These are the coolest muscle cars featured in the movies

The big A-List stars can chat whatever they want, when it comes to movies filled with car and action footage, cars are without a doubt the stars.

Cars make movies, we all know that. In recent years, you couldn’t get around for a glut of modified JDM sports cars made popular by Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and co. However, the cooler money goes with American muscle, just look at the number of black Dodge Chargers / Dom Torretto clones going around. Going back to our youth, the ’70s and’ 80s gave us anti-heroes all charging into big American V8-powered cars with powerlides, loud exhausts, and a few unbelievable jumps and stunts.

We love modern movies with amazingly modified turbocharged sports cars, but nothing says cool like good old school American muscle.

9 Les Ducs de Hazard – Dodge Charger

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The ’80s prime-time Saturday night viewing wouldn’t have been complete without a blast of The General Lee’s Dixie, giving young reducers their first taste of American muscle and illegal car chases and stunts. at the border on the screen. Resurrected in 2005, the general was back with a new army of stars, with antics remaining true to the original.

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It didn’t matter who was alongside the general, it was always the ’69 Dodge Charger. The coolest American muscle car? We think so, Confederate flag adorned with “Big Bad Orange” paint jobs, welded doors, all these things fuel the legend. Many updates for 2005 including the Charger’s engine replaced by a Chrysler 426 cu-in V8.

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8 Con Air – 1967 Chevrolet Corvette C2

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Movie storylines don’t get crazier than this one, the creators of Con Air imaginatively placed all the worst villains in one place, then wreaked havoc in the skies over Nevada. While this isn’t the most believable story we’ve seen, at least the directors had the common sense to include some ground carnage.

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The cons get a plane, the federal authorities are forced to lock it up with a tasty 67 Corvette Cabriolet equipped with a large-block V8 engine of 435 hp. The plane Vs car duel didn’t end well, the last time we got its awesome blue paint job on the end of a tow rope before crashing onto the deck. Don’t worry, the work / drive C2 has survived and was recently enrolled in Barrett Jackson.

7 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift – Dodge Viper SRT-10

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The coolest American muscle car feature in the long run Fast and furious The franchise is easily Dom’s charger, but the gasoline-powered movie carnage-fest includes a few other tasty local monsters, though they don’t always survive. In 2006, Tokyo drift despite its name, it started off with some US-based action starring none other than the mighty Viper.

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The Viper was not the greatest success, the early cars deemed too basic and incredibly difficult to master kept getting bigger, more powerful and faster. By the time Tokyo Drift appeared, the Vipers V10 engine had grown to 8.4 liters, one of the top five contenders for the biggest engine ever fitted in a road car.

6 Gone in Sixty Seconds – Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird / Dodge Charger Daytona

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Two for the price of one, Gone in sixty seconds the 2000 reboot added some new exotics to the mix, thankfully leaving a few fan favorites, including the familiar but different Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird and Dodge Charger Daytona. Both were designed for the same purpose, the Daytona 500.

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What is the best ? The Charger came first, with 53 units built, most with 440 cubic inch V8 engines developing 375 hp, with Dodge claiming a top speed of 185 mph. For comparison, Plymouth built 1,935 Superbirds equipped with 426 cubic inch V8s developing 425 hp, which translates to the same top speed. Unfortunately, the Superbird flopped with dealers struggling to sell excess inventory.

5 Smokey and the Bandit – Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am

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A good old school police chase, counterfeit beer, and an adorable semi-good guy driving the Pontiac Firebird Trans-am sums up just about everything you need to know about Smokey and the bandit. His on-screen success made Burt Reynolds a star and boosted Pontiac sales better than any sales campaign.

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Producers of the film encountered a problem even before filming began, ’77 spec models appeared in promotional press releases but did not exist, forcing Pontiac to modernize several earlier Trans-ams with pieces from the upcoming model. 77. Easily the most recognizable of all movie cars, leading to dozens of lookalikes. The high-speed chases could have been at the heart of the movie, in reality the Trans-am was a bit slow, the 6.6-liter V8s only produced 200 hp.

4 Vanishing Point – Dodge Challenger

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The delivery courier turned the racing driver into a massive amount of illicit substances with two days to complete the 1,300 mile journey from Denver to San Francisco sums up Vanishing Point in as few words as it takes. Rather than complicating the plot, this is a pure unintentional road racing style movie, and so much the better for that.

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Center stage is a 1970 Dodge Challenger R / T racing a 440 cubic inch V8 Magnum engine generating 375 hp, mated to a pistol-grip four-speed manual transmission giving a top speed of 146 mph. Challengers are popular in other movies as well, but this one, staying close to factory specs in Alpina White, just ticks all the cool boxes without any cinematic trickery.

3 Ford vs. Ferrari 1963 Shelby Cobra

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The failure of a business takeover has given rise to one of the fiercest track battles in modern history. Ford, Shelby and Miles take on the might of Ferrari at Le Mans, giving the Italian automaker a bloody nose on several occasions. Ford vs. Ferrari, with little poetic license, details the glory of the GT40s.

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However, it’s not the GT40 that we are pitching as one of America’s coolest muscles, but rather Shelby’s other legendary sports car, the Cobra. Since its launch, the Cobra has grown steadily, growing from the first Fairline 260 engines to more powerful 289 cubic inch V8 units producing 271 hp, bringing the Cobra’s lightweight chassis to 150 mph.

2 Fast And Furious 6 – Jensen Interceptor

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The fast and the furious burst onto our screens for the first time in 2001, 105 minutes of chaos, destruction and JDM machines fueled by gasoline and nitrogen, other machines besides the iconic Charger barely have a hit. ‘eye. Fast forward several installments and muscle cars staged a retaliation, but not always the marks you would expect.

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This crazy, Italian-styled British brute might sport European coupe-style bodywork, but beneath those curves hides a superb Chrysler 440 cu-in V8 muscle car engine delivering 326 horsepower backed by 424 lb-ft of torque. Subtle? No, but without a doubt one of the coolest cars ever made. Great Britain could also build muscle!

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1 Transformers – Chevrolet Camaro “Bumblebee”

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Transformers, robots in disguise… At least that’s what later animated and live-action movies claimed. The disguise part is where the current films produced by Michael Bay fail, scanning and transforming at will into any other vehicle, even a questionable-looking VW bug.

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However, it was the latest Camaros that earned Bumblebee, sorry, the Chevrolet Camaro a place among the coolest muscle cars in cinema. There have been a few versions to date, from the original ’70s V8 that looked scrapped to the newer 2016 Camaro in the famous black and yellow paint.

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