Cars in entertainment sphere
Cars in various movies are not a rare thing today. Moreover, almost in every case the main characters have their own vehicles which appear in many scenes.
Here we will consider one particular and pretty special case – cars in Transporter movie. There are five of them, and if you have not yet watched these cinematographic masterpieces with Jason Statham, after this article you will definitely want.
The whole idea of the movie (three parts of it) it’s the story about a driver for hire whose role was successfully performed by Statham and made him internationally famous and beloved. His distinguishing feature is that he is ready to take any order without any questions which definitely will lead him to some dangerous and unusual situations.
That is not surprising that beside Jason Statham there is one more important part of such a scenario – a good, fast and reliable Transporter movies car. And the director made all his best to find appropriate variants for both movies.
In this case we are talking about the Transporter movie car BMW 735i E38. This beautiful car of 1999 year attracted attention of all the viewers with its 8 cylinders and 3,5-liter engine. With such characteristics it’s not surprising that your maximum speed as a driver will be 151 mph. Of course, it’s not the fastest car in the world but you need to take into consideration that this particular Transporter car from the movie is supposed to be luxurious and not sports.
When we are talking about the first part of the movie, this Transporter car was the main hero (except Jason Statham, of course) so in most scenes you will see it. With some small exceptions.
In some scenes Statham can also be seen in another car from the movie Transporter – Mercedes-Benz W140. It’s not that common nowadays, and the whole range of this specific model was released between 1991 and 1998.
There are some interesting facts about this particular car. Thus, originally there were supposed to be two versions of it – more traditional sedan and coupe. The sedan got much more popularity and even was considered as one the most elegant cars of the 90th. In regards to its characteristics, this Transporter movie car (in sedan version) uses a special Turbo-Diesel engine with capacity of 3 or 6 liter. There is also a very unique and effective Brakes System, Electronic Stability Program as well as special Brake Assist which was more than important for this movie. Despite the high speed it could get, Mercedes-Benz can be considered as one of the safest cars in Transporter movies.
Somehow Audi is one of the most popular and common car’s brands to use in American movies. And in case of the second part of the Transporter cars’ movie we are talking about its model A8 6.0 W12. In this part of the movie the scenario is talking about the boy who was kidnapped and the character of Jason Statham who is going to rescue him (again, because he was the chauffeur of the boy). After the great success of the first part, it’s not surprising the budget of the movie was essentially risen and, therefore, the car the main hero used became more expensive and impressive.
This model of Audi was released between 2004 and 2011 which is obviously making it more technologically developed while the Statham’ character taste of the cars still makes him choose only luxurious ones. In comparison with other Transporter movie cars, 6.0 W12 has a very specific engine (5998cc) which allows it to reach the speed of 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. That is indeed a very impressive characteristic of the car which helped a lot for the scenes of pursuits.
This brand is one of the most famous among expensive and exotic cars’ lovers. And if you watched the Transporter 2 movie till the very end, you most probably paid attention to the amazing Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster of the golden color. As the Statham’s character was intended to chase a plane, it was obvious that the director of the movie needed to find something really fast. And the choice he made was great.
Only 3.8 seconds the driver will need to reach 60 mph. In comparison with previous the Transporter movie cars you see a significant difference. The main feature of the car that allows it to reach such a shocking result is its engine – V12 with 4 cylinders.
Maximum speed of this car is also impressive. On top on you can get 202 mph while within top off still 99 mph. There are just a few other cars in the world that can provide you with such awesome results.
One of the main distinguishing features of most Lamborghini models is, of course, a detaching roof. It will allow you to enjoy a slower drive and to feel yourself as a king (or queen?) of the world. Or at least like Jason Statham.
Here we are at the third part of the Transporter movies already. The car is used here – Audi A8 6.0 W12 Facelift can look (and sound) pretty similar to the one the Statham’s character used in the previous part with the only obvious exception that now it’s silver and in the second part it was black. But there are some more differences only the real cars’ lovers can distinguish from the first sight. For those who are not that familiar with the car’s industry, we will disclose them.
In this case we have an engine of 4 cylinders and 6 liters and a horsepower of 446. As the main weakness of this vehicle, we can name it’s not so great fuel consumption with 7 mph on the highway and 4 mph within a city. But considering its quite adequate price in this segment of the luxury cars, this disadvantage is not that essential.
As we were talking about Jason Statham’s movie cars, it can be interesting to know what cars he prefers in real life, beyond the scene. Moreover, he had pretty a lot of them.
The first one that deserves your special attention is Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Only 3.1 seconds is enough to reach 60 mph so it is indeed a supercar. Top speed is 211 mph, so we can say that this model of Ferrari is even faster than the Lamborghini mentioned above.
In regards to Audi, in comparison with his character from the Transporter movies, Statham gives preference to Audi RS 6, Audi S 8 and Audi R8.
Aston Martin, Lamborghini Murcielago, Porsche, Jaguar – obviously, Jason Statham has not a worse (or even better) taste in regards to the cars in comparison with his famous characters.
Here we considered only one movie (consisted of 3 parts) with such an impressive range of the cars used. And if you really like to enjoy the view of their ride, you can also check such famous movies about the cars as The Fast and the Furious (9 parts), Taxi, Ford vs Ferrari and many others.