Goldfinger Aston

Martin is greatest

movie car

Aston Martin DB5, Goldfinger
Aston Martin DB5, Goldfinger, interior
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
DeLorean, Back to the Future
Herbie, VW Beetle
Batmobile, Dark Knight films
Hyundai Veloster, Ant-Man and The Wasp, 2018, side
Hyundai Kona, Ant-Man and The Wasp, 2018, poster
Hyundai Santa Fe, Ant-Man and The Wasp, 2018, poster

JAMES Bond's Aston Martin DB5 is the greatest movie car of all-time, according to new research by Korean car maker Hyundai.

The iconic motor was first seen in 1964's Goldfinger and has appeared in seven Bond movies to date, most recently in 2015's Spectre.

It comes equipped with a host of gadgetry including a bullet-proof rear windscreen, in-built machine guns, tyre slashers - and an ejector seat.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang finished second in the poll - followed by Doc Brown's DeLorean from the Back to the Future trilogy in third spot.

Herbie, the star of five movies so far, came fourth and the Batmobile from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight movies finished fifth.

The research of 2,000 UK adults was commissioned by Hyundai to celebrate the appearance of the all-new Veloster, Kona and the next-generation Santa Fe in the new Marvel movie, Ant-Man and The Wasp.

The most prominent of the three cars in the new Ant-Man movie is the Hyundai Veloster - featured in hot pursuits, fast manoeuvres and incredible stunts serving as the ultimate escape vehicle.

A spokesperson for Hyundai, said: "Having our all-new Veloster immersed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a great way to entertain consumers and showcase the vehicle's stylish design and performance capabilities to a massive audience.

"We wanted to take full advantage of this collaboration by engaging fans and providing them with experiences beyond the big screen."

Other popular vehicles include James Bond's Lotus Esprit S1 which featured in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me (6) and Greased Lightning from 1978's Grease (7).

Charlie's getaway Minis from 1969's The Italian Job secured eighth spot, while the Ford Mustang GT Fastback from Steve McQueen's Bullitt came ninth.

Cars from Marvel movies appear several times - including Iron Man's Audi R8 from the first Iron Man flick and his Acura NSX Roadster concept from Avengers Assemble.

Agent Coulson's Lola from Avengers Assemble made the list and Hank Pym's Triumph Spitfire from the first Ant-Man film.

The Batmobile features three times in the list - the Tim Burton version (11), the version made famous by Adam West (10) - along with the Christopher Nolan version (5).

Six in 10 Brits think cars are integral part of cinema history and around half said cars feature among their fondest movie memories.

Carried out through, the research also identified the greatest car chases of all time.

Number one was the sequence from The Italian Job, second place went to the chase in Bullitt and third spot went to the scene from 1971's The French Connection.

Amid this, 55 per cent agree the ideal car chase should feature near misses, 32 per cent want to see motors driving into oncoming traffic and 29 per cent want crashes.

Twenty-eight per cent think the perfect chase needs police cars, a quarter want to see pedestrians jumping out the way and a fifth want wheelies.

And it should last four minutes, 23 seconds on average.


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