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20th Jun '18 1:47:42 PM QuizzicalPieridine
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* The Incredimobile from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. Too bad it was only seen in the opening.
** It does, however, make a comeback in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles2'' where it's revealed that Bob has a remote for the vehicle that can activate all of its features, including its ability to transform into a boat.

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* The Incredimobile Incredibile from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. Too bad it was only seen in the opening.
** It does, however, make a comeback in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles2'' ''WesternAnimation/Incredibles2'' where it's revealed that Bob has a remote for the vehicle that can activate all of its features, including its ability to transform into a boat.boat. [[spoiler: And he gets a new Incredibile by the end of the film, this one having a [[RedIsHeroic red color scheme]]]].
18th Jun '18 2:38:37 PM jimbodeek
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** It does, however, make a comeback in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles2'' where it's revealed that Bob has a remote for the vehicle that can activate all of its features, including its ability to transform into a boat.
11th Jun '18 7:54:42 AM FanGirl2292
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* The Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles have the Turtle Van (also known as the Party Wagon[[note]]It's called the Turtle Van in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the original series]], and the Party Wagon in the toyline and video games based on it, although the "Party Wagon" name was later used in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 series]].[[/note]]), which, according to Turtlepedia, is filled with "all kinds of technology the Turtes found or developed". Among other things, it has laser guns on the roof, and on the fold-out doors. They also other vehicles as well.

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* The Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles have the Turtle Van (also known as the Party Wagon[[note]]It's called the Turtle Van in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the original series]], and the Party Wagon in the toyline and video games based on it, although the "Party Wagon" name was later used in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 series]].[[/note]]), which, according to Turtlepedia, is filled with "all kinds of technology the Turtes found or developed". Among other things, it has laser guns on the roof, and on the fold-out doors. They also have other vehicles as well.
21st May '18 4:53:14 PM darkemyst
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** Tim Drake's [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]] had the Redbird. An armored sports car designed to shift some panels and blend in with civilian cars at the push of a button that was equipped with some of the same gadgets as the Batmobile.
17th May '18 12:43:58 AM Hjortron18
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->'''Marty''': Wait a minute... wait a minute Doc, are you telling me that you built a TIME MACHINE... out of a [=DeLorean=]?!\\
'''Doc''': The way I see it, if you're going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?

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->'''Marty''': ->'''Marty:''' Wait a minute... wait a minute Doc, are you telling me that you built a TIME MACHINE... out of a [=DeLorean=]?!\\
'''Doc''': '''Doc:''' The way I see it, if you're going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?
6th May '18 9:34:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TopGear'': The Bugatti Veyron SS - with nearly 1000bhp and a price tag in the millions, held the record for fastest lap until the Atom V8 knocked it off the top, [[CompanionCube Oliver]], ''every'' Aston Martin to have ever appeared on the show - [[SerialEscalation so cool they get their own mini-fridge that sits past the "Sub Zero" section]], the Koenigsegg CCX - a car so DifficultButAwesome that even [[BadassDriver The Stig]] found it hard to control... If we listed every example, we'd be here all week.

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* ''Series/TopGear'': ''Series/TopGearUK'': The Bugatti Veyron SS - with nearly 1000bhp and a price tag in the millions, held the record for fastest lap until the Atom V8 knocked it off the top, [[CompanionCube Oliver]], ''every'' Aston Martin to have ever appeared on the show - [[SerialEscalation so cool they get their own mini-fridge that sits past the "Sub Zero" section]], the Koenigsegg CCX - a car so DifficultButAwesome that even [[BadassDriver The Stig]] found it hard to control... If we listed every example, we'd be here all week.



* Jaguar's E-Type. To the point that [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]] called it the beating heart and soul of England.

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* Jaguar's E-Type. To the point that [[TopGear [[Series/TopGearUK Jeremy Clarkson]] called it the beating heart and soul of England.



** No discussion of Italian automotive successes is complete without Lancia. TopGear dedicated an episode to their history of cool cars, see below.

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** No discussion of Italian automotive successes is complete without Lancia. TopGear ''Series/TopGearUK'' dedicated an episode to their history of cool cars, see below.



** Slides close to TheAllegedCar territory, if [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]] is to be believed. His GT spent more time in the shop, almost always due to electrical faults, than on the road, but he once said that when it was working, it was quite good.

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** Slides close to TheAllegedCar territory, if [[TopGear [[Series/TopGearUK Jeremy Clarkson]] is to be believed. His GT spent more time in the shop, almost always due to electrical faults, than on the road, but he once said that when it was working, it was quite good.



* ''Series/TopGear'' has the Cool Wall, where new cars 'coolness' is rated by Clarkson and Hammond. One of the rules is that [[SelfDeprecation any car actually owned by the presenters must be uncool]]. Hence the Fiat Panda 1.4 being halfway across the studio at the 'Uncool' end - James May has one.

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* ''Series/TopGear'' ''Series/TopGearUK'' has the Cool Wall, where new cars 'coolness' is rated by Clarkson and Hammond. One of the rules is that [[SelfDeprecation any car actually owned by the presenters must be uncool]]. Hence the Fiat Panda 1.4 being halfway across the studio at the 'Uncool' end - James May has one.



*** And just to make things clear, the Super Sport is currently the fastest Production car in the world, it was apparently purposely designed to reclaim its title as fastest production car in the world from the [[TopGear Big-Fast-Shelby-American-Car-Thingy]][[note]]SSC Ultimate Aero TT[[/note]] which was the title holder of the time at 256mph. The Bugatti team were expecting it to go at least 258mph, but as the onboard-speedometer showed (which read in Kilometers) it ran at 414kph (which was the target speed) ''[[SerialEscalation and kept climbing]]''. 2 Runs later and after getting an Average speed it could went at 431.81kph which -translated into miles- is roughly 267mph beating the old record by a ''mile'' ([[DontExplainTheJoke or to be precise, 11]]).. And to think it still has all the luxuries of a normal Veyron makes it even more amazing.

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*** And just to make things clear, the Super Sport is currently the fastest Production car in the world, it was apparently purposely designed to reclaim its title as fastest production car in the world from the [[TopGear [[Series/TopGearUK Big-Fast-Shelby-American-Car-Thingy]][[note]]SSC Ultimate Aero TT[[/note]] which was the title holder of the time at 256mph. The Bugatti team were expecting it to go at least 258mph, but as the onboard-speedometer showed (which read in Kilometers) it ran at 414kph (which was the target speed) ''[[SerialEscalation and kept climbing]]''. 2 Runs later and after getting an Average speed it could went at 431.81kph which -translated into miles- is roughly 267mph beating the old record by a ''mile'' ([[DontExplainTheJoke or to be precise, 11]]).. And to think it still has all the luxuries of a normal Veyron makes it even more amazing.



** All three of these cars sound like an UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny waiting to happen which it almost did on Series/TopGear where it not for A: ExecutiveMeddling with the three concerned automotive companies changing the rules on when they could finally test them and B: a certain Jeremy punching a producer in the face. You can still have that showdown yourself in ''VideoGame/ProjectCARS 2'' as all three of the above cars are available in the same Road A class.

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** All three of these cars sound like an UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny waiting to happen which it almost did on Series/TopGear ''Series/TopGearUK'' where it not for A: ExecutiveMeddling with the three concerned automotive companies changing the rules on when they could finally test them and B: a certain Jeremy punching a producer in the face. You can still have that showdown yourself in ''VideoGame/ProjectCARS 2'' as all three of the above cars are available in the same Road A class.



* The older electric cars could be heart-stoppingly ugly, but some of the newer ones are certainly cool looking at least - the Aptera 2 Series, which looks like it was made for George Jetson, and the Tesla Roadster, an electric sports car that managed to impress '''[[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]]''' (a man who is usually rather disdainful of electric cars).

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* The older electric cars could be heart-stoppingly ugly, but some of the newer ones are certainly cool looking at least - the Aptera 2 Series, which looks like it was made for George Jetson, and the Tesla Roadster, an electric sports car that managed to impress '''[[TopGear '''[[Series/TopGearUK Jeremy Clarkson]]''' (a man who is usually rather disdainful of electric cars).



* The Caparo T1 (originally Caparo was known as [=FreeStream=]). Basically a formula-one car designed from the ground up to be street-legal (fitted with turn-signals, headlamps, tail-lights, a rear-wing to press the tyres to the ground, and a passenger's seat). From a standstill, it takes 2.5 seconds to attain 60 mph speed. Zero to a hundred mph takes 5 seconds. Max speed, 205 mph. They actually chose to omit a roof because to fit it with a roof would require air-conditioning, which would cost enough horse-power to actually render that 205 mph speed unreachable. Problem is, when you travel at sensible traffic speeds, you have so little downforce, the tyres have next to ''no'' traction whatsoever. Remarking that "it's possibly the most amazing, maybe the fastest, and almost certainly the '''scariest''' car ever made", TopGear host Jeremy Clarkson said this about picking the short straw when the time came to choose who would take one for a test-drive, in one of only a handful (countable on the fingers of one hand) of times that Clarkson has dropped his trademark [[DeadpanSnarker sarcasm-heavy]], [[CasualDangerDialogue blasé]] façade he wears in most of his reviews.

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* The Caparo T1 (originally Caparo was known as [=FreeStream=]). Basically a formula-one car designed from the ground up to be street-legal (fitted with turn-signals, headlamps, tail-lights, a rear-wing to press the tyres to the ground, and a passenger's seat). From a standstill, it takes 2.5 seconds to attain 60 mph speed. Zero to a hundred mph takes 5 seconds. Max speed, 205 mph. They actually chose to omit a roof because to fit it with a roof would require air-conditioning, which would cost enough horse-power to actually render that 205 mph speed unreachable. Problem is, when you travel at sensible traffic speeds, you have so little downforce, the tyres have next to ''no'' traction whatsoever. Remarking that "it's possibly the most amazing, maybe the fastest, and almost certainly the '''scariest''' car ever made", TopGear ''Series/TopGearUK'' host Jeremy Clarkson said this about picking the short straw when the time came to choose who would take one for a test-drive, in one of only a handful (countable on the fingers of one hand) of times that Clarkson has dropped his trademark [[DeadpanSnarker sarcasm-heavy]], [[CasualDangerDialogue blasé]] façade he wears in most of his reviews.
11th Apr '18 9:29:16 PM MagnusForce
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* Some defense teams in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' drive these.
** In ''Series/UltramanTiga'' and its SequelSeries ''Series/UltramanDyna'', GUTS has a fairly standard-looking patrol car, but it comes equipped with a laser cannon on its roof that they can use to blast at kaiju.
** ''Series/UltramanMax'': The car used by DASH can not only fire lasers from its hood, but '' fly''.
** ''Series/UltramanX'''s Xio uses three vehicles -- a patrol car called Athos, a minivan called Aramis, and a truck called Porthos -- all equipped with powerful laser cannons to add some extra firepower to support Ultraman X against kaiju. They can also merge with Xio's planes, the Muskettys, for aerial combat.
2nd Apr '18 11:00:22 AM naturalironist
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Sometimes, the car is cool enough that it actually can become a protagonist in the series -- ''e.g.'' KITT in ''Series/KnightRider'' and the General Lee in ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' are arguably the ''main'' protagonists of their respective shows and are as iconic to the audience as the human stars.

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Sometimes, the car is cool enough that it actually can become a protagonist in the series -- ''e.g.'' KITT in ''Series/KnightRider'' and the General Lee in ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' are arguably the ''main'' protagonists of their respective shows and are as iconic to the audience as the human stars.
stars. A CarSong is where a CoolCar is the star of a song instead.
1st Apr '18 1:07:19 PM infinity370
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** Speaking of old electric cars, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla once modified a 1931 Pierce-Arrow with an all electric engine, which drew power from ''the air'', letting his Pierce-Arrow hit speeds up near 90 miles per hour. ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome In the 1930's!]]''
28th Mar '18 2:28:36 PM Rockclaw1955
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** As are the Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Pontiac Firebird, Plymouth Barracuda, etc.. Pretty much every manufacturer back then took their standard cars, gave them a bright orange coat of paint, and stuffed a massive V8 under the hood. You'd be surprised the amount of cool it results in.

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** As are the Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Pontiac Firebird, Plymouth Barracuda, etc..Pontiac GTO (the car that is considered by many to have started the trend in the 60's),etc.. Pretty much every manufacturer back then took their standard cars, gave them a bright orange coat of paint, and stuffed a massive V8 under the hood. You'd be surprised the amount of cool it results in.in.
**Many of these cars (Pontiac GTO, Chevrolet Bel Air, etc) were so cool, songs were written about them. Some examples include "Little GTO", "409", "Shut Down", and "SS396."
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