Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition
Hyundai commissioned a survey of 2 000 respondents ahead of the UK release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, which features the Hyundai Kona, the new Hyundai Veloster and the upcoming Santa Fe. Cars from the Marvel franchise that also got respondents excited include Tony Stark’s Audi R8 (Iron Man) and Acura NSX (The Avengers), as well as Hank Pym’s Triumph Spitfire (Ant-Man).
The biggest standout of the Hyundai models in the new Ant-Man movie is the Hyundai Veloster. It is involved in several hot pursuits, unbelievable manoeuvres and incredible stunts that makes us believe it could be the ultimate getaway car.
According to a Hyundai spokesperson, “Having our all-new Veloster immersed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a great way to entertain consumers and showcase the vehicle’s stylish design and performance capabilities to a massive audience. We wanted to take full advantage of this collaboration by engaging fans and providing them with experiences beyond the big screen.”
In addition to the new Hyundai Veloster in the latest Marvel film, they have also unveiled the Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition SUV at Comic Con. The iconic Iron Man suit inspired the interior and exterior features and it will be built-to-order with limited global production. The car will go on sale in the UK next year.
Many great movies feature impressive cars but very few are as iconic as the Aston Martin DB5. It featured in a total of seven James Bond films ranging from Goldfinger in 1964, to the more recent Spectre in 2015. Who can forget all the gadgets and toys from bulletproof windows, built-in machine guns, smoke screen to tyre slashers and an ejector seat? Not that any of these are available in actual production models but imagine they were.
According to the survey, the star of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang came second on the podium followed by Doc’s DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future. Fourth place saw Herbie, the Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle that featured in five Herbie films. The Tumbler, also referred to as the Batmobile, came in fifth overall turning heads in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.
Respondents to the survey conducted on OnePoll.com also ranked their favourite car-chase scenes. The list includes sequences from The Italian Job, Bullitt, and The French Connection taking the first, second, and third place, respectively. Many of the respondents feel that an idea car chase should last four minutes and 23 seconds on average, and must include near-misses, driving into oncoming traffic, insane crashes and daring police pursuits.
Six in 10 Brits believe that cars play a pivotal part in cinematic history and approximately half say that their most favourite movie memories involve cars. Perhaps the Kona Iron Man Edition will feature on the next list of greatest movie cars of all time. In the words of Hyundai, “the Kona Iron Man Edition is a perfect example of blending our two worlds together into one special vehicle that we hope will excite fans of both brands all around the globe.”
Take a look at the top 40 greatest movie cars.
- James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 (seven James Bond movies to date)
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Customised Paragon Panther (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
- Doc Brown’s DeLorean – 1981 De Lorean DMC-12 Back to the Future Trilogy)
- Herbie – 1963 Model 117 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle (Five Herbie movies including ‘The Love Bug’)
- Batmobile/Tumbler (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight)
- James Bond’s Lotus Esprit S1 (James Bond – The Spy Who Loved Me)
- Greased Lightning – 1948 Ford De Luxe (Grease)
- Charlie’s getaway Minis – 1968 Austin Mk I Mini Cooper S (The Italian Job)
- Ford Mustang GT Fastback (Bullitt)
- 1960’s Batmobile – Customized 1954 Lincoln Futura (Batman: The Movie)
- Tim Burton’s Batmobile (Batman, Batman Returns)
- The Bluesmobile – 1974 Dodge Monaco with police package (The Blues Brothers)
- Ecto-1 – 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor (Ghostbusters)
- Bumblebee’ – 1977/2009 Chevrolet Camaro (Transformers)
- Louise’s Thunderbird – 1966 Ford Thunderbird (Thelma & Louise)
- Iron Man’s Audi R8 (Iron Man)
- Mr. Frye’s Ferrari – 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
- Bandit’s Trans Am – 1977 Pontiac Trans Am (Smokey and the Bandit)
- Robocop’s 6000 SUX (Robocop)
- Christine – 1958 Plymouth Fury (Christine)
- Dodge Charger (The Fast and The Furious)
- 1969 Mustang (John Wick)
- 44 Toyota Supra Mark IV (The Fast and The Furious)
- ‘Eleanor’ – 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Gone in 60 Seconds)
- Iron Man’s Acura NSX Roadster concept (Avengers Assemble)
- Lola – 1962 Chevrolet Corvette belonging to S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson (Avengers Assemble)
- The taxi (Taxi Driver)
- Ben’s Alfa Romeo – 1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto (The Graduate)
- Shaggin’ Wagon – 1984 Ford Econoline (Dumb and Dumber)
- Marie’s 1989 Mini (The Bourne Identity)
- Dodge Challenger R/T (Vanishing Point)
- Ryan Gosling’s 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle (Drive)
- The Gigahorse (Mad Max: Fury Road)
- Buck’s Pussy Wagon – 1997 Chevrolet C-2500 Silverado Fleetside (Kill Bill)
- Fozzie’s uncle’s Studebaker – 1951 Studebaker Commander (The Muppet Movie)
- Pursuit Special – Modified 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe (Mad Max)
- The Dude’s Gran Torino – 1973 Ford Gran Torino (The Big Lebowski)
- 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T (Vanishing Point, Death Proof)
- Garth’s Mirth Mobile – 1976 AMC Pacer (Wayne’s World)
- Hank Pym’s Triumph Spitfire (Ant-Man)