• May 15, 2008
Employing research that they certainly did not get from AOL Autos, Forbes is at it again with a list of the Top 10 Fastest Fictional Cars. One of the things we find odd about the list is that there are a number of cars included that you can actually buy or make pretty easily, like James Bond's Aston Martin DBS or the General Lee. That, and a lot of cars for sale today are as fast or faster than some fictional ones on the list.

Yet the strangest thing on the list has to be that Lightning McQueen, he of Cars fame, has a 750-horsepower V8 but takes 4.5 seconds to get from 0-to-60. Disney, come on. It's no wonder Lightning had self-esteem issues.

We won't tell you what No. 1 is, but it goes 800-MPH and runs on Energon, which, sadly, Chevron doesn't carry. Click the link for the full rundown, and check out the list of honorable mentions as well, which includes the Gran Torino from Starsky & Hutch and the G-6155 Interceptor from the Spy Hunter video game. Thanks for the tip, Benjamin!

[Source: Forbes]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      What, no mention of Automobili Cyclops?
      • 6 Years Ago
      ??? Where did they pull those top speeds from? Are they fantasy times from the film/TV "history" or just completely made up?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Oh yeah, and where is Mad Max?
      • 6 Years Ago
      What about the Jet Car from the Banzai Institute? It could reach the eighth dimension...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Curious. Wouldn't the Delorean from Back to the Future be the fastest? It can finish the race before it starts.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Yet the strangest thing on the list has to be that Lightning McQueen, he of Cars fame, has a 750-horsepower V8 but takes 4.5 seconds to get from 0-to-60. Disney, come on. It's no wonder Lightning had self-esteem issues."


      Not really knowing but does a NASCAR stock car really have a fast 0-60 time? I mean those things are geared for top end not 0-60 or quarter mile times right?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ahh. Fascinating fact.

        I was about to say Lightning McQueen had been hitting the Hagen-Dazs pretty hard, but yeah. I guess not.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes--if anything, Lightning is embellishing his 0-60 time.

        Popular Mechanics published a comparison test between a production Chevy Monte Carlo and a then-Winston Cup Monte Carlo race car in 2002. Although a bit old, the basic specs of the Sprint Cup cars haven't changed much, and that car, with ~780 bhp, went from 0-60 in 6.2 seconds.

        http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/motorsports/1269036.html?page=4
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Wraith. that ppg paint job and aero body had to be slippery and fast.
      I'll eat the spare tire if that thing couldnt do 180-200 per movie.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You talking about the Dodge Turbo Interceptor?
        • 6 Years Ago
        2.2 Trans Four OHC 8 valve I4 (2198 cc / 132 cid)
        400 Horsepower @ 7000 RPM
        300 lbs of torque
        0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds (estimated)
        1/4 mile: 12.9 seconds @ 104 mph (estimated)
        Top Speed: 194.8 (observed speed - Road & Track Magazine)

      • 6 Years Ago
      Why is there no Initial D AE86? That could outrun a RX-7!

        • 6 Years Ago
        In the environment that that AE86 races in, it probably would be faster than half the cars on this list. List also fails for no F-Zero machines, those things can do over 2500 km/h, while drifting!
      • 6 Years Ago
      the list disappoints...it has all the cars, but the order in which they are lined up is pathetic...the mustangs from Gone in 60 seconds and Bullit way down the order which is intolerable
      • 6 Years Ago
      Forbes forgot one or two cars. see list below
      1) the first Batmobile
      2) the first Mach 5
      3) the Green Hornets car, Black Beauty
      and lastly The Autobots
      • 6 Years Ago
      These cars don't have anything on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Chitty was a Grand Prix champion, and could both float on water, and fly!
      • 6 Years Ago
      a stock 1970 Charger could have never hit 200, not with a 4-speed, not with that brick-like aero, and most definitely not with less than 400bhp.
      Forbes is not a car magazine, people. Obvious much?
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's what I was thinking. Maybe the ones they actually raced in Nascar but not street ones. I find it hard to believe that something as crude as the old charger could have almost the same top speed as the crafted in a wind tunnel modern z06
        Dave
        • 6 Years Ago
        It is true that a stock Charger won't hit 200,that is exactly why Chrysler came out with the Dodge Daytona And the Plymouth Superbird,Same cars mechanically with areo modifications. They were available to the general public for purchase so they could use them in NASCAR. And it would do it if you could find a nice long road and be crazy enough to try it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They also forgot about the car that Charlie Sheen drove in 'The Wraith' - a machine built by dodge and PPG Industries.
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