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007’s Aston Martin is greatest movie car ever

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James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 is the greatest movie car ever, according to a poll.

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 survey, followed by Doc Brown’s DeLorean from the Back to the Future trilogy.

Ant-Man and The Wasp - Hyundai Veloster

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

Carried out through OnePoll.com, 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.

Top 40 greatest movie cars

1. James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 (seven James Bond movies to date)
2. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Customised Paragon Panther (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
3. Doc Brown’s DeLorean – 1981 De Lorean DMC-12 (Back to the Future trilogy)
4. Herbie – 1963 Model 117 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle (five Herbie movies including ‘The Love Bug’)
5. Batmobile/Tumbler (Dark Knight trilogy)
6. James Bond’s Lotus Esprit S1 (James Bond – The Spy Who Loved Me)
7. Greased Lightning – 1948 Ford De Luxe (Grease)
8. Charlie’s getaway Minis – 1968 Austin Mk I Mini Cooper S (The Italian Job)
9. Ford Mustang GT Fastback (Bullitt)
10. 1960’s Batmobile – Customized 1954 Lincoln Futura (Batman: The Movie)
11. Tim Burton’s Batmobile (Batman, Batman Returns)
12. The Bluesmobile – 1974 Dodge Monaco with police package (The Blues Brothers)
13. Ecto-1 – 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor (Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II)
14. Bumblebee’ – 1977/2009 Chevrolet Camaro (Transformers)
15. Louise’s Thunderbird – 1966 Ford Thunderbird (Thelma & Louise)
16. Iron Man’s Audi R8 (Iron Man)
17. Mr. Frye’s Ferrari – 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
18. Bandit’s Trans Am – 1977 Pontiac Trans Am (Smokey and the Bandit)
19. Robocop’s 6000 SUX (Robocop)
20. Christine – 1958 Plymouth Fury (Christine)
21. Dodge Charger (five Fast and The Furious movies to date)
22. 1969 Mustang (John Wick)
23. 44 Toyota Supra Mark IV (The Fast and The Furious)
24. ‘Eleanor’ – 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Gone in 60 Seconds)
25. Iron Man’s Acura NSX Roadster concept (Avengers Assemble)
26. Lola – 1962 Chevrolet Corvette belonging to S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson (Avengers Assemble)
27. Travis Bickle’s taxi (Taxi Driver)
28. Ben’s Alfa Romeo – 1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto (The Graduate)
29. Shaggin’ Wagon – 1984 Ford Econoline (Dumb and Dumber)
30. Marie’s 1989 Mini (The Bourne Identity)
31. Dodge Challenger R/T (Vanishing Point)
32. Ryan Gosling’s 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle (Drive)
33. The Gigahorse (Mad Max: Fury Road)
34. Buck’s Pussy Wagon – 1997 Chevrolet C-2500 Silverado Fleetside (Kill Bill)
35. Fozzie’s uncle’s Studebaker – 1951 Studebaker Commander (The Muppet Movie)
36. Pursuit Special – Modified 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe (Mad Max)
37. The Dude’s Gran Torino – 1973 Ford Gran Torino (The Big Lebowski)
38. 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T (Vanishing Point, Death Proof)
39. Garth’s Mirth Mobile – 1976 AMC Pacer (Wayne’s World)
40. Hank Pym’s Triumph Spitfire (Ant-Man)

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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