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->''"N. Gin opened a custom auto parts store in UsefulNotes/ToledoOhio. The store closed after a massive recall when his patented "Clear-the-Road" missile system sparked havoc on the nation's freeways."''
-->-- '''N. Gin's''' WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, ''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing''

A lot of the time, it is not enough for your CoolCar to simply be cool. Having extra measures in place in order to facilitate the capture of the enemy you're chasing, or your escape from the enemies chasing you, might not only be helpful, but necessary. Enter the Weaponized Car. Equipped with both offensive and defensive measures, this item is a must-have for the discerning BadassDriver. Many options are available, but the standard loadout includes:

* '''[[CoolCar Sports Car]]:''' Nine times out of ten, the Weaponized Car is gonna be a pretty slick ride. {{Weaponized Car}}s that take the form of trucks and more heavy-duty vehicles usually go to enemies and/or supporting characters. If not, the car is usually a...
* '''Technical:'''[[labelnote:*]]The term 'Technical' comes from US military use in Somalia during the early 1990's. Non-governmental organizations were not allowed to hire security contractors, but still needed to protect their property in the lawless country, so they used "technical assistance grants" to pay local armed thugs to guard them. These thugs usually rode around in pickup trucks with machine guns on the back.[[/labelnote]] A small pickup, utility vehicle or a truck converted into a fighting vehicle, usually with a heavy weapon bolted on the cargo bed. Usually this weapon is a machine gun, but can just as well be a anti-aircraft cannon or heavy anti-tank rocket launcher.
* '''[[MoreDakka Machine Guns]]:''' Usually mounted somewhere on the hood, these serve as the primary offensive weapons. They have BottomlessMagazines.
* '''[[StuffBlowingUp Missiles]]:''' Normally mounted on the roof (or occasionally behind the headlights), these tend to be used fairly sparingly, since their supply is limited. They seem to see more use clearing obstacles than taking out enemies.
* '''OilSlick:''' Sprays a thick layer of oil on the road behind the car, causing pursuers to lose control and crash.
* '''{{Caltrops}}:''' Ejects several dozen of these sharp, jack-like objects which will puncture the tires of pursuers.
** '''Land Mines:''' If you really want to get nasty, just blow them up instead.
* '''Smoke Screen:''' Produces a cloud of dense smoke behind the car. If the pursuers aren't ''right'' on the driver's tail, this can be used to obscure dangerous obstacles, like a sharp bend in a mountain road.
* '''SpikedWheels:''' These you'll almost never see the good guys use for some reason, but if the bad guys have a Weaponized Car, they will ''always'' have these. Sharp blades extend from the center of the hubcap, used to shred the tires of a car directly alongside.
* '''[[ImprovisedArmor Hillbilly Armor]]:''' Makeshift armour like steel plates, sand bags, railroad track or caterpillar track idlers strapped, bolted or welded to protect the engine and crew.

Reinforced armor, bulletproof glass, and a turbocharged engine are also pretty standard, for obvious reasons. Weapons like machine guns and missiles can almost always retract into the car in order to keep a low profile in settings where this is necessary. Vehicles with pintle-mounted weapons, such as military HMMWV's, do not count; a Weaponized Car only needs one driver for complete functionality (This does not stop some cars from having them, however).

Subtrope of CoolCar. Not to be confused with CarFu. See VehicularCombat for the game genre based around a bunch of these blasting the crap out of each other.
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!!Examples:
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[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* The Mach 5 from ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' is armed to the teeth. The saws were always used to cut down obstacles, though.
** Except in the "car wrestling" two-parter, where Speed used the saws to rip through ''other cars.'' (And the automatic jacks to smash other cars from above.)
* Roger Smith's Griffin in ''Anime/TheBigO'' has machine guns and a missile launcher (among other features), though these are rarely seen used.
* [[GunsmithCats Bean Bandit's]] car, named "The Buff", is a custom built muscle car with spikes in the wheels, bullet-proof glass, and wheels that can turn 90 degrees on a whim.
* Done in ''SupercarGattiger'', both with the five individual vehicles and the combined supercar.
* The Fireball race cars in ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'' has plenty of weapons of them, as it is a no-rules race where drivers crash into other drivers' cars.
* ''Anime/LupinIIICrisisInTokyo'': Lupin has one, but he's interrupted before he can use it to its full potential. By a dentist's office.
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[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* The eponymous supertruck from ''US-1'', as reviewed by [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]. Oddly enough they spend lots of time describing the new toys the truck has, only for the hero to simply run the villain off the road. (John Henry in disguise?)
* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} The Batmobile]]
* The unfortunately named [[NewGods Whiz Wagon]]
* [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Fantasticar]]
* ThePunisher's battle van.
* ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'s [[CoolCar Jaguars E-Type]]. The weapons vary depending on the particular one he picked and what modifications he did this time, and have included smoke bombs, DeadlyGas, {{Caltrops}}, [[StuffBlowingUp mine launchers]], [[KillItWithFire flamethrowers]], ''[[FrickinLaserBeams lasers]]'', and many other things ([[ImprovisedWeapon some not actually meant to act as weapons]]) in various combinbations, but [[DoesntLikeGuns no firearms]].
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[[folder:{{Film}} - Animated]]
* Most of the espionage characters in ''{{Cars 2}}'' feature missiles, rockets, machine guns, and targeting systems hidden all along their bodies, most notably Finn [=McMissile,=] Holly Shiftwell, Torque Redline, and [[spoiler:Tow Mater.]]
* The [[Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice Team America]] Hummer has various hidden weaponry like missiles and machine guns appear when it's "Valmorphanized".
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[[folder:{{Film}} - Live Action]]
* Many ''Film/JamesBond'' cars since ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' are outfitted this way to some extent; most have at least the missiles and machine guns. In the Brosnan movies, Q will barely mention the weapons, focusing more on the car's less obvious functions, because at this point neither Bond nor the viewers are going to be particularly impressed by the car's ability to shoot missiles.
** Culminating in the shootout between two weaponized cars in ''Film/DieAnotherDay''.
* The recent movie ''Film/DeathRace'' and [[Film/DeathRace2000 the 1978 film]] it was adapted from both run on this trope.
* The Batmobile from the Tim Burton ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movies definitely qualifies as this. The first Batman movie had a heavy-duty armored shield that could be activated when it was parked, machine guns that were mainly used to invoke the BulletholeDoor effect, and a special bomb that Batman used to wipe out the Axis Chemical factory in one scene. The Batmobile in Film/BatmanReturns used side-blades that could cut through stilts, high-speed discs that he used to unseat Skull Riders from their motorcycles, and a switch that turned the rocket-powered exhaust into a weapon, putting the torch on anyone unfortunate enough to be directly behind it.
** Both the Tumbler and the Batpod from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' are also good examples, though the Batmobile seems to see more use as a battering ram than anything else. It probably helps that the Tumbler was an aborted military prototype.
*** The Tumbler isn't really a good example since it's a military vehicle with no unarmed, civilian counterpart. A Weaponized Car is a car with weapons added; the Tumbler is more like a small tank with built-in weaponry.
* {{Lampshaded}} and parodied in ''Film/XXx'', while the R&D guy is able (as per the titular character's request) to fix up a car with an armory of weapons, the thing needs an instruction manual the size of a giant phone book and has an extremely unhelpful array of unlabeled buttons. There's a chase sequence which involves TheHero and LoveInterest trying to look up the right equipment in the manual. It also turned out to be extremely impractical, as the car was designed to attack other cars, not a submarine.
* The 1973 Oldsmobile in ''[[Franchise/EvilDead Army of Darkness]]'' is, with the power of [[GivingRadioToTheRomans modern science]], transformed into a steam-powered tank with a helicopter rotor.
* The Baroness's Hummer in ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.
* The Australian cult classic ''TheCarsThatAteParis''.
* The film version of ''Film/TangoAndCash'' has the pair borrow one of these from a friend to assault the BigBad's stronghold.
* EM-50 "Urban Assault Vehicle" (disguised as a late 70s GMC motorhome) in ''Film/{{Stripes}}''.
* In the movie version of ''Film/SpeedRacer'', '''all''' racing cars were equipped with jump-jacks. The Mach 5 only got extra gadgets added when it was racing in a dirty desert rally.
* The Angels' battle van after Terry has finished modifying it in ''Film/AngelsRevenge''.
* ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' includes a Jewish momma's boy who thinks he is Roger Moore (played by Roger Moore) driving the tricked Aston-Martin DBV from the early ''Film/JamesBond'' films. No machine guns, but the smokescreen, oil slick and EjectionSeat are all used. Ironically, Moore never actually drove this car during his tenure as Bond.
** The Japanese car ([[TheyJustDidntCare co-piloted by]] JackieChan) could also count.
* Although none of its vehicles are actually ''weaponized'', this trope is played with a bit in ''NationalTreasure 2'', in that some RealLife perks now incorporated into high-end cars are used to add novelty to the chase scenes. Most notably, one chase starts out with the heroes' car going ''backwards'', with driver Ben ducked down out of the line of gunfire, and steering via the rear-view camera's video screen.
* Again not technically weaponized, but the car in the Australian heist comedy ''{{Malcolm}}'', designed by the savant of the same name, had very cool features built into it such as the ability to split in half. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlaA_TPMXqY See about 1:30 into this trailer]].
* The ''MadMax'' franchise (and ''Mad Max II'' aka ''The Road Warrior'' especially) has a lot of vehicles that may or may not qualify for this trope depending on your point of view. The post apocolyptic setting means that there isn't anything high tech, but that doesn't stop them wreaking havoc using vehicles.
** Max's car is very fast and pretty awesome (and has a bomb on the gas tank) but is not directly weaponised as such.
** The armored tanker from the final chase is heavily reinforced and protected, but doesn't include weapons systems directly, preferring guys with weapons.
** There is a wide array of custom builds and dune buggys that have mounted weapons systems, battering rams and similar, but as they aren't really 'cars' in the traditional sense its arguable if they qualify. They are pretty sweet rides and have weapons attached.
* A deleted scene in ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn'' has English testing the gadgets on his Rolls Royce, accidentally blowing up a carload of mooks who (unknown to English due to the cars' bullet/soundproofed exterior) are shooting at him.
* In the new film version of ''Film/TheGreenHornet'', Kato turns Bret's dad's old '65 (judging by the grille) Chrysler Imperial Crown limousine into the stylish but tough Black Beauty, replete with such features as bumper missiles, grill-mounted flamethrower, suicide doors with guns in them, miniguns on the front fenders, and an anti-aircraft gun somehow stuffed into the spacious trunk. Not so much overkill.
* In ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', Bumblebee is shown to have a midway transformation that turns him into one of these. The Wreckers leave subtlety at the door and have alternate modes just outright covered in weapons.
* In ''Film/TheJackal,' the title character (played by Bruce Willis) hires Ian Lamont (Jack Black) to build a large-caliber rifle and automated mount to assassinate the First Lady. The rifle and mount are transported in and fire from an SUV, though the vehicle isn't in motion when it does so.
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[[folder:{{Literature}}]]
* MackBolan uses a decidedly uncool GMC motorhome as his "War Wagon," 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 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.
* ''Why Johnny Can't Speed'', a tongue-in-cheek revenge tale by Alan Dean Foster. In this short story, road rage is legal, so all vehicles are armed to the teeth. A father sets out to avenge his son who was killed disputing a lane change.
* Averted in ''Market Forces'' by Creator/RichardMorgan, where road duels are legal but firing weapons from vehicles is banned. However the combatants do find a couple of ways around the "no-weapons" rule. In one case a missile is fired into a hillside as a distraction, and in the climatic battle [[spoiler:the protagonist actually stops and exits his car to fire a shotgun at his opponent.]]
* The David Robbins ''{{Endworld}}'' series has the SEAL, an armoured van that carries twin .50 caliber machine guns, a rocket launcher, a FLAMETHROWER, and stinger missiles.
* In ''Literature/SnowCrash'', Ng uses a heavily-armed airport firetruck as his ''wheelchair''.
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[[folder:LiveActionTV]]
* KITT from both ''KnightRider'' series.
** KARR and GOLIATH!
* The car from the (awesome) ''Series/{{Viper}}'' TV show fits in here as well.
* One episode of ''Series/{{CHiPs}}'' featured the 'stunt car bandits' who drove a movie stunt car equipped with an OilSlick, smoke screen and other gadgets.
* ''Series/StreetHawk'' brought us a rare example of a weaponised ''motorcycle''.
** There were also weaponized, ''flying'' motorcycles in ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Galactica 1980]]''. But [[FanonDisContinuity we don't talk about that series]].
* On ''{{Chuck}}'', Casey's beloved Crown Vic [[spoiler: launches a missile in the Season 3 finale]].
* The vehicles from ''TopGear'''s Police Car Challenge; each presenter fitted a spectacularly low-budget device for stopping baddies onto their vehicle. Richard Hammond had a stinger (a doormat with some nails in it), James May built a spray paint screen for his car (that failed when confronted with windscreen wipers), and Jeremy Clarkson fitted his rear tires with spiked wheels (which caused him to lose a ''wheel'' when he tried to use them).
* ''TopGearUS'' had a challenge to design a Humvee replacement, in which secondhand cars were fitted with paintball guns. There was also a post-apocalyptic challenge episode, where Adam was tasked with fitting a car with weapons. He ended up affixing circular saw blades, a cowcatcher, and a ''catapult'' to it.
* ''TopGear'' and ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' have both dedicated segments to building ''Film/JamesBond''-style cars.
* The Suicide Squad van in ''{{Smallville}}''. It features state of the art electronics, a radar based tracker, reinforced steel siding, and a missile launcher.
* The ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' have tested nearly everything in the above "standard loadout" list, except for the missiles, and had some success with all of them.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' had Gunn's tricked out Ford F250 known as "The War Wagon". It had a mounted stake cannon among other weapons.
* The Battletram in ''TheAquabatsSuperShow''
* ''{{Wiseguy}}''. ProfessionalKiller Roger Loccoco has a car with automatic shotguns facing forward and a Gatling in the trunk, which he only uses in his introductory episode.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* In Creator/SternPinball's ''[[Pinball/BatmanStern Batman]]'', the player must collect three sets of weapon upgrades for the [[CoolBike Bat-Pod]].
* The race cars in ''Pinball/{{Victory}}'' have mounted machine guns as standard equipment.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* The Black Beauty from ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet''.
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[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* Steve Jackson Games: ''CarWars'' and ''{{GURPS}} Autoduel''.
* Games Workshop: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlecars Battlecars]]'' and ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Future Dark Future]]''.
** Ork Vehicles in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Every one of them mounts at least a [[MoreDakka Big Shoota]] and most can mount more. They've even got a [[CarFu giant metal roller]] that's [[RuleOfCool somehow]] their most potent anti-vehicle weapon. They're also notorious for stealing other army's stuff and mounting large artillery on it. They usually remember how the controls work.
* In ''{{Monsterpocalypse}}'', one of the Terrasaur units introduced in the ''All Your Base'' expansion is the Green Fury Van, a heavily-armed van full of heavily-armed eco-terrorists.
* ''{{Rifts}}'', being Post-Post apocalypse and all, all but encourages Adventurers to do this. Not just guns, but [[{{Magitek}} magic]] as well.
* ''Highway2000'' by Threshold Games (and later Gamescience).
* Most vehicles in ''BattleTech'' are tanks, hovercrafts and the like, but this troper's personal standout is the Star League-era Rotunda scoutcar, that looks like a normal sportscar, but carries a heavy laser and a short-ranged missile system, as well as a decent skin of Ferro-Fibrous armor. One operative, stranded during the [[EvilChancellor Aramis Coup]], used his to wage a one-man guerrilla campaign for ''seven years'' before SLDF forces arrived to take the planet back.
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* ''NightStriker'' has the Inter Gray, which is a FlyingCar armed with machine guns (plus, it can [[TransformingMecha transform into a mech]]). Many of the Mooks are also these.
* Both your car and certain enemy cars, called Switchblades, in ''SpyHunter''. They get SpikedWheels; you do not.
* ''StreetsOfSimCity'' also runs on this trope.
** ''Streets of Sim City'' doesn't just run on this trope; this trope is ''the entire game''.
** So is ''Gear Grinder''.
* The ''TwistedMetal'' series is based entirely around this.
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkwind Darkwind: War on Wheels]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Interstate 76}}'' is another VideoGame example.
* The two ''{{Vigilante 8}}'' games are based off of this, too.
* So is ''SmashingDrive''.
* ''{{Mercenaries}} 2'' rewards players who find hidden boxes of parts access to some customized death mobiles, including Vulcan-cannon [=SUV=]s and something called the Panzercycle. And yes, it is as cool as it sounds.
* ''ZoneRaiders''
* ''CommandAndConquerGenerals'' includes the infamous Technical pickup trucks. They initially comes with a machine gun, but with battlefield salvage they can upgrade to recoiless rifles and finally to missile launchers. There are also Battle Bus vehicles in Zero Hour.
* ''VideoGame/DeathRally''
* ''{{Autoduel}}'', the Car Wars video game.
* ''TribalRage'' has everything you could ask for in a car: turrets, mounted machine guns, AP machine guns, flamethrowers, rocket launchers tank slugs...
* In ''SaintsRow2'', the Bear (six wheeled tank) and Bulldog (Hummer) both carry top-mounted, [[MoreDakka unlimited-ammo machine guns]]. In addition, almost every vehicle can be modified to have wheel spikes, although the game prefers to call them [[{{Squick}} 'kneecappers']]
** ''SaintsRowTheThird'' continues the tradition with the N-Forcer, a futuristic SUV with a [[FrickinLaserBeams laser turret]], and the Gatmobile, a van with Johnny Gat's likeness on the front that has a cigarette-shaped flamethrower coming out of its "mouth."
* ''{{Carmageddon}}''
* ''SleepingDogs'' has a DLC that has one as a reward. It has both concealed machine guns and an EMP blast.
* ''{{X-COM}}: Apocalypse'' has the Stormdogs and the [[FlyingCar Phoenix Hovercars]]. While the former is nigh useless due to being stuck on the highly destructible roads, the latter is excellent for supporting [[CoolBike Hoverbike]] [[ZergRush Swarms]] in taking down {{Flying Saucer}}s.
* ''AutoDestruct'' is a shining example of this. You are driving a car which can have 2 kinds of machineguns, 4 kinds of lazers, a dozen kinds of dumb-fire and homing missiles, cannons, mines, oil slicks, smoke screens... well, you get the pic--no, wait. ''[[HyperspaceArsenal All at the same time.]]''
* The Slicecycle in ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' is a motorcycle with a pair of {{chainsaw|Good}}s {{duct tape|ForEverything}}d to the handlebars for slicing up zombies.
* In the WhereAreTheyNow epilogue of ''Videogame/CrashTeamRacing'', [[TheEngineer Dr. N. Gin]] attempted to patent such a system, but, as shown in the page quote, it was hastily withdrawn.
* ''VideoGame/HighwayHunter''
* The ''VideoGame/RallyX'' car can produce a smoke screen.
* ''VideoGame/ZombieDriver'' has you either buy new cars or upgrade them with spikes, armor, and weapons.
* The [[LaResistance partisan units]] in ''VideoGame/ShatteredUnion'' drive these. Further, the cars used in each region of the [[DividedStatesOfAmerica former US]] conform to the stereotypes of that part of the country -- they use [[BourgeoisBohemian limousines]] in the Northeast, muscle cars in the Southeast, [=SUVs=] in the Midwest, [[EverythingIsBigInTexas pickup trucks]] in Texas, El Caminos in the Southwest, and... [[GranolaGirl Subarus/hybrids]] in the Northwest.
* ''VideoGame/{{Quarantine}}'' has a unique take on this: you drive a hover-capable [[BigApplesauce '52 Checker Cab]] armed with various upgradable tools of destruction and [[TheTaxi gain fares]] in a fictional futuristic [[PenalColony prison city]] based on Detroit while trying to escape the city in one piece.
* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', the GUN Truck was simply an improbably large truck that chased down Sonic near the end of City Escape. In the ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' version of the level, however, it has TakenALevelInBadass, and comes equipped with multiple gigantic buzzsaws mounted on arms and a ''rocket booster'' allowing it to drive along a wall after Sonic.
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* Most of the cars in ''WackyRaces''.
* C.A.R. from ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' (who is visually based on the Mach 5 from ''Anime/SpeedRacer''). The buzzsaw is mostly used for threatening Dick.
* Lady Penelope's Rolls Royce in ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}''. In numerous episodes it fires a retractable machine gun from its front. Another episode has it being able to produce an OilSlick, and it is mentioned that it has retractable studs to prevent the wheels from slipping.
** Though the weapon is clearly an autoloader it is not necessarily a machine gun, nor always used as such - multiple individual, clearly-spaced shots suffice to bring down the strafing helicopter in ''Thunderbirds are Go''.
*** Tie in media calls it a machine cannon. Think a small tank cannon but rapid fire.
** The surface rover component of the ''Zero-X'' Mars exploration vehicle also fits this trope, albeit loosely because it is not intended as a combat vehicle. Its gun is used to blast off chunks of rock from high and inaccessible places for geological analysis, but fortuitously comes in handy when [[spoiler:the chunks of rock start ''uncoiling themselves and firing back'']].
* [[MegasXLR Does it count if your car is mounted on top of a Giant Robot?]]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{MASK}} M.A.S.K.]]'': cars, trucks, and other vehicles, even the logo for the series itself, contain a TropeCodifier.
* Kevin's car in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', which Kevin constantly repairs and upgrades with various alien tech and weapons.
** Ben's car gets a dose of this in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''.
* Both [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Major Bludd's]] car and the stolen Cobra truck in ''GIJoeRenegades''.
** "We have shields?"
* Numerous Transformers with car modes have vehicular attack modes, which involve deploying hidden weaponry or mounting a gun piece on it. For example: one of Hot Rod's handguns can be plugged into his engine block. Some just plain have cannons out all the time. Example: ''[[TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]'' Optimus Prime's ladders/{{BFG}}s.
** ''Dark of the Moon'' has the car-bots deploy lots of weaponry while still in car mode, something they'd never done before. Surely, the [[MerchandiseDriven Stealth Force toys, non-transforming but weapon-laden car-mode figures]], that came out that year had [[BlatantLies nothing to do with it]]. But that's just further proof that TropesAreNotBad - Bumblebee popping his cannons during a highway chase-battle was ''awesome.''
* Both the [[TMNT1987 1987]] and [[TMNT2003 2003]] ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' 'toons featured these. The original toon featured the Party Wagon, while the second series featured two different Battle Shells, the Turtle Hauler, and several less-frequently-used vehicles.
* In one of the "Road to Taz-Mania..." episodes of ''TazMania'', enemy agents turn the family mini-van into a weaponized spy car after Hugh, Drew and Taz are mistaken for fellow spies.
* In the opening of one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'', Dilbert and Dogbert are stuck in a bad traffic jam. Fortunately, Dilbert upgraded his car with a missile launcher to deal with such situations.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', a man fed up with traffic weaponized his car. The next day was a holiday and he couldn't put it to use.
* The Mystery Machine is rebuilt as an armoured battle van after it is destroyed towards the end of season two of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
* ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'': Wile E. builds one in "Sugar and Spies". It includes machine guns, a cannon and an EjectorSeat.
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[[folder:RealLife]]
* Do weaponized bulldozers count? If so, I submit the RealLife example of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Heemeyer The Killdozer]].
** And for a more "conventional" RealLife example, South Africa [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/232777.stm has flamethrower equipped cars]] to deter armed hijackers.
* TruthInTelevision: During and immediately after WorldWarOne, several concepts for one man tanks were proposed. One example was the [[http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/GreatBritain/BritishTankettes.html Morris-Martel One Man Tankette]].
** You could say the very concept of the armored car and the later invention of the tank is made of this trope : The first armored cars from the TheGayNineties and TheEdwardianEra were mostly modified civilian variants (with an armored plated chassis and a machine gun turret at the back) and the first tractors were heavily based on the chassis and motors of contemporary heavy duty treaded tractors (both civilian and military ones).
** The typical armored car of WorldWarOne British Army was an [[http://www.rrab.com/nov00.htm armored box]] over a civilian [[http://www.rrab.com/rolls/sg-35.jpg Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost]]. In [[LawrenceOfArabia T. E. Lawrence]]'s eyes, the armored Rolls' were the most prized weapons he had.
--> '''Lawrence''': ''A Rolls in the desert was above rubies.''
* The 2001 ScrapheapChallenge title match was full-size radio-controlled jousting cars.
* Technicals and the most famous examples of the [[RedsWithRockets Katyusha]] resemble this trope, being a four-wheel drive with some form of heavy weapon mounted on the back.
** Similarly, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_Truck gun trucks]] are large cargo trucks modified with guns and armor.
* Another TruthInTelevision: Limousines for government officials and the excessively rich. These carry up to a couple tons of armor, ranging from simple Kevlar panels to hardened steel plates, the windows have several layers of armored glass, tires are filled with foam (they'll never go flat, even despite bullet holes). One Discovery Channel program showed how one vehicle was further fitted out with a caltrop dispenser (VERY easy to do) and no less than ''eight'' places to conceal guns so they would escape even a thorough search.
** Actually most people would be surprised to find out that at least four ''Film/JamesBond'' gadgets are very easy to DIY: caltrop dispensers (all that is needed is a tub-shaped box which rotates pushed by a stepper motor), OilSlick dispensers (a metal can for the oil, an electric pump and 2-4 nozzles), smoke screen (it needs some used motor oil and an injector pump to spray it in the red-hot exhaust) and rotating license plate, which is easier to do in nowadays plastic-bumper cars than [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfinger_%28film%29 in the chromed steel bumper of an Aston Martin]]. However, [[AwesomeButImpractical they have disadvantages]] for someone whose life does not depend on them: stored caltrops are bulky, rattly and noisy, a properly running OilSlick dispenser would need a barrel with at least 20 liters of oil, and rotating license plates with a fake number may have you imprisoned for forgery in some countries if caught. [[CoolCar Cool?]] Yes. Useful? Hardly ever.
** A more "normal" example is the minigun-armed SUV in BarackObama's inauguration. A "Dillan Tactical Vehicle", for those who care. The minigun folds in for easy, low-profile travel.
*** Dillan likes to pretend their miniguns are used by heads of state. They aren't, generally, as that sort of collateral damage is hard for any elected official to stomach.
** Unless that official is JosephStalin. His motorcades included automobiles armed with machine guns and even cannons.
* Actually dates as far back as 1890 in the form of "Tachanka", a machine-gun-enabled horse carriage, which saw most prominent use during post-Revolution Civil War in Russia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachanka.
* The AC-130 gunship is a weaponised cargo plane, which is created by taking a normal C-130 cargo plane and adding guns on one side.
** Its predecessor was the AC-47, modified from the WW2-era C-47 Skytrain transport and cargo plane.
** Similarly, many German bombers leading into WorldWarII were converted airliners (albeit airliners designed specifically to be easily converted into bombers), such as the Focke-Wulf FW-200 Condor. Other countries enacted similar programs during the war to reduce development time, leading to designs such as the Short Sunderland. In fact, such design methods are still used today, leading to aircraft like the P-8 Poseiden, a Boeing 737 with various upgrades to include a bomb bay.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boghammar Boghammars]], improvised fighting boats, are this trope applied to sea salt rather than asphalt.
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