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Green Hornet's Black Beauty and the Top 17 Superhero Cars [Repost]

I'm out this week, but I'm sharing some of my most popular posts from 2010.
The best thing about the up-coming Green Hornet film is the superhero car "Black Beauty." Having the right "whip" is important to a superhero and even Batman knows that "chicks dig the car." With the release of the Green Hornet trailer we get more shots of the ride, and we now present the 17 cars superheros drive that we love.

1. Batman's Bat-Mobile 60s

This is the car that sets the standard for all others. The epitome of style and everything has a helpful "Bat..." label on it. Based on the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, this behemoth still inspires.

2. Spider-Man's Spider-Mobile 

More of a dune buggy than a car, this vehicle could climb walls and shoot webbing. It makes the list because of the sheer audacity of it. A spider driving a car is like a fish flying a plane. It's just wrong.

3. Green Hornet's Black Beauty (2011)

The new movie features a shorter, badder and meaner version of the "Black Beauty." While the original was built from the1966 Chrysler Imperial, this one is based on the 1965 edition. Outfitted with more weaponry than your average tank Green Hornet brings new meaning to "Defensive Driving."

4. Batman's Bat-Mobile 1980s
Aggressive, powerful and sleek, this car roars at you courtesy of a jet engine. It says "I hate crime, but still want to make a statement."

5. Batman's Bat-Mobile (Thumper) 2000s

Able to leap tall roofs in a single bound this bad boy is the most cantankerous looking of all super cars. Ugly to look at, but, when you see it in action, you realize there's no stopping it. Plus, it comes with an escape pod.

6. Punisher Battle Van
Disguised as a simple television repairman vehicle, the Punisher's ride is outfitted with everything a hero needs to kill and maim. Advanced armor, armaments and communication systems, it also sports a "killer" anti-theft system. If this van is a rockin' your head is gonna be a knockin'.

7. Fantastic Four's Fantasticar

Less a car than a plane, it has the enviable ability to break into four smaller planes. Considering only one of them is a pilot and another can fly this proves that there's strength in numbers.

 8. Captain America's Motorcycle
Nothing says America like riding the open road. Captain America does it in style with this motorcycle. It even has a handy place between the handlebars to hold his sheild. You know. In case the villain shoots him in the exact center of the handlebars instead of the face.

9. Incredimobile
Not only did Mr. Incredible's car transform from a sedan to a sports car but it changed him into his costume. That alone beats out most superhero cars.

10. X-Men's Mazda RX-8 

The stealth plane "Blackbird" gets all the props, but the car in X-Men 2 had a built-in cellphone. Unfortunately, the phone only called the other cell phone. Guess you can't have everything.

11. Mystery Men's Herkimer Battle Jitney 

For the six of us that watched the Ben Stiller superhero comedy Mystery Men you'll recognize this hulking beast. Described as “the best nonlethal military vehicle ever made,” and virtually "unjunkable," this cross between a minivan and a tank crushed all villainy.

12. Captain Nemo's Automobile
100 feet long, six wheels and covered in silver and ivory ornate designs Captain Nemo's "Otto Mobile" from the unremarkable movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen sets a new standard. If you're going to travel the world in a submarine, you never know when you'll need to speed along the streets of Venice.

13. Batman's Batmobile 1990s

If you're looking for a car that attracts attention you can't get much better than this. With its neon lights, flashing engine, massive bat wings and eight foot flame coming out of the back no one can say they didn't know you were coming.

14. Bruce Wayne's Lamborghini 

When Batman isn't crushing cars and rooftops he drives the much more "subtle" Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. Wearing Armani suits doesn't stop him from being a hero though. He throws his $400,000 car into the path of a would-be assassin. Now that's a real hero.

15. Tony Stark's Audi R8 Spyder

Tony Stark and Iron Man are one and the same, so even when he's jet-setting around the country he drives a stylish superhero car. The appearance is brief, but memorable. Stark has good taste in cars and women.

16. Green Hornet's Black Beauty 1960s
Lone Ranger had "Silver" and Green Hornet has "Black Beauty." Of course, with Bruce Lee as your driver, even a bicycle becomes a lethal weapon.

17. Condorman's Condormobile 

A cult Disney film from 1981 featured a comic book artist living out his dream of being a superhero named "Condorman." His stylish "Condormobile" was actually a Nova Sterling kit car. The car is amazing, but the film is so bad, it inspired the lead actor Michael Crawford to eventually play "The Phantom of the Opera" and hide his face behind a mask.

This post was originally run June 2010
So, that's the list. Did we miss any? Which would you ride?

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  1. I'll take Stark's or Wayne's cars, as they are real.
    Although I really want a Bugatti.

  2. The car was definitely one of the highlights from the Green Hornet movie, which is horribly underrated.

  3. It is weird that you would bring up the Lone Ranger when talking about the Green Hornet, seeing as how the Lone Ranger is his uncle


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