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21st May '16 9:05:45 PM erforce
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-->--''Film/BackToTheFuture''

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-->--''Film/BackToTheFuture''
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* The Ecto-1 from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and its [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters related]] [[WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters material]]. It may be a bit of a subversion, as the model of car used was shown to be old and junky (and generally used as a hearse, i.e., to transport dead bodies for burial), yet it is still considered a cool car due to its visually striking appearance.

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* The Ecto-1 from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and its [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters related]] [[WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters material]]. It may be a bit of a subversion, as the model of car used was shown to be old and junky (and generally used as a hearse, i.e., to transport dead bodies for burial), yet it is still considered a cool car due to its visually striking appearance.



** And recently featuring cameos from the likes of [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture the DeLorean]], [[Series/KnightRider the KITT]], and [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} the Ecto-1]].

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** And recently featuring cameos from the likes of [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture the DeLorean]], [[Series/KnightRider the KITT]], and [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} the Ecto-1]].
13th May '16 12:37:01 PM MostDangerousChair
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* [[http://www.gizmag.com/mercedes-benz-biome-concept/17096/ The Mercedes-Benz Biome]] deserves special mention. Not because of looks or specifications (because it hasn't even been made yet), but because of how it's being made--by ''[[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum being lab-grown.]]''
13th May '16 12:03:08 PM MostDangerousChair
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* Why has no one mentioned the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Furai Mazda Furai]]? Imagine the future, a Le Mans car, a Hot Wheels original car, and anime had a [[UnusualEuphemism fourway]].
13th May '16 11:43:27 AM MostDangerousChair
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** In fact, it would have beaten the Veyron for the Guinness world record for Fastest Production Car in the world, but it didn't have enough models produced to qualify for the achievement, and thus is the only reason the dumb-ol' Veyron still holds the world record.
8th May '16 1:52:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* VigilanteMan MackBolan uses a decidedly uncool GMC motorhome, which does however have the advantage of being the last thing anyone would expect a OneManArmy to be driving. It has advanced electronic surveillance capabilities, an onboard computer system with phone link (in the 1970s!) and a retractable 4-shot guided missile launcher, but no armour except for some steel plates around the driver's seat, as Bolan only uses it for long-range combat.

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* VigilanteMan MackBolan uses Mack Bolan known as "''Literature/TheExecutioner''" has a decidedly uncool GMC motorhome, which does however have the advantage of being the last thing anyone would expect a OneManArmy to be driving. It has advanced electronic surveillance capabilities, an onboard computer system with phone link (in the 1970s!) and a retractable 4-shot guided missile launcher, but no armour except for some steel plates around the driver's seat, as Bolan only uses it for long-range combat.
7th May '16 7:49:54 PM Pichu-kun
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* The Mach 5 from ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' is so goddamn cool it's even listed as a [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robot]]. Other cool cars graced ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' too, of course, such as:

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The Mach 5 from ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' is so goddamn cool it's even listed as a [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robot]]. Other cool cars graced ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' too, of course, such as:


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* Mikaze from ''Anime/OccultAcademy'' has a flashy car. When Abe sees it he's surprised that a low-key looking waitress like her owns one. He had wanted one since childhood. Mikaze [[DrivesLikeCrazy drives very fast]], which freaks out Abe.
25th Apr '16 8:15:09 AM 4444jdm
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** ThoseWackyNazis also had some cool racing cars too. Back to 1930s when aerodynamics were primitive, there were some [[PimpedOutCar modified Grand Prix racing cars]] that [[{{Zeerust}} sported spaceship-style design that wouldn't be seen for next decades]]. These cars were used to beat the speed records under [[GovernmentConspiracy Nazi propaganda purposes]]. [[AwesomeButImpractical However, since they were land speed record cars, they were too terrible to drive and due to their bodyshells enclosed the wheels entirely, their handling were terrible too.]] [[spoiler:There's one case where Bernd Rosemeyer piloted a streamliner, attempting to break the speed records, and [[HeroicSacrifice killed]].]]

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** ThoseWackyNazis also had some cool racing cars too.too, especially StupidJetpackHitler streamlined racers. Back to 1930s when aerodynamics were primitive, there were some [[PimpedOutCar modified Grand Prix racing cars]] that [[{{Zeerust}} sported spaceship-style design that wouldn't be seen for next decades]]. These cars were used to beat the speed records under [[GovernmentConspiracy Nazi propaganda purposes]]. [[AwesomeButImpractical However, since they were land speed record cars, they were too terrible to drive and due to their bodyshells enclosed the wheels entirely, their handling were terrible too.]] [[spoiler:There's one case where Bernd Rosemeyer piloted a streamliner, attempting to break the speed records, and [[HeroicSacrifice killed]].]]
25th Apr '16 8:13:14 AM 4444jdm
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** Speaking about Bugatti, why not include those wacky limousines of late 1920s? The Royales are one of the largest cars in the world, even larger and heavier than a new Rolls Royce Phantom. Only six out of 25 were made, though, due to TheGreatDepression when Euuropean royal families won't buy luxury cars.

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** Speaking about Bugatti, why not include those wacky limousines of late 1920s? The Royales are one of the largest cars in the world, even larger and heavier than a new Rolls Royce Phantom. [[DevelopmentHell Only six out of 25 were made, though, though]], due to TheGreatDepression when Euuropean European royal families won't buy luxury cars.



** In any list of cool race cars, there are always 2 cars that are bound to compete for the top slots. The Ferrari 250 [=GTO=] and its rival, the Ford [=GT40=]. The former is so iconic and nowadays, so rare that when it appeared on Top Gear, it could not be driven simply because the [=BBC=] could not afford to pay the insurance for it.

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** In any list of cool race cars, there are always 2 cars that are bound to compete for the top slots. The Ferrari 250 [=GTO=] and its rival, ArchEnemy, the Ford [=GT40=]. The former is so iconic and nowadays, so rare that when it appeared on Top Gear, it could not be driven simply because the [=BBC=] could not afford to pay the insurance for it.
23rd Apr '16 6:42:31 AM __Vano
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Heroes need to be able to get to where the action is. And when they have to get from point "A" to point "B", no ordinary vehicle will do. The hero's ride has to be just as unique and awesome as the hero is. This calls for a Cool Car.

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Heroes need to be able to get to where the action is. And when they have to get from point "A" to point "B", no ordinary vehicle will do. The hero's ride has to be just as unique and awesome as the hero is. This calls for Enter a Cool Car.
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Most Cool Cars, even ones that have no inherent super abilities, will be curiously immune to breakdown, physical damage or a realistic fuel range. No matter what manner in which the hero drives, as long as he's determined to stay on the straight and narrow and fight for the forces of good, his car shows an EmpathicWeapon's ability to never get scratched, dented or even dirty. It may also be able to outperform similar or even superior vehicles simply by virtue of having the hero behind the wheel. Driving one also seems to ensure you'll have RockStarParking privileges. If you're ''really'' lucky, you'll have a CoolGarage to park it in.

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Most Cool Cars, even ones that have no inherent super abilities, will be curiously immune to breakdown, physical damage or a realistic fuel range. No matter [[DrivesLikeCrazy what manner manner]] it is in which the hero drives, as long as he's determined to stay on the straight and narrow and fight for the forces of good, his car shows an EmpathicWeapon's ability to never get scratched, dented or even dirty. It may also be able to outperform similar or even superior vehicles simply by virtue of having the hero behind the wheel. Driving one also seems to ensure you'll have RockStarParking privileges. If you're ''really'' lucky, you'll have a CoolGarage to park it in.



In RealLife, many types of the Cool Car actually have quirks in control or handling that [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs can get an inexperienced or drunk or distracted driver into an accident]], and/or can quickly reach lethal speeds and have less crumple zones and bulk due to being built for speed or appearance over safety. A common example of the former is called "Lambo brain," where people overwhelmed with the Cool Car factor yet inexperienced with steering in a Lamborghini (or who are distracted/drunk and going too fast when they take a turn) [[http://youtu.be/1pgm8I0B8bY?t=34s spin out, crashing into whatever is in the way]]. An example of the latter is that with ''many'' of the Cool Cars built for speed and lightness, they have fewer crumple zones, some have fuel systems that catch on fire post-engine fire/internal fire or post-accident in ways that rival a Pinto, and many are convertibles - all of which makes them cool, but all of which makes them far more dangerous in accidents and a fire danger. Most supercar drivers are actually advised due to the increased fire/explosion risk to both carry fire extinguishers in the event of engine or dropped cigarette/electrical wiring/etc fires and to ''abandon the car'' and run as far away as soon as possible if the fire extinguisher doesn't work immediately or they survive a wreck.

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In RealLife, many types of the Cool Car actually have quirks in control or handling that [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs can get an inexperienced or drunk or distracted driver into an accident]], and/or can quickly reach lethal speeds and have less crumple zones and bulk due to being built for speed or appearance over safety. A common example of the former is called "Lambo brain," where people overwhelmed with the Cool Car factor yet inexperienced with steering in a Lamborghini (or who are distracted/drunk and going too fast when they take a turn) [[http://youtu.be/1pgm8I0B8bY?t=34s spin out, crashing into whatever is in the way]]. An example of the latter is that with ''many'' of the Cool Cars built for speed and lightness, they have fewer crumple zones, some have fuel systems that catch on fire post-engine fire/internal fire or post-accident in ways that [[EveryCarIsAPinto rival a Pinto, Pinto]], and many are convertibles - all of which makes them cool, but all of which makes them far more dangerous in accidents and a fire danger. Most supercar drivers are actually advised due to the increased fire/explosion risk to both carry fire extinguishers in the event of engine or dropped cigarette/electrical wiring/etc fires and to ''abandon the car'' and run as far away as soon as possible if the fire extinguisher doesn't work immediately or they survive a wreck.
22nd Apr '16 9:43:39 AM kawaiineko333
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* In VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV, the Regalia is this to Noctis and his party.
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