The Most Iconic Cars in Movies

Every actor has a film, after which he, as they say, wakes up famous. But movies can make a star not only out of people, but also cars. In our article we present the most famous cars that have ensured success for our favorite films.

Christine

Plymouth Fury 1958
A negative character, whose role went to a car, is the notorious “Christina” by Stephen King. This is just the case when the protagonist of the movie is not a person, it is a car. An interesting fact: all models of Plymouth Fury in 1958 were made in a banana-yellow color scheme, and according to the book the model was bright red. Stephen King said that at his request the car had been dyed in red and white.

Ecto-1

Cadillac Miller-Meteor 1984
The car, which got the name ECTO1, was converted from the Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance model produced in 1959 for the film of Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters 2 (1989). One of the main advantages of this model was a huge salon and spacious seats. In reality, this model was used as a catafalque and ambulance.

DeLorean

DeLorean DMC-12
The car was lucky enough to become a part of the cult trilogy “Back to the Future” in which she was a time machine. In reality, DeLorean accelerates to 100 km in 10.5 seconds, thanks to the petrol V6 engine. It has a 5-speed manual transmission and thousands of fans all over the world.

Batmobile

“Batmobile”
A unique car was created for each of the films devoted to the adventures of the superhero. They were built on the basis of one of the serial models. For example, Tim Burton’s “Batmobile” is based on Chevrolet Caprice and Buick Rivera. It has a shield mode in case of an attack and a jet engine instead of the regular one.

Ford Gran Torino 1976
In the original series of the 70’s “Starsky and Hutch” the characters rode on a red Ford Gran Torino, which also took part in the filming of a remake with Ben Stiller in the title role.

Aston Martin DB5
In the James Bond films not a lot of people can memorize specific models of cars on which the 007 rode. But the whole Aston Martin brand is associated with the legendary spy. The most recognizable and popular “bondmobile” is Aston Martin DB5, which first appeared in the series “Goldfinger” in 1964.

Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala 1967
For already 12 seasons of the series “Supernatural”, fearless brothers Winchesters romp through America and fight with evil spirits on the Chevrolet Impala, that one of the main character, Dean Winchester, got from his father. The creator of the series Eric Kripke repeatedly stressed that from the very beginning the car was considered to be “the third main character”.

Bumblebee

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 1976/ Chevrolet Camaro 2006

What kind of a teenager would not want a car that is capable of turning into a badass robot to fight the Autobots? In the action movie Transformers such a fantastic opportunity is given to Sam Vitviki. In the first series of “Transformers” Bumblebee turns into a Camaro Chevrolet Z28 (1977). It is interesting that the Bumblebee car in the original cartoon “Transformers” in 80’s was Volkswagen Beetle. But the modernization of Chevrolet in 2006 gave the movie a lot of strength and power.

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What New to Expect in Auto Shows

Whether you have plans for buying a new car or just interested in new cars, you may already be visiting car shows to do your research. At car trade shows you will find some awesome displays that help exhibitors to  promote their cars, including banner stands, truss displays, modular booths and more. If you have already visited trade shows  it is likely you’ve seen what 2016 has in store. Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Mazda3 have maintained their top position in the top list for long now, but the auto sector is taking a new dimension. The world is looking forward to innovative automotive with fantastic features, a highly-performing engine, excellent paint job and a fully equipped interior. Rival companies aren’t taking any chances.

The question is, what kind of cars do we expect to see in the coming years? Will Toyota Camry, Mazda3 and Honda Accord maintain their top position? Here is some hint.

What to expect in auto shows 2016 – 2020

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1. Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT is to be released by 2018. According to some sources, it will look something close to 2015’s EXP 10 Speed 6 that got its fame due to its salient cab-rearward, a fully-equipped interior, a highly-performing engine and a fantastic paint job design. There is a plan to replace today’s steel underpinnings to make it quicker, sharper and lighter while on the road than what we have now. It will also have a larger space but will maintain the 2+2 coupe whose rear space is limited.

2. Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin is expected to undergo a lot of changes between 2016 and 2018. One of them is a crossover that is eco-friendly. Contrary to what DBX pictured it to be, the model is bending towards a traditional SUV targeting a new version that is extremely luxurious. Aston Martin describes it as environmentally responsible, but that isn’t enough to earn it some credit in car shows. Aston Martin is looking forward to giving you an emission-free automotive with an improved engine performance and an electric motor for each wheel. If you are a true car fanatic, then you will want to pay all the upcoming auto shows some visit.

3. BMW X2

BMW brings you the smallest SUV, much sportier and sleeker than its previous versions. The paint job is nicely done, its interior is quite fascinating and last but not least, you may want to see how far it can go with an electric motor with a 100g/KM CO” emissions. BMW X2 is already receiving credits from automotive lovers for having two series of active tourer’s platform, and there are high chances it will be displayed on several upcoming car shows.

4. Ford Fiesta

Automotive fanatics all over the UK and other parts of the world are looking forward to a new MK8 version of Ford, Fiesta. Compared to the existing model, it will be a little bit lower giving it a much sleeker silhouette design, but this won’t change the platform. It is expected to be broad and long with an excellent interior, much better than what we have now. The paint Job is currently red, but this may change depending on user’s opinions. Ford Fiesta is one car you may expect to see in many upcoming car shows.

5. Honda Civic

Honda Civic has made a lot of appearances in auto shows today due to its striking, durable and spacious feature. On the other hand, it has lost many credits due to its regular driving experience and cabin, and that is why you can’t just miss the 2017 model in auto shows. The paint Job, interior, engine and many other things won’t be different from what we see in today’s version. What makes it worth waiting is, its fastback body, something that will make it outstand its competitors. But not only that. It also features a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel putting it at the top of its class. According to recent reviews, Honda Civic is one car you can’t miss in the upcoming car shows.

The bottom line

Technology is changing so fast, and so is the automotive industry. Whether it is Audi, Lexus, Subaru, Porsche or BMW, a new release will always come with its version, something much different from the current version. Everything has become a competition, from the paint Job and interior to an engine. Whether you have plans for buying a new car or just interested in seeing new cars, you may want to see what 2016-2016 car shows has in store for you.

The new design trends in automobiles- cars, racing cars and trucks displayed in trade shows.

Automotive industry includes all the companies as well as the activities involves in the manufacturing of the motor vehicles which includes components like car bodies and engines but excluding fuel, batteries and tires. The principal products of the automotive industry include racing cars, passenger automobiles and light trucks which includes sports utility vehicles, vans and pickups vehicles. It also includes commercial vehicles like large transport trucks and delivery trucks that are used for transporting things from one destination to another. Automotive industry has enjoyed a period of profitability and relatively strong growth as the annual sales of the cars has reached highest levels as the annual sales of the vehicles have witnessed a sharp increase. The future demands of the cars, racing cars and trucks has also increased sharply as the car manufacturers are betting bog in the future demand of these vehicles.

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The new design trends in automobiles are being showcased in the trade shows as there are some changes that are taking place in this sector with these cars and vehicles. One of the most prominent features of the cars includes the upgraded paint as high gloss paint has been extinct now as there are many car designers who are consider white to be the hottest color of the season. The latest trends in the automotive industry is the addition of candy or metallic finishes that adds more vibrancy and depth to the look of the car as it is in rage now. Few years back 15 inch wheels were considered to be the standard element but the recent changes include bigger wheels as designers prefer big wheels for the latest cars. The massive and attractive 22 inch back wheels of the recently launched cars are the latest trend that has been witnessed in this industry.

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Some of the newest technology that is being showcased in the trade shows for the purpose of marketing includes panoramic roofs, bedazzling headlights and automated manual transmission. Panoramic roofs, windows expanding to roofline and roof with expanded sunroof panels are some of the recent trends that have been popular in the car designs. The glass technologies have also been evolved quickly as these high impact plastics and glass have especially been designed for handling heavy use, impacts and shocks without failing under stress. Bedazzling headlights also known as headlamps are used to add bling to the car and also to enhance its look and appearance. The headlamps indicate the high end level of technology as advanced cars comes with high quality headlights and a well designed sports car has aggressive headlight design. Trade shows displays some of the best cars and sports cars that come with high output lighting technology including high efficiency LEDs that offers a visual appeal to the car. Automated manual transmission is the electro hydraulic mechanism that is used for automating manual transmission that is derived from Formula 1. With all these newest technology, the automotive industry is heading towards the right direction as there has been an increase in the marketing of the different cars, sports cars and trucks.