Exotic Cars Destroyed By Hollywood
Hollywood has become synonymous with high-action blockbusters, heartwarming dramas, tear-jerking love stories…Oh, and it just so happens to be the place where the destruction of unique cars takes place often. Wouldn’t it be great if your expensive car turns into a movie star?
Hollywood is sometimes facing a lot of criticism for destroying classic American muscle cars and trucks. However, the same has become a trend in the exotic car world too. I knew this would happen when “Driven” came out in 2001.
The movie showcased some high-speed cars, but the car would spin out of control and crash at the end of every famous track scene. I knew back then that directors would try to duplicate this and haven’t been disappointed.
We all know that Hollywood is far away from reality. For today’s blog, We thought of an excellent little write-up to share with the readers about cars that have been destroyed in Hollywood movies.
The History Of Exotic Car Destroyed By Hollywood
Since the dawn of cinema, car chases and their inevitable destruction have been a staple of Hollywood films. The silent picture Runaway Match, released in 1903, is the first car-centric picture. With its debut in 1912, Mack Sennett’s Keystone Cops presents an idea of the horseless carriage pursuit.
In 1928’s Two Tars, Laurel and Hardy were among the first to address the unsettling consequences of traffic jams and road rage, with the lads progressively demolishing a line of automobiles in festering acts of irritation with their unhappy motorists.
Filmed vehicle chases and car destruction have since become a mainstay of cinema, with films such as Bullit (1968), The Blues Brothers (1990), and the Fast and Furious franchise (2001) pushing the boundaries of destruction.
Most Expensive Car Destroyed In a Movie By Hollywood
During the film “Furious 7,” a Lykan Hypersport from W Motors becomes popular for a stunt and destruction during the scene. This car is the most expensive car ever destroyed in a movie. The Lykan Hypersport is an exclusive vehicle from the Dubai-based firm, with an engine capable of producing 750 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to go from 0 to 62 mph 2.8 seconds.
In Furious 7, did they crash a Lykan HyperSport?
The answer is a resounding no. The Lykan Hypersport is a one-of-a-kind car with a limited manufacturing run. With a price tag of 3.4 million dollars, they only manufactured 7 of these. The fact that it has diamonds in the headlights contributes to the price.
Fast & Furious 7 featured a vehicle that looked like a Lykan Hypersport. It was a version that specifically came into existence just for the film. They only made a couple of these for the film. The filmmakers were still expensive, but it didn’t blow the budget for just one automobile. It was just a shell.
Now, look at these most exotic cars destroyed in Hollywood movies.
1. 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet
This bachelor party destroys the groom’s father-in-1969 law’s Mercedes, revealing everything about the father-in-law. That movie depicts the type of person who today owns these antique cars: well-off, middle-aged men. That automobile was worth a good amount of money when The Hangover was made. It was initially for sale for $95,000.
2. 1946 Ford Super DeLuxe Convertible
The destruction of this classic car made the audience cheer in this movie as there was a classic car chase scene that features Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) on the run from Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) and also his band of thugs was purely timeless.
The car belonging to Tannen was a 1946 Ford Super De Luxe convertible with a 292 flathead v8 engine. The price tag of this car is around $89,900-$100,000. Undoubtedly, it was nice to look at that piece of art and it was on public display at the Universal Studios for many years but was sold to a private collector in 1996 and now resides in Wisconsin.
3. Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640
In this 2008 episode of the “Batman” franchise, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) was affluent enough that he probably didn’t mind wrecking his Lamborghini Murcielago. You have to drive a Lamborghini if you want people to notice you because they always have the most extreme styling. This has always been the craziest car. Lamborghini Murcielago cost more than $315,000.
4. Lamborghini Huracán
“You need to purchase a Lamborghini if you want to show off your money to the world,” a user told the newspaper reporter. Lamborghinis are akin to Ferraris but considerably wilder. Those are rich playboys’ automobiles. According to Bloomberg, at least one out of six Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4s gets huge fame in the filming of “Doctor Strange” (each worth roughly $238,000) used in stunts.
5. 1970 Dodge Charger
All Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) upgrades make his 1970 Dodge Charger so desirable. You could pack a massive engine into it because it was so big. Some option codes can quadruple the car’s price. It features a roll cage, an aftermarket engine, maybe new wheels, and most likely a changed suspension in the movie. According to NADAGuides.com, a comparable Charger in good condition is worth more than $40,000.
6. Lincoln Continental
Although vintage automobiles contribute to the cost of period films, Paramount got a decent deal on this 1941 Lincoln when filming “The Godfather.” It probably wasn’t worth that much in the 1970s. It was probably something along the lines of, ‘Oh sure, maybe some old guy has one around.’ In the early 1940s, they were famous as luxury automobiles; nowadays, they may bring up to $50,000.
7. 2006 Aston Martin DBS
The Aston Martin cars that were made specifically for Casino Royale were given to the studio for the appearance in the film, which is quite generous considering that each one has a price tag of over $400K. The DBS makes a spectacular exit from the film, setting the world record for most barrel rolls assisted by a cannon.
Car Crashes Are Real? Do They Destroy Expensive Cars In Hollywood Movies?
They aren’t always real.
The BMW Z8 sawed in two in the James Bond film “The World Is Not Enough” has OEM sheet metal but kit-car mechanicals below. In that film, several of the Z8s were 1/25 scale replicas. Although utilized an actual Z8 in the movie, BMW asked that it be returned in its original condition.
They are, however, occasionally real.
The BMW 750 James Bond drove under remote control in “Tomorrow Never Dies” was a real car, with joystick controls mounted deep in the rear passenger footwell and small cameras on display. The BMW Classic Museum in Munich has that automobile on exhibit. The frequently damaged cars featured in movies, like the Tokyo Drift automobiles.