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Hooniverse Asks: What is the best opening movie scene featuring a car?

The correct answer is Baby Driver featuring a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX. That’s my opinion and I won’t be swayed from it. What other opening scenes of a movie showing a sweet, sweet ride can you watch over and over again? What follows is not a comprehensive list.

Is it Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) with the Porsche 996?

What about Cars?

Or is it Drive (2011)? Maybe John Wick Chapter 2  is your cup of tea?

Please let us know which opening car scene is the best in your humble opinion.

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25 responses to “Hooniverse Asks: What is the best opening movie scene featuring a car?”

  1. William Byrd Avatar

    The Transporter! Basically what Baby Driver emulated, intentionally or not.

    1. roguetoaster Avatar

      Clearly the best, if only for the manual transmission 7 series.

    2. Kiefmo Avatar

      The fake engine noises took me out of it, though. Baby Driver at least had authentic boxer-4 thrum.

      1. William Byrd Avatar

        Meh, sort of like fake breasts. I may have noticed, but I didn’t really care. 🙂

        1. spike_africa Avatar

          Man of taste.

  2. GTXcellent Avatar

    I can’t decide between the original, or the sequel

    1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

      What about the threequel? Speed Zone had the Countach skipping across a pond!

  3. onrails Avatar

    The Italian Job. It all goes great right up until the bulldozer.

    *Edit* I have to second the Pixar Cars movie up there. That “kids” movie was, ironically, the last movie I saw in the theater before my first kid was born. I’m far from a NASCAR (or Piston Cup) guy but definitely remember being in awe of the attention to detail.

    1. Dabidoh_Sambone Avatar

      Absolutely The Italian Job. No other movie sets the stage better for impending automotive mayhem, and does so with the world’s coolest sports car.

    2. Sjalabais Avatar

      I have never even seen the original. This has me enticed, massively.

  4. Batshitbox Avatar

    Heavy Metal. Rotoscoped space Corvette. Suck it, Elon Musk.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      Anyone left unconvinced by the phrase “rotoscoped space Corvette” is simply not amenable to the power of reasoned debate.

  5. Batshitbox Avatar

    And as usual, the original Gone in 60 Seconds puts Gone in Sixty Seconds (see what they did there?) to shame. No one should be allowed to watch the remake, ever.
    (Man, guys from 1974 wearing disguises really look like guys from 2020 dressing up as guys from 1974.)

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  7. mdharrell Avatar

    As noted by Batshitbox, the correct answer is Heavy Metal. This nonetheless deserves an honorable mention:

  8. Batshitbox Avatar

    My first thought, too.
    Never made into a movie, but there was a mini-series based on it with Ian McKellen. IDK if it has a bitchin’ intro or not.

  9. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

  10. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    The opening scene is cool – the rest of the movie is a let down.

  11. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    I don’t know if I would say worst, but after all the hype, it failed to live up to my expectations.

  12. Zentropy Avatar

    Baby Driver was my first thought as well, when I read the question. I don’t disagree with you.

  13. Fuhrman16 Avatar

    Really? What did you not like about it?

  14. outback_ute Avatar

    The first Mad Max film has to be a contender.

    “I am the Night Rider!”

  15. theskitter Avatar

    Late to the party,
    Veering off topic, but close,
    I found Sturgill Simpson.

  16. ghosty Avatar

    The Baby Driver intro is excellent. I very much enjoy the tension in the beginning of Driver too though. The car is only a late model Impala, but the scene is pretty great.

  17. MattC Avatar

    Crap movie with a killer first scene

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