Peugeot 406 – Ronin
Everyone remembers this movie for the Audi S8, but the humble Peugeot steals all the best chase scenes as it races after a BMW 5 series through the streets of Paris driven by Robert De Niro.
Holden HQ Monaro – Mad Max
Seen in the opening chase scene of the classic Australian road movie, it doesn’t last long but the Night Rider’s stolen Holden is almost every bit as mean as Max’s Ford Falcon.
Mitsubishi Starion – Cannonball Run 2
Driven by Jackie Chan and Richard Kiel;
We first see the Starion dropping out an airplane on the highway. It’s jammed full of electronic wizardry; it can levitate, go under water, and has rocket boosters. It’s basically KITT from Knight Rider without the back chat.
Mercedes-Benz W108 – The Driver
Ryan O’Neal proves he can drive by destroying an innocent Mercedes in a car park.
Pontiac Ventura – The Seven-Ups
This lengthy chase shows American suspension at its best as it bounces and undulates along New York streets. Roy Schneider’s Pontiac Ventura pursues stunt driver Bill Hickman’s Pontiac Grand Ville to an unexpected end.
BMW 635CSI – Innerspace
Driven by the scary bionic-armed Mr. Igoe, the shark-nosed BMW is the perfect villain’s car. Just the thing to chase down a scientist on a bike.
Ford Capri – Brannigan
John Wayne chasing an S-Type Jaguar through the streets of London in a bright yellow Mk2 Capri and jumping Tower Bridge. Yes, you did read that correctly.
Cadillac Seville STS – Get Carter
Sylvester Stallone’s Cadillac was chased through the streets by a XJ12 Jaguar. The best part of an otherwise unremarkable remake.
Peterbilt 281 – Duel
This mean looking rig is the star villain in Steven Spielberg’s first feature film as it frighteningly stalks a Plymouth Valiant through the California desert.