Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth installment in Michael Bay's ongoing saga to blow everything up, may have a new leading man (Mark Wahlberg) but something will undoubtedly remain the same: you'll still desperately want an Autobot of your own. Sure, Optimus Prime might not be the most practical mode of transportation, but damn, it would sure look good. So as we count down to Transformers: Age of Extinction, take a look at the new trailer, then peep our picks for ten other iconic movie cars (in no particular order) that we still wish we could take out for a spin around the block.
1970 Dodge Charger R/T from The Fast and Furious
Don't get us wrong, there are dozens and dozens of cars we'd like to get behind the wheel of from the Fast and the Furious franchise, but there's something about the sentimental value of Don Toretto's Dodge Charger and the fact that this thing can take a licking and come back for more (it makes appearances in Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6). That and it just looks really, really cool.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder from Ferris Bueller's Day Off
As a teenager, nothing seemed cooler than the prospect of borrowing your uptight friend dad's prized Ferrari and taking it for a joy ride with your pals around Chicago. (Well, you and some parking lot attendants.) As an adult, that still seems pretty damn great, actually. In the words of Ferris Bueller himself, "It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up."
1963 Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger
James Bond's ride (and all of its various spy gadgets) is as synonymous with the secret agent man as martinis and beautiful women. The Aston Martin first made its debut in the Bond seres in Goldfinger, and has since appeared in Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Living Daylights, Goldeneye, Die Another Die, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall.
1977 Trans-Am Special Edition from Smokey and the Bandit
If you're going to attempt to outrun the law while transporting cases of Coors, you'd better look damn cool doing it. While it's not mandatory to grow a Burt Reynolds mustache before driving this Trans-Am, it is encouraged.
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future
Alright, so in real life the DeLorean turned out to be a bust, but on the big screen it was the coolest mode of time travel transportation imaginable. Even if it is a lemon, given the chance we'd still flip open those needlessly complicated doors, gun it to 88 and see what happens.
1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance from Ghostbusters
Speaking of fulfilling childhood fantasies: raring up the alarms, slapping on your Proton pack, and speeding your souped-up 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor around the streets of Manhattan to bust some ghosts.
1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe from Mad Max
Since driving in most traffic feels like a post-apocalyptic hellscape, we'd prefer to endure it in the modified V8 Inceptor, the Pursuit Special. It's the duck's guts.
2005 Customized Lamborghini Tank Batmobile from The Dark Knight
From Adam West's groovy 1966 ride to Tim Burton's gothic take on the superhero's best weapon in his arsenal, generations have dreamed about getting behind the wheel of the Batmobile. (Not only because it looks incredible and can do lots of cool stuff, but because you know Robin has to sit bitch and there's something incredibly satisfying about that.) Still, we give the slight edge to the Batmobile in The Dark Knight, which doubles as a Tumbler and a Batpod.
1968 Ford Mustang GT390 Fastback from Bullitt
Before we all drove around California pretending we were Ryan Gosling in Drive, we all drove around California pretending we were Steve McQueen in Bullitt
1976 AMC Pacer from Wayne's World
Sure, compared to the other cars on this list, this one's much smaller and a bit of a clunker (customized flames on the side are a must), but it still remains the best car to rock out to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" while driving around the Chicago suburbs with your best pals. But, please, whatever you do, don't spew in the Mirth Mobile.