Hooniverse Asks- What Fictional Vehicle – of Any Kind – Would be the Coolest to Own?

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Movies and TV offer escapist fare, allowing us to visit worlds that don’t exist, and experience sights and sounds that are impossible in the real world. That of course extends to the imaginative  presentations of cars and trucks. Whether it’s Speed Racer’s Mach Five or the Syd Mead designed flying cop cars from Blade Runner, film and TV offer a ton of cool ways to get around, all of which are completely fantastical.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t dream, does it? No, it doesn’t. In fact I was dreaming about cars just last night. And if you have seen a lot of movies with cars made from unobtaininum you’ve probably had dreams about one day actually driving one of them. They probably most likely occur when your professor is detailing what to expect on the final, or when your boss is telling you about your project’s critical success metrics.

If you had the opportunity to turn those dreams into reality, at least once in your life, what fantasy car or truck do you think you would choose? 

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59 responses to “Hooniverse Asks- What Fictional Vehicle – of Any Kind – Would be the Coolest to Own?”

  1. mkep819 Avatar

    And it folds up into a briefcase!! The police flying cycle was a want to!
    <img src=http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4546640613147566&pid=1.7&w=230&h=180&c=7&rs=1.jpg>

    1. PushrodRWD Avatar


    1. jeepjeff Avatar

      Exactly. +1 for picking something with Style! I'll take mine with a working flux capacitor and fusion reactor.

      1. I Think Not Avatar
        I Think Not

        Perhaps Doc could also figure out a way to increase the output of the Mr. Fusion by a measley 150kw (on top of the 1.21 gw it needs to make for the flux capacitor/time circuits) so it could also power an electric traction motor to replace the unreliable and underpowered PRV V6.

  2. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    <img src="http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/RMono%206011FlySub.JPG"&gt;
    I think my nerd is showing.

  3. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    I'm seeing a pattern here.
    <img src="http://i.qkme.me/3vhgzc.jpg&quot; width="320">

  4. stigshift Avatar

    A vintage British car with reliable, working Lucas electrics.

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      I knew somebody would go snarky. I was guessing it would be "a rotary that doesnt' burn oil," but yours is better.

      1. Number_Six Avatar

        Listen mister, last week I drove over 1000km without needing to add any oil to my RX-8. And then I put in an entire litre…

        1. Vairship Avatar

          But it never used a quart, just a litre!

    2. CherokeeOwner Avatar

      On that note, a brand new, from-the-factory Jeep pickup with a diesel.

  5. lost_and_found Avatar

    I've always been fond of the car from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    <img src="http://www.imcdb.org/i022408.jpg&quot; width="600">

    1. Jim Brennan Avatar
      Jim Brennan

      I never understood this particular vehicle in this movie. This was suppose to be around 1880, nearly 20 years before the birth of the practical car, and almost 50 years before a car with actual working lights and windshield wipers.
      On the other hand, a submarine during this time was also rather unrealistic, as were Vampires, The Invisible Man, and Dorian Gray, so what the hell do I know?

    2. Scandinavian Flick ★ Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick ★

      That car was bad ass, but I seriously thought I was going to be the first to mention it. I even had another tab open with an image search going already.
      So instead, I offer my apologies for apparently forgetting where I am.

  6. SSurfer321 Avatar

    <img src="http://www.ohgizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/batmobile.jpg"&gt;
    I drove one once, up and down the driveway. Ever since then, I've wanted one of my own.

    1. Scandinavian Flick ★ Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick ★

      When I was a kid, I had models of this car in three different scales just so I could use it regardless of which scale of cars I was playing with.

    1. FЯeeMan Avatar

      I'm so, very, very sorry, i thumbsed down on my tiny phone. It'll be ok, thigh, just hop in, go back 16 min and you'll see your old count.

      1. Alff Avatar

        I can fix it, if I can find my screwdriver.

  7. I Think Not Avatar
    I Think Not

    Also, Red Skull's beastly V16 creation:
    <img src="http://danielsimon.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/CaptainAmerica_DanielSimon_B_Coupe_01.jpg&quot; height="auto" width="700px">

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      What the…? Looks like something a Soviet engineer would draw in a coff…vodka break. I'm off to google "red skull".

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Woohoo. Now what kind of signal would it send to appear at work with this giant?
        [youtube f6W-fg_nRc4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6W-fg_nRc4 youtube]


    <img src="http://whatculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/500x_akira.jpg&quot; width="600">
    For traditional "vehicles", I've always wanted Kaneda's bike from Akira. 200 hp, 2 wheel drive, and it's maybe the best looking bike ever concieved.
    <img src="http://ugeeko.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Tardis-in-Space-tardis-6289810-1280-768.jpg&quot; width="600">
    For non-traditional…..

  9. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    [youtube Lzaj0bdduHM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzaj0bdduHM youtube]

  10. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    I should bring this post up again. It belongs here, even though I am (as noted in the article) very conflicted.
    <img src="http://hooniverse.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/farbs-ad.jpg"&gt;

  11. Devin Avatar

    Parked at the intersection of spaceships and Burt Reynolds:
    <img src="http://www.cardassiaprimera.com.ar/romulan-bird-of-prey-TOS.jpg"&gt;

  12. Scandinavian Flick ★ Avatar
    Scandinavian Flick ★

    The Challenger spy car that Archer got for his birthday. I mean, it has a bar in the glove box… Also spy gadgets.
    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/lhymYkk.jpg&quot; width="500">
    Or maybe Krieger's vans…
    <img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1fefgtjQj1r9m6kfo1_1280.jpg&quot; width="500">

    1. DonFehlio Avatar


    1. JayP2112 Avatar

      Been a while since I've seen the original. I'll have to pop it in tonight.

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      Made me think of this…
      <img src="http://blog-imgs-54.fc2.com/l/i/m/limlife/1208010126.jpg&quot; width="520">

      1. Devin Avatar

        Or this…
        <img src="http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/2499/xpthrls2.jpg&quot; width="500">

  13. mac350 Avatar

    I've always wanted one of these but Piero Martini, CEO of Automobili Cyclops, SpA, won't return my calls. Production may have stopped because of a world-wide shortage of Cinzano signs.
    <img src="http://sbiii.com/autopix/cyclops/smorigct.jpg&quot; width="600">
    image from <a href="http://:http://sbiii.com/” target=”_blank”>:http://sbiii.com/

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      Certainly not fictional, however. I once parked a short distance in front of a Cyclops II.
      <img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3795/9502854715_b9dfb235ea.jpg&quot; width="500">

  14. calzonegolem Avatar

    <img src="http://windblacksky.altervista.org/schede_tecniche/747_TIE_advanced.jpg"&gt;
    I'm gonna go with the advanced TIE fighter.

  15. Dixon Beaver Avatar
    Dixon Beaver

    Turbo Interceptor from "The Wraith"
    [youtube Lt-fFTwHeAQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt-fFTwHeAQ youtube]

  16. marmer01 Avatar

    Soviet Ekranoplan. Because truth is stranger than fiction.
    <img src="http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18fczgcshjz8gjpg/original.jpg"width="600"&gt;

  17. Garland137 Avatar

    The Black Tiger from the original Speed Racer.
    <img src="http://diecast.spiraln.com/speed_racer/jada_blacktiger_2008.jpg"&gt;

  18. XRSevin Avatar

    How did we get this far without a jetpack?

    1. HTWHLS Avatar


    2. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      Nah, the Science Patrol's VTOL could walk that jalopy.
      <img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ff8H4W0AmaM/TZHmiosoIQI/AAAAAAAAGlo/U-bOWVA1ul8/s400/ultraman1.jpg"&gt;

  19. wisc47 Avatar

    A little disappointed this wasn't mentioned.
    <img src="http://awesomobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/mad-max-interceptor-2.jpg"&gt;

    1. Battles Avatar

      They exist, with a working 'charger!
      Angry nomad trash bikers not included…

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