Ecto 1, Ghostbusters
Whatever this used to be used as (an ambulance, a hearse?), Ecto 1 is a legend of the silver screen. Its distinctive wail and witty occupants made an imminent ghost invasion seem less scary.
The Delorean, Back to the Future
A promising car that met a sticky end, the DeLorean DMC 12 was set to be forgotten until a crazy-haired scientist turned one into a time machine. Great Scott.
Pontiac Firebird, Smokey and the Bandit
Well, how else are you going to keep the cops off your buddy’s back?
Aston Martin DB5, Goldfinger
You know who drives this car, and you know what car it is. How’s that for an icon?
Volkswagen Beetle, Herbie
Herbie delighted kids – and their parents – the world over for years. When will the loveable bug return?
Mustang GT390, Bullitt
The star of one of the most iconic car chases ever committed to film, the Bullitt Mustang is up there on many people’s ‘cool lists’ even today.
Mini, The Italian Job
‘We are the self-preservation society,’ or so they say. The Mini had not one, but three starring roles in the original Italian Job.
Citroen 2CV, For Your Eyes Only
James Bond is more used to the finer things in life, but in For Your Eyes Only he ended up having a bally good chase in France’s finest…
1969 Dodge Charger, Bullitt
The other side of the coin from Bullitt – the baddies got to drive a Dodge Charger, and looked badass in the process.
Audi S8, Ronin
Oh, Ronin, how you made us wish for a large German barge and the streets of Paris to play on.
R34 Skyline, The Fast and the Furious
We knew the GT-R was cool before The Fast and the Furious made is a household name, but boy if it didn’t cement its rep as legend!
1993 Toyota Supra, Fast and the Furious
See also: Toyota’s Supra. The F&F Supra may have been bright orange and super fast, but now we can’t see one without remembering that race.
Chevrolet Camaro, Transformers
When Chevy wanted to relaunch the Camaro it stumbled upon a masterstroke: cast it as Bumblebee, the big yellow Transformer. He doesn’t need a working voice unit when he’s got a whacking great V8.
Lamborghini Countach, Cannonball Run
Few things scream ‘cool’ as much as a Lamborghini with scissor doors, but the intro to Cannonball Run took the Countach to another level.
Subaru Impreza, Baby Driver
We reckon director Edgar Wright has a bit of a thing for Subaru’s signature mental motor. Both Hot Fuzz and his latest, Baby Driver, feature the Impreza…
You have no superpowers, but a ton of cash – how do you make your awesomeness known? Well, dress yourself as a bat and get yourself one of the coolest cars in town.
Lotus Esprit, The Spy Who Loved Me
Roger Moore or Richard Gere in Pretty Woman – who drove it better? (At least 007 can cope with a manual gearbox) Either way, the Esprit is a screen icon.
Shelby GT500, Gone in 60 Seconds
Otherwise known as Eleanor, the GT500 was the star of the pretty average Gone in 60 Seconds reboot. It made a whole new generation fall for Ford’s fanciest foal.
Ferrari 250GT, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
If your mate’s dad had one of these kicking around you’d at least have a look. Unless you’re Ferris Bueller, then you steal it and go for a blat round Chicago.
Lightning McQueen, Cars
A car, a person, a plucky underdog and an all-round nice… thing. Lightning McQueen is ace.
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