By Patrick Rall
There have been plenty of Chrysler Group vehicles featured in movies and on television shows but we want to know which car you think is the best Mopar Hollywood car of all time? Check out our list below and click the link at the end to go into the forums and place your vote!
Dukes of Hazzard – General Lee Dodge Charger – The Dodge Charger that needs no introduction. There is arguably no car in history that has a paint scheme that is more distinct than the orange “01” design with the confederate flag on the roof.
The Wraith – Dodge M4S Turbo Interceptor – This twin turbocharged car may not have ever made it to production but next to Christine, there has been no other movie that had a car that served as the leading role. Plenty of movies center around cars but The Wraith was the main character – of course with the help of Charlie Sheen. With over 500 horsepower, this unique K-based supercar could reach a top speed of 194.8 miles per hour…in real life.
Vanishing Point- Dodge Challenger – While the moving Vanishing Point didn’t receive the kind of attention that some of the other vehicles on the list did, the Kowalski-driven Challenger R/T in the ultimate car guy movie has become a cult classic…even spawning a limited edition Kowalski edition Dodge Challenger SRT8.
Twister – 2nd generation Dodge Ram – Helen Hunt drove a 2nd generation Ram throughout the movie and even in the worst tornado-ridden conditions, this truck proved to be unstoppable.
Viper (TV Show) – Dodge Viper RT/10, Viper Defender – Has there ever been a TV show called Mustang or Camaro or Corvette or even Ferrari? No. The fact that the mighty Viper got its own TV show helps to emphasize just how awesome the Viper has always been and the fact that the show included not just the awesome Viper RT/10 but also the ready to “Defender” version of the Viper is just one of the reasons that the Viper show was pure awesomeness.
The Fast and the Furious – Dom’ Blown Dodge Charger – The gorgeous, blown Dodge Charger driven by Dominic Torrreta in the first in a long list of cheesy car flicks was the ultimate “bad guy car” that met an untimely demise at the end – but was still pretty freakin’ sweet.
Christine – 1957 Plymouth Fury – In the history of automotive movies, no car has done more intentional murderous damage than the 1957 Plymouth Fury named Christine. While Christine wasn’t a Dodge product, she was just too beautiful and too sinister to ignore in this poll.
Blues Brothers – Dodge Monaco – The most famous police car in Hollywood history is arguably the Dodge Monaco driven by the Blues Brother on their historic hell raising run.
Bullitt – 1968 Dodge Charger – Powered by a 440 cubic inch big block V8 with 375 horsepower, the black A Body Dodge served as “the other car” in the 10 minute chase scene with the Bullitt Mustang close in tow. This scene is regarded by many as being the greatest chase scene ever filmed.
Joe Dirt – 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona – Joe Dirt was a lovable loser and when he got his hands on a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona – even with the multicolor paint scheme – we all envied David Spade’s character…even more than we did for scoring Jamie Lee Presley.