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ITH – Movie Cars – the Tricky Second Sequel {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

6 Jun 2018

Some movies are incredible, they’ll go down in history as a classic. But studios want a bigger piece of the pie and so they order a sequel and sometimes, just sometimes the sequel is as good as the first film, if not better (The Dark Knight, I’m looking at you). But then the studios get greedy and want more, and the result is never as good as the first two (see Dark Knight Rises). So where am I going with this? I’m not entirely sure myself, but basically this is the third time we’ve featured movie cars in ITH, so you’ll forgive us if the selections seem a little familiar – but does that really matter when the cars are so awesome? An M3 that drives so well you’ll think the chassis was tuned by Jesus, a crazy yank tank with 700bhp, the beast of the green hell and a time travelling coupe with gullwing doors. Tell me there isn’t something there that you like and I’ll send the guys from Pulp Fiction round to sort you out. And you will KNOW my name is the LORD when I lay my vengeance upon thee….

BMW M3 CS

The BMW M3 was a little bit ‘spiky’ when launched – meaning it wouldn’t take much for it to throw you off the road is you weren’t an expert helmsman. The Competition Pack fixed a lot of that, making the suspension work better, adding a little more power and basically honing into a proper weapon. But still people wanted more and for that BMW has released the M3 CS – with some seriously sexy alloys, a new carbon splitter and rear lip spoiler, plus a lightweight interior and body parts, not to mention another power hike to 454bhp, this CS is the pinnacle of M3 development. I had the chance to drive one recently and it really is everything you’d imagine – seriously fast, raw and exciting but still just about usable enough with four doors and a decent interior.

Keep your eyes on Facebook for a video of my hot lap…

Dodge Charger Hellcat

We have the Challenger Hellcat in the comp normally, but what do you do if you have a family, or just like four doors and find the 600hp Merc E63S a little ‘lacking’? Look to the good ‘ol USofA for your answer – they take the rather large and sedate Charger saloon and stick that very same 700bhp supercharged 6.2 litre V8 under the bonnet, toughen up the exterior and you’re left with the silliest saloon car on the market. One bonus is that the Charger is aerodynamically slipperier than the Challenger so will top out at an insane 204mph. Add in the fact that like it’s Hellcat-engined brethren this car sounds like Thor shouting when he’s stubbed his toe – it makes an AMG V8 sound like a kitten purring. The biggest surprise with this car though is the interior, it’s really nicely designed, has leather everywhere and feels really high quality. But enough of that – it’s got a 700bhp supercharged V8!! USA!!!!!

DeLorean DMC-12

ONE-POINT-TWENTY-ONE-GIGAWATTS!!!!!!!!! Ah those immortal words shouted by Doc Brown... Oh right, yes we’re talking about the car not the film. But what’s not to love about a time travelling sports car? When they were writing the Back to the Future screenplay, the writers apparently always had the DeLorean DMC-12 in mind – thanks to the space-ship-like stainless steel bodywork and gullwing doors it already looked like something from the future or outer space so was the logical choice. Adding all the time travel junk around the car was never planned but was done on the fly as once shooting started they realised that the car looks strange going through time without any add-ons. Also, it was always amusing that they chose the DeLorean as it was never a very quick car and would take ages to reach the desired 88mph. And as the noise from the standard V6 isn’t very inspiring they dubbed over the sound of the V8 from a Porsche 928.

Mercedes AMG GT R

The AMG GT R was created with the single purpose of getting people out of their 911 GT3s and boy have they created something special. You get in and your backside is perched atop the rear axle while an acre of bonnet stretches out ahead of you. It’s intimidating for sure, even more so when you start that big V8 up and your ears are assaulted by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Bark. You think it’s loud, then you put it in Sport+ mode and it gets louder and angrier again! The driving experience isn’t exactly relaxing either, with a firm ride and 577bhp going to the rear wheels meaning it’s twitchy all the time. It’s actually a completely different beast to the GT3, this is so raw and animalistic that you drive it to be scared and excited at the same time. An incredible achievement by Mercedes-AMG. Oh yeah, and it was in a Transformers movie for about 8 seconds…

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So don't forget to get your tickets for these amazing cars while you can - they're only in the comp until midnight on Sunday!

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