There are worse ways to get from A to B than driving the cars Aaron Paul and co. get to race in this week's Need for Speed--who wouldn't want to get behind the wheel of a '68 Gran Torino or brand-new Ford Mustang? Badass cars are the name of the game in the movie, in which Paul stars as a street racer and mechanic. Let's take a look at other movie cars we'd thrill to drive...
2003 Mini Cooper S R53
Seen In: The Italian Job
Somehow, a Mini Cooper pulling a heist job sounds like an anomaly -- but, a very cool anomaly nonetheless, and we're betting sales of the tiny vehicles had a nice not-so-little bump after Mark Wahlberg and friends took 'em for a spin.
2001 Jaguar XKR Mk.l
Seen In: Die Another Day
As if this car couldn't be any more badass, it's got a turret gun mounted on the back and can smash through a thick wall of ice and sustain absolutely no front-end damage!
1958 Plymouth Fury
Seen In: Christine
Introducing the 1958 Plymouth Fury, capable of killing school bullies and grouchy garage owners. However, as badass as this car may be, it cannot withstand the fury of a metal compactor.
1964 Lincoln Continental
Seen In: Animal House
The Death Mobile. John Belushi. Toga parties. What else do we need to say?
1966 Ford Thunderbird
Seen In: Thelma and Louise
Thanks to stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, director Ridley Scott and some nice lensing from d.p. Adrian Biddle, the image of the '66 Ford Thunderbird flying to the heavens at the film's climax will be forever etched in our movie memories.
1968 Mustang 390 GT
Seen In: Bullitt
Is there anything more cool than Steve McQueen driving this baby through the streets of San Francisco in Bullitt? Nah.
1969 Dodge Charger
Seen In: Dukes of Hazzard
Granted, the TV version is preferrable, but if the so-so movie version is the only way we can see the Charger on the silver screen, then so be it.
1970 Chevy Chevelle SS
Seen In: Dazed and Confused
As with American Graffiti, Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused is top-loaded with cool vehicles, but special props to this fine, fine muscle car.
1973 Ford Falcon
Seen In: Mad Max
You can literally feel the speed when Mel Gibson hits that extra gear in Mad Max and the first portion of The Road Warrior. This was back when Mel was still cool.
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Seen In: Back to the Future
Let's face it, in real life, the DeLorean was a piece of crap, but with Doc Brown's adjustments, some plutonium and a flux capacitor, this piece of crap turned into the coolest time-traveling vehicle ever!
Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California
Seen In: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Oh, yeaaahhhh. If you had access to your best friend's dad's vehicle, and it was this vehicle, then you'd likely take a spin in it, too.
Aston Martin DB5
Seen In: Early James Bond movies
The one, the only, the classic Aston Martin. We'll take one with a martini, and you know how we like those - shaken...a lot.
Aston Martin Vanquish
Seen In: Die Another Day
If you really need us to explain why any of the Bond cars are badass, well, shame on you.
Seen In: The Michael Keaton Batman movies
Sure, it's really long. Sure, it's not exactly practical in the real world. But it is sleek. And shiny.
Seen In: Batman Forever
Introducing the Scorpion-mobile. Schumacher's over-the-top cartoon-y version of the Batmobile may be the only cool thing about his flop of a movie.
Seen In: 2011's The Green Hornet
It's very green chic. And by the look of its weaponry, you probably don't want to make it mad.
1974 Dodge Monaco
Seen In: The Blues Brothers
As Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) said, "It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks." Plus, if you're "on a mission from God," it can support a killer speaker system.
1977 Chevy Camaro Bumblebee and 2010 Chevy Camaro Bumblee Autobots SE
Seen In: Transformers
Some people like to see it transform into some kiddie-version of a hip-hoppin' robot. Personally, we're OK if it stays its orginal badass car self.
Seen In: Cannonball Run
This thing looked cool in the '80s, and admit it, it still looks way cool. And if you're the proud owner, you get to repeatedly tell people, it's the "Lamborghini Countach."
Seen In: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight
Upon first viewings on the Internet, before the movie was released, many folks were crying "Foul! That's not the Batmobile!" Au contraire, mon frere. It's the Tumbler. And it rocks.
1977 Pontiac Trans-Am
Seen In: Smokey and the Bandit
Back when Burt Reynolds was the business, everyone wanted to own a '77 Pontiac Trans-Am. Actually, rephrase...everyone wanted a black '77 Pontiac Trans-Am.
Seen In: Gone in 60 Seconds
Mustangs are classic. Shelby Mustangs are that much more classic. We're not sure about Nic Cage in the redux. But Shelby Mustangs are still classic.
1967 Pontiac GTO
Seen In: xXx
If you want to lay rubber and look mean doing it, well, ladies and gents, grab a seat in the '67 Pontiac GTO - it's at least as badass as Vin Diesel's chrome dome in xXx.