James Bond’s Aston Martin voted greatest film car – beating Back To The Future’s DeLorean

James Bond’s Aston Martin has been named the greatest film car – beating the DeLorean from Back to the Future, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

A study of 2,000 adults revealed Bond’s iconic DB5, which has featured in seven flicks to date, was the ultimate movie motor with 27 per cent of the vote.

The 1963 Volkswagen Beetle ranked fourth. The Lotus Esprit S1, another Bond car, ranked fifth.

The 1948 Ford Deluxe, more commonly known as “Greased Lightning”, and the Minis from The Italian Job, also ranked highly in the top 40.

The Batmobile, from Batman Begins, as well as Tim Burton’s portrayal of the vehicle in Batman and Batman Returns, were also firm favourites.

UberEats will be delivering the new KFC Zinger Popcorn Bucket in iconic film cars
UberEats will be delivering the new KFC Zinger Popcorn Bucket in iconic film cars
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Sunjiv Shah, general manager at Uber Eats, said: “It’s clear from our survey that most people would love to get their hands on one of these amazing motors to try them for themselves.

“Many of them are cars you could only wish to see flying down the road, so it’s an amusing prospect that one of them could turn up in your street to deliver a KFC order.”

It also emerged The Italian Job was seen as having the greatest car chase of all time, followed by Bullitt and The Fast and The Furious.

The ultimate film car chase required near-misses and driving on the wrong side. There were also many crashes.

The top 40 list featured three different Batmobiles from the Batman movie franchise
The top 40 list featured three different Batmobiles from the Batman movie franchise
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According to OnePoll research, seven out of ten movie buffs consider cars an integral part of cinema history.

Due to their roles in movies featuring particular cars, the study revealed that Steve McQueen and Sean Connery were the most prominent icons behind the wheel.

More than a third said there was a particular car they’d love to own from a film where they do have the money, with Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 and the Ford Mustang GT Fastback, the most desirable.

Customers living in London will need to order the new menu item before they can be eligible for a movie car delivery.


  1. James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 (seven James Bond movies to date)
  2. Doc Brown’s DeLorean – 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 (Back To The Future trilogy)
  3. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Customised Paragon Panther (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
  4. Herbie – 1963 Model 117 VW Type 1 Beetle (Five Herbie movies including “The Love Bug”)
  5. James Bond’s Lotus Esprit S1 (James Bond – The Spy Who Loved Me)
  6. Greased Lightning – 1948 Ford De Luxe (Grease)
  7. Charlie’s getaway Minis – 1968 Austin Mk I Mini Cooper S (The Italian Job)
  8. Batmobile/Tumbler (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight)
  9. Ford Mustang GT Fastback (Bullitt)
  10. 1960s Batmobile – Customised 1954 Lincoln Futura (Batman: The Movie)
  11. Tim Burton’s Batmobile (Batman, Batman Returns)
  12. “Bumblebee” – 1977/2009 Chevrolet Camaro (Transformers)
  13. Bandit’s Trans Am – 1977 Pontiac Trans Am (Smokey and the Bandit)
  14. Ecto-1 – 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor (Ghostbusters)
  15. Mr Frye’s Ferrari – 1961 Ferrari 250GT California Spyder SWB (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
  16. Louise’s Thunderbird – 1966 Ford Thunderbird (Thelma and Louise)
  17. The Bluesmobile – 1974 Dodge Monaco with police package (Blues Brothers)
  18. Christine – 1958 Plymouth Fury (Christine)
  19. ’44 Toyota Supra Mark IV (The Fast and the Furious)
  20. 1969 Mustang (John Wick)
  21. Iron Man’s Audi R8 (Iron Man)
  22. Dodge Charge (The Fast and the Furious)
  23. The taxi (Taxi Driver)
  24. 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T (Vanishing Point, Death Proof)
  25. Ben’s Alfa Romeo – 1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto (The Graduate)
  26. Buck’s Pussy Wagon – 1997 Chevrolet C-2500 Silverado Fleetside (Kill Bill)
  27. Pursuit Special – Modified 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe (Max Max)
  28. Lola – 1972 Chevrolet Corvette belonging to S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson (Avengers Assemble)
  29. “Eleanor” – 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Gone In 60 Seconds)
  30. Iron Man’s Acura NSX Roadster concept (Avengers Assemble)
  31. Marie’s 1989 Mini (The Bourne Identity)
  32. Robocop’s 6000 SUX (Robocop)
  33. Ryan Gosling’s 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle (Drive)
  34. The Dude’s Gran Torino – 1973 Ford Gran Torino (The Big Lebowski)
  35. Milner’s Deuce Coupe – Customised 1932 Ford Coupe (American Graffiti)
  36. Shaggin’ Wagon – 1984 Ford Econoline (Dumb and Dumber)
  37. The Gigahorse (Mad Max: Fury Road)
  38. 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX (Baby Driver)
  39. Fozzie’s uncle’s Studebaker – 1951 Studebaker Commander (The Muppet Movie)
  40. Cole Trickle’s race car – 1990 Chevrolet Lumina NASCAR (Days of Thunder)

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