A few weeks ago, I got an idea for a post here at GeekOut.ph thanks to an email I received from Carmudi. I thought to myself "Man, it'd be cool if Carmudi had every conceivable car on their listing." With that rattling in my head, I listed down what cars from fiction would just be awesome to drive down the Skyway while blasting some Katy Perry or some Taylor Swift. Let's go take a look at that list right now!
Let's get the obvious one out of the way from the get-go. The Batmobile is one of the most recognizable fictional car despite it having many, many looks. The specs and features of the Batmobile really depends on the medium and the story it was featured in, but they all have one thing in common - badassery.
I'm actually quite partial to the BTAS batmobile, though. Look at that thing.
That's a sexy beast right there. The hood is oversized, meaning there are a bunch of goodies packed in there besides a massively overpowered engine. The Batman: The Animated Series Batmobile is practically a driveable utility belt with a grappling hook, oil slick dispensers, ejection seats, navigation computers, and a turbine engine among other things.
Imagine pulling up to a McDonald's drive-through in that beauty.
In an episode of The Simpsons, Homer was asked by his successful half brother, Herb, to design a car for the everyman. Unfortunately, Homer had a different idea of what the average American wanted in a car. Thus, he created The Homer.
This car was a monstrosity in the eyes of Herb Simpson, and with the price tag of $82,000, it was way too steep for the Simpsons Universe. To me, though, having The Homer would be a dream. Not only would you be the most unique vehicle on the road, but you'd also a mess of functions at your disposal.
You've got an engine that sounds like the end of the world, and horns (there are three) that play La Cucaracha. The rear bubble is for kids or people you don't want to really interact with. Even better, there are restraints for the rear bubble people. All that and shag carpeting, and you've got yourself a mean machine.
It's been a fantasy of mine to drive down a highway and hearing people shout out "HERE HE COMES, HERE COMES SPEED RACER! HE'S A DEMON ON WHEELS!"
The Mach 5 is a racecar built by Pops Racer whose actual name from the original Japanese series is Daisuke Mifune. Yep, that M on the hood doens't stand for Mach, it stands for Mifune.
Besides the obvious awesomeness of a white Mach 5, it comes stocked up with features - auto-jack, instant belt tires, front cutter blades, a bullet proof deflector (because racing is srs bsns), special headlights, an underwater frogger mode (perfect for Makati flooding), a homing robot, and a homing device. With all those features, not only will you be the fastest thing on the road, you'll also be the safest.
Time Travelling DeLorean
The makers of the DeLorean of Back to the Future fame is an IRL company, DMC. So, technically, you can buy a DeLorean if you wanted to. But the one I want comes with a Flux Capacitor.
Travel back in time? I'm down for some of that. Even if my DeLorean didn't have any time traveling capabilities. As long it's pimped out like that, anyone over the age of 25 would immediately know what it was and be all like "Awwwww snap!"
In the original Knight Rider series, KITT was a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am - a beautiful car. It was a fine machine. And if you're lucky enough, totally possible to get one. But you'll be hard pressed to find one as amazing as KITT. KITT stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand, and KITT is alive. Well, artificially, at least.
Not only could KITT talk to you and help you out with your emotional issues, he (yeah, it's a he) could give you a quick boost of speed via its Turbo Boost, drive himself, and scan things in front of you. Defensively, KITT is resistant to small arms fire, drills, and even artillery shells. Because you never know when you'd suddenly find yourself in a war. And to escape, you have oil slicks and smoke screens.
I bet maintenance would be a bitch.
How cool would it be to ride around in the alt form of history's best Transformer?
And in the best version of Optimus Prime, too. The G1-style big rig, and not that Bayformers bullcrap. It doesn't even have to transform into the actual Optimus Prime. It can stay a truck. However, the horn must, MUST be the transforming sound OR the quick "robots in disguise" sound byte.
Who you gonna call?
The Ecto-1 is a 1959 Cadillac, pimped out by a Dr. Ray Stanz. As recognizable as it is loud and gaudy, I'd be turning heads all over the Metro. Just, no ghost hunting requests, please. Oh, and I'd have to be doubly sure that my sirens are turned off because that shit can actually get you arrested.
Triple T Tank
It isn't the most practical vehicle out there but who wouldn't look like a badass in a tank made for one person, armed for war but offers about as much protection as a cotton wifebeater.
Armed with a couple mounted guns and two goddamn missiles (yes, fucking missiles), no one in their right mind is going to fuck with you for riding something as slow as a tractor and shields you as effectively as a bicycle.
Interceptor (Spy Hunter 2)
Vamp Mk. II