It’s no secret that fast cars add an element of thrill to movies—why else would they be working on the eighth Fast and Furious movie?
The famous DeLorean in Back to the Future needed to only reach 88 miles per hour (mph) to activate the flux capacitor, but some of the most memorable cars on the big screen have cruised at speeds well over 100 mph. But all of that speeding comes at a price. For example, did you know it took 13 different Bluesmobiles to create the stunts and car chases (all of them real, by the way) in The Blues Brothers? At the time of its release, the movie set a record for the number of cars crashed in a movie, according to the IMDb.
The cost of the scrapes and crashes behind the scenes is well worth the price; ordinary cars are turned into legends for their famous chase scenes, unbelievable stunts, and of course, top speeds. But some fast cars didn’t need crazy stunts to become legendary: cars like James Bond’s Aston Martin or the Ferrari in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off exude their legendary status right off the bat with sex appeal and utterly cool vibes.
Watching the speedometer needle creep upwards during a thrilling chase scene got us thinking, how fast can these movie cars really go? In the graphic below, we review fan favorite vehicles ranked in order by top speed. See if your favorite made the cut and where it ranks.
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The fastest cars to grace the silver screen vary from classic to modern, and some have special capabilities like time travel and transformation, but there is one thing that they all have in common: the need for speed.
Clearly, we love cars and speed at J&S Transportation, but when it’s time to transport your vehicle, you can trust us to do the job safely and efficiently (and we promise to obey the posted speed limit). Get an instant quote from us to find out how much it costs to ship a car or feel free to contact us with any questions.