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12th March 2023
Cars have played an important role in many movies throughout history. They can be used to set the tone of a scene, reflect the personalities of the characters, or even become central to the plot. Ahead of the Oscars ceremony taking place this weekend we take a look at some of the Toyota, Peugeot, Lexus, Mazda, Kia, Skoda, Nissan, and MG cars that have appeared in feature films.
Toyota Supra – The Fast and the Furious
The Toyota Supra is a sports car that is featured in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The car is driven by the character Brian O'Conner, played by the late Paul Walker. The car's sleek design and high-performance engine make it a fan favourite, and it has become one of the most iconic cars in the series.
The latest version of this car is the GR Supra which is proving as popular as ever.
Peugeot 406 – Taxi
The Peugeot 406 is a mid-size car that is featured in the French action-comedy film Taxi. The car is driven by the main character, a taxi driver named Daniel, who uses the car to get around the city of Marseille. The car's unique design and impressive driving skills make it an important part of the movie's action sequences.
The 406 has now been superceded with the latest iteration the new Peugeot 408 recently launched featuring a new inspirational Fastback body style, the latest-generation PEUGEOT-i-Cockpit®. and the freedom to choose between a petrol engine or plug-in hybrid
Lexus LC 500 – Black PantherThe Lexus LC 500 is a luxury sports coupe that made a notable appearance in the 2018 Marvel film "Black Panther". The car was driven by the character T'Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman) and featured a sleek and modern design that perfectly matched the futuristic world of Wakanda.
In the film, the LC 500 was featured in a high-speed chase scene through the streets of Busan, South Korea. The car's black exterior and sharp angles gave it a menacing and powerful look, which perfectly matched the character of T'Challa. The LC 500's performance was also put on display during the chase scene, as it effortlessly weaved through traffic and handled sharp turns with ease.
Mazda RX-7 – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo DriftThe Mazda RX-7 is a sports car that is featured in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The car is driven by the main character, Sean Boswell, played by Lucas Black. The car's unique design and high-performance engine make it an important part of the movie's drifting scenes, which are a central part of the plot.
Kia Sportage – Captain MarvelThe Kia Sportage is a compact SUV that is featured in the Marvel film Captain Marvel. The car is driven by the character Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson, and is an important part of the movie's action sequences. The car's rugged design and reliable performance make it a symbol of the character's strength and resilience.
Skoda Octavia – The Bourne Identity
The Skoda Octavia is a mid-size car that is featured in the 2002 action thriller The Bourne Identity. The car is driven by the character Jason Bourne, played by Matt Damon, and is used in a thrilling car chase through the streets of Paris. The car's reliable performance and agile handling make it an important part of the movie's action scenes.
Nissan GT-R – Need for Speed
In conclusion, these Toyota, Peugeot, Lexus, Mazda, Kia, Skoda, Nissan and MG cars have proved an exciting addition to the films in which they feature and we hop to see many more of the models we represent feature in films in the future.