The upcoming release of the Wachowski Brothers' trippy update of Speed Racer got us all revved up about the best cars ever to burn rubber on the big screen. Here's a list of some of our favorites.
1958 Plymouth Fury
MSRP: $3754 in 1958 but those weren't alive, so it's hard to say.
Options: Psychotic murderous personality, jealousy, auto locks (may not necessarily lock or unlock when you want or need them to).
MPG: This one's a big, heavy old school gas guzzler. Luckily, however, Christine also runs on blood.
Back to the Future (I, II, & III)
MSRP: Stickered at $25k in 1981 at the dealer, however when you add Doc's extensive modifications and the ability to travel through time, it's priceless.
Options: Flux Capacitor running at 1.21 Jigawatts, LEDs to indicate where you are, where you're going and where you've been, plutonium chamber.
MPG: Depends whether you measure based on gas, plutonium or after Doc Brown's eco-friendly mods to run on garbage.
McQueen's 1968 Mustang GT 390 Fastback
MSRP: Around $4,000 when it was new, today this classic 'Stang can fetch up to ten times that from collectors.
Options: Top-of-the-line shocks for those bumpy San Fran streets, re-tuned 390-cubic inch engine and racing tires to minimize skid on sharp turns during intense chases.
MPG: This is a pure muscle car, baby, so that engine roar is definitely going to cost you at the pump.
1974 Monaco 440 Magnum
(aka The Bluesmobile)
The Blues Brothers
MSRP: The original Bluesmobile was traded for a microphone. This one's at least worth a guitar.
Options: Loudspeaker roof tie-up, vintage police logo decals, blues hats and Ray-Ban Wayfarer 1 Sunglasses.
MPG: When you're on a mission from God, what's the difference?
1932 Deuce Coupe
MSRP: A meager $490 bucks in 1932, this one is an all-time car classic fetching upwards of $60,000 in mint condition today.
Options: V-8 flathead engine perfect for drag racing, flame decals .
MPG: A tricked out, modded hot-rodder, best to save this one for the quick trips rather than as a full-time commuter.
MSRP: This one was placed for sale a few years back for a whopping $150k!
Options: Police-style sirens, Ghostbuster logo decals, proton packs plus Ray Parker Jr. is available as your singing driver for minimal fee plus meals. "Who You Gonna Call?"
MPG: Not great on the gas mileage, luckily you can bill your ghost-ridden clients for wear and tear.
MSRP: Roughly 105,214,996.34 Japanese yen.
Options: Grip tires, cutter blades, extra trunk space for storing sidekicks and pet monkeys.
MPG: 12 miles per button of peyote.
1977 Trans Am
Smokey and the Bandit
MSRP: A box of Slim Jims and a carton of Skoal.
Options: Sun Roof, CB Radio, Mustache, Sally Field.
MPG: 8 miles per gallon of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Spy Who Loved Me, Casino Royale
MSRP: $180,000 -- not counting after-market upgrades from Q's workshop.
Options: Too numerous to list. Notable items include bulletproof glass, oil-slick deployer, adaptive camouflage, defibrillator, in-dash herpes tester.
MPG: Not known. James Bond's vehicles rarely survive long enough to run through a full tank of gas.
Herbie the Love Bug & Sequels
MSRP: $17,500 - approximately the same as Herbie Fully Loaded star Lindsay Lohan's most recent rehab bill.
Options: Racing stripes, number decals, sentience.
MPG: Since Herbie runs entirely on cute, mileage is virtually infinite.
The Batman films
MSRP: Unknown, since the car is not yet commercially available.
Options: Varies depending on model. Jet engine comes standard on all versions. We recommend the bulletproof cocoon.
MPG: Wayne Enterprises has declined to publish fuel economy information for this vehicle.
Options: GPS voice navigation by sarcastic Jude Law.
MPG: Who cares? We want one.
MSRP: You can't buy an animated car, silly.
Options: Eyeballs in place of a windshield, an over-inflated ego, and a mouth spouting Owen Wilson's voice.
MPG: A dismal 1.8 miles per gallon of methanol.
MSRP: Winning ebay bid: $15.
Options: Mike Myers when he was funny, Dana Carvey when people knew who he was, and all the free Queen music your heart desires.
MPG: 16 miles per schwing!
1961 250 California Spyder
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
MSRP: Depends whether you're talking before or after Cameron's car-totaling meltdown, but mint, this vintage beauty will run you up to $4 million these days.
Options: A loveably mischievous and über-popular best friend in a sweater vest, rub-down diapers, reverse mileage kit.
MPG: Difficult to calculate, what with valets taking it out for joyrides all the time.
The Italian Job, The Bourne Identity
Options: Bonnet stripes, heated windshield wiper jets, and the ability to drive down stairs.
MPG: 32, but you'd better convert to an electric engine if you're going to drive through the subway tunnels.
Mystery Machine Van
MSRP: Five doobies and a packet of Scooby snacks.
Options: A spacious interior and a freaky, talking dog.
MPG: It's a mystery (hahahahahaha, ahem).
LTD Country Squire Station Wagon
(aka the Wagon Queen Family Truckster)
National Lampoon's Vacation
MSRP: Approximately $40 for remaining parts after the Griswolds are done with it.
Options: Metallic pea green paint, wood paneling, eight headlights, a dead old woman on the roof and remains of dog carcass tied to the back.
MPG: 1 gallon per loop around Wally World.