Martin DB4, Fiat Dinos and Jaguar E-types, we finally see the star: Mini Cooper S. This 1960s car is decorated in the patriotic British red, white and blue colors, highlighting its cool factor. Minis rushed through Turin and tied the policeman into a knot with the stolen gold.

Although most of the filming was done in Italy, including at the top of Fiat’s Lingotto factory, the wonderful scene of the car sliding through the sewage tunnel was filmed in Stoke Oldmoor near Coventry. Each car must be hoisted into the tunnel to film the sequence. This stunt is the work of Frenchman Remy Julienne (born 1930), who continued to build his own stunt driving business with his work in this movie. Mini was re-launched under BMW in 2000 and is still one of the most famous car brands in the UK.

Popeye Doyle, played by Gene Hackman, is a pessimistic policeman, so when he has to chase the suspect on the train, he will inevitably grab a handful of the same rough thing on the edge of the car. When Pontiac LeMans crossed Brooklyn, New York in 1971, it brought one of the best chase sequences ever-the stunt driver was Bill Hickman again.

Although the filmmaker obtained permission to shoot on the train, in actual traffic, the car was traveling at 90 miles per hour without permission. Once, a local driver was hit by Hackman, and this real scene was preserved in the movie. Then, the manufacturer had to pay for repairs to the car of the unsuspecting driver. However, these problems are easier to solve because the roles of Hackman and co-star Roy Shedd are based on two real policemen who acted as consultants in the film and still have many friends in the police force.

The tension in the 1971 film "Duel" revolved around the hide-and-seek battle between the Plymouth Valiant and the evil Peterbilt truck chasing it. Valiant fits the character of its driver as a traveling salesman, because it is a very ordinary car. Three different Valiants were used in the filming-1970 (V8), 1971 and 1972, all equipped with a "Slant Six" six-cylinder engine.

The original version of the duel was filmed by Steven Spielberg (born in 1946) as a 74-minute TV movie, but he later added a 16-minute action movie, mainly between cars and trucks. It became a movie and a hit movie. Valiant is Chrysler's entry into the fast-growing compact model in 1959. The nameplate lasted until 1976, there were four generations of models, and it was a best-selling model during most of its production period.

In 1970, the Dodge Challenger R/T eventually became the star of the movie. There was no other reason except that the director wanted to thank Chrysler for providing car rental services to filmmaker 20th Century Fox at a price of $1 per day. As a result, the Challenger won the lead role and used various other Chrysler brands as police cars throughout the movie.

It is said that the film provided five Challengers, all of Alpine White-mostly 440 7.2-liter V8 engines, and 383 6.3-liter V8s. All returned at the end of the shooting, but two needed a lot of reconstruction after being used for jumping. Except for the stronger rear shock absorbers, they are all standard equipment. The only reported problem is that desert dust enters every gap and requires constant cleaning to keep the car running smoothly. The Challenger produced two generations between 1969 and 1983, and then restored the nameplate in 2008. Since production, sales in the United States in 2019 were 60,997 vehicles.

Over the years, the Dodge Charger has enjoyed many outings in the movie, but its most exciting moment appeared in Mad Mary, Dirty Larry. The simple plot of two budding NASCAR drivers raising a supermarket to fund their race turned into a huge car chase. However, the Charger was not the first car they used, it started with the Chevrolet Impala.

Once the 1969 Charger R/T 440 appeared on the screen, it would become the star of the show, and like most others who appeared in the movie, it was green instead of black. When the charger hit the train, it ended dramatically. Strangely, for a movie centered on car chases, director Johan Hoff (born 1941) said that he wanted to make a movie with a speed to death spirit. Charger was produced as a coupe from 1966 to 1987, and has been through five generations of models. It reopened as a salon in 2006; it is now a second-generation four-door model, with a total of 96,935 sales in the United States in 2019.

Few cars are more protagonists than the AMC Hornet used in the James Bond movie "Man with the Golden Gun". Roger Moore (1927-2017) as Bond, is busy chasing after Christopher Lee's villain Scaramanga, but he runs to the wrong side. Cue the corkscrew bridge jump, it will always leave the mark of the bumblebee in the minds of moviegoers.

For this stunt, the car moved the steering wheel to the center of the cabin, installed larger wheels and lowered the suspension. Since the Hornets have used Jay Milligan's Astro Spiral Javelin stunts, this jump has a certain priority. In the movie, a jump is completed in one attempt. This is the first time this type of stunt has been used in a movie. The Hornet was built on the first model from 1969 to 1977. The engine ranges from a 3.3-liter inline six-cylinder engine to a 5.9-liter V8 engine. The right to use the Bumblebee name is inherited from Hudson, the predecessor company of AMC. During the sharp rise in fuel prices in the 1970s, sales of small cars were better than large cars by American standards.

By the time the feature film was released, Reagan, Carter and a (European) Ford Granada were racing through the streets of London, and they had become the protagonists of the British small screen. At this time, Granada has replaced the Consul models used in early TV series, but they are all 3.0 S models, with a 3.0-liter V6 engine that can provide 148bhp.

Similarly, like the TV version of Sweeney, the car for this movie was purchased directly from Ford, and Ford was very satisfied with the exposure on the big screen. Granada will undergo a facelift in 1977, and it will run until 1985.

Time is everything in the film industry, and Pontiac’s Firebird Trans Am couldn’t be better. Just as director Hal Needham (1931-2013) put his chase movie Smokey and the Bandit together, he discovered that the Trans Am in 1977 was about to be launched and knew it was the perfect car for the story. His choice proved to be inspiring.

General Motors is pleased to provide Needham with four Trans Ams, although these are 1976 cars with changes to make them look like 1977 models with four rectangular headlights; the engine is 7.5 liters V8. All four cars were used for close-ups and stunts throughout the movie, resulting in every car being damaged, and one car was almost destroyed when it jumped over a bridge. Another unusual movie trivia is that the director drives a car in stunts as a stand-in for Burt Reynolds.

The fourth-generation Trans Am produced in 1969 and 2002 is a special package for Firebird, including an upgraded suspension, engine and appearance. The improved third-generation Trans Am appeared on the Knight Rider TV show in the 1980s. The movie was hugely popular-the second most popular movie in 1977, defeated by the first episode of a new sci-fi series called "Star Wars." Smokey was also a huge victory for Pontiac. In the year after the movie was released, Trans Am sales increased by 36%.

It is not so much a job interview as it is a job interview. Ryan O’Neal’s role in "Driver" must prove his worth while driving before he can become a fugitive driver. To this end, he uses a Mercedes-Benz 280S to taxi in a multi-storey car park.

When he systematically dismantled the Mercedes, it proved his accuracy, even if it caused the crash of an S-Class. Steve McQueen was initially asked to play the lead role but was rejected, so Ryan O'Neal had to use Racing Orange Mercedes. The S-Class was first introduced in 1972 and has long been one of the best and best-selling luxury cars in the world. It is now in its sixth generation. We should launch the seventh generation later in 2020.

"It has a police motor, police tires, police suspension, police shock absorber. It is a model made before the catalytic converter, so it runs well on regular gasoline. This is the most popular among movies. The introduction of one of the most welcome cars, even though Bluesmobile is nothing more than the boring Dodge Monaco of 1974. This is as important to the movie as the protagonists of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, 13 Monacos were used Make the blues brothers.

Although these cars are portrayed as police cars in Illinois, all Monaco cars used in the film come from the California Highway Patrol. In the final chase scene of the movie, 60 cars were used and damaged while chasing the Dodge to perform a mission from God. Monaco produced five generations between 1965 and 1992, and ceased production between 1978 and 1990.

The opening sequence of Cannonball Run and its sequel may also be promoted as a four-minute commercial for Lamborghini Countach. If people who have watched these movies before do not want an Italian supercar, they will definitely want it later because it likes to play cat and mouse with the police.

Driven by the enthusiasm of Jill Rivers and Marcie Thatcher, the black Countach used in the first "Cannonball" movie is known for its front spoiler, which is aerodynamic The academic aid is as useless as the rear spoiler. Unfortunately, after the opening scene, Countach only appeared briefly in the movie. Countach was first introduced in 1974, and production continued until 1990. The V12 power comes from a 3.9-liter to 5.2-liter engine. A total of 1983 prototype cars were produced.

The James Bond film "Golden Eye" used Ferrari 355, but the yellow spider in the 1996 film "The Rock" had more opportunities to demonstrate its abilities. In the film, it is driven by Nicolas Cage, but when he starts, the gear lever is placed in third gear. This is because Cage, a famous car fan, was not used to film this movie, and another actor stepped forward.

The 355 Spider was provided by Ferrari North America for the film, and when it was returned, they had a lot of work to do. Although the collision scene in the movie used a copy based on Pontiac Firos, there are rumors that Cage’s partner Sean Connery is driving a Ferrari too enthusiastically. Between 1994 and 1999, 11,273 355s were produced. This is an increasingly acclaimed mid-engine Ferrari year.

Ronin is one of the best car chase movies of all time, but its middle mood section is about a briefcase with a mysterious package. Director John Frankenheimer (1930-2002) personally chose the Audi S8 to shoot the night scenes of Paris. Later, in the scenes shot near Nice in southern France, the S8 also appeared.

Former Formula One driver and stunt driver Jean-Pierre Jarier (Jean-Pierre Jarier) was invited to orchestrate the chase through Paris through wet cobblestones. He also educates film actors, including Robert De Niro, Jean Reno and Natasha McEhorn, how to drive at high speeds to get a greater sense of reality on the screen. The nameplate of the S8 continues to this day, and the fourth-generation model will only be launched in 2019.

The story of the Peugeot 406 mini-taxi driver does not sound like a screen legend. However, "Taxi" is a movie that exceeded expectations, thanks to the action directed by Luc Besson, the man behind "The Fifth Element."

There is a pleasant stupidity in this movie because the driver, Daniel Morales, played by Samy Naceri, turned his monotonous taxi into a super station wagon, still connected to the meter, transporting passengers at double speed . This car is based on a 406 V6 engine with a manual gearbox, but for the movie, it looks much faster. It also grows huge front and rear wings, and curved suspension. The 406 is a popular and well-received car, especially known for its diesel engine reliability.

For such a top sports car, the BMW M5 is almost completely absent from the movie chase and is eye-catching. The latest model appeared in Mission Impossible, but the reputation of the M5 on the big screen was in Ronin. The film company used four BMWs in the chase of Paris and the tunnel in Périphérique, but to save budget, some were smaller 535i models.

Driven by Natasha McElhone's character Deirdre, the car drove into an oncoming vehicle the wrong way. This was carefully organized by stunt coordinator Jean-Pierre Jarier, but he instilled realism in close-up shots of Natasha McElhone sitting on the left and a stunt driver controlling the car by using the right-hand drive M5. The scary expression on the actor's face is real. The M5 is one of BMW's most famous M cars. It is currently the sixth generation and based on the F90 5 series.

Just as the star of Subaru Impreza began to fade, Baby Driver introduced this car to a whole new generation. The bright red WRX model stole the limelight in the opening scenes of the movie because it was used as an escape car and even escaped the police by blending into the traffic of Los Angeles.

Stunt driver Jeremy Fry said that this is why Impreza was chosen to shoot this movie, because it is a car with ordinary appearance but amazing performance. This movie uses several WRXs, one of which is modified to rear-wheel drive in order to perform some stunts more easily. All are equipped with upgraded internal engine parts, clutches and hydraulic hand brakes.

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