Modified vehicles are categorized under a special class of automobiles and most of them are specifically used on some special occasions. A need to modify the car arises when a person feels that a particular car is not good enough to stand out amongst unique array of vehicles. Any such car modification could be about the appearance of the car or it can be directly linked to the engine modification.
Take the example of ‘The inCENArator’, one of the truly remembered modified old cars that is in the possession of John Cena. This futuristic car is a completely modified version of its base model, corvette C5. The base model was actually a wrecked car and it was intelligently converted into one mesmerizing car. The flame throwers, unique entry to car, the powerful engine and many other features for sure are a treat for the eyes.
Let us review the famous modified vehicles that are unforgettable for its viewers.
The Ecto-1 – One of the Most Popular Modified Vehicles Made for Movies
The Ecto-1 was the modified version of 1959 Cadillac that was originally built by Miller-Meteor Company. It was featured in the movie of Ghostbusters and it was mainly used for the eradication of ghosts and any other such entities. The movie basically is known for its No-Ghost sign as well as for the Ecto-1.
As obvious from the looks, many custom car modifications were brought under considerations to get the ultimate Ecto-1. These changes were about the following:
- Rear End
- New Rings
- Suspension Work
- Steering Box
- Transmission System
It featured a 6.3-litre V8 engine that produced 320 horsepower and the modified air suspension work was mainly responsible for the perfectly smooth ride of Ecto-1. The top-roof panel above the vehicle carried a pack of equipment whose details were never revealed in the movie.
No doubt, when built, the Ecto-1 didn’t give the ultimate beauty goals for a car. However, after its worldwide debut in the film made it one of the world famous vehicles that practically signs the Original Ghost buster song, “Who Ya Gonna call?”
Ferrari 458 – The Choice of Team Anime to Lead the Rally Road
Well, movies are not the only occasions that raise the needs of custom car modifications for automobiles. Common people as well as some celebrities also take keen interest in modifying the cars for themselves. Especially when there is a passion to be a part of rally, they take their interest to modify the cars to the other next level.
Gumball Rally 3000 is one popular rally that continues for seven days consistently and gathers the celebrities as well the supercar owners from all around the world. Team Anime from the Gumball Rally 3000 participated with the Ferrari 458.
Ferrari 458 was the ultimate choice of the team as it was one of the good cars to modify. The modification was mainly about air suspension and the wrap up work. The exclusively bodywork was mainly focused on anime wraps that created a thrill amongst all the anime fans. Moreover, the other modifications that the original Ferrari 458 received were about front splitter, customized wheels, rear spoiler, glowing lights in engine compartment and more.
It was powered by a 4.5-litre V8 naturally aspirated engine that produced 562 horsepower and 398lb-ft of torque. This exotic drive was loved by many car enthusiasts and it truly owned the roads of rally by driving in the Gumball style.
Lamborghini Aventador – One Exotic Customized Car by Mansory
Just when you thought that the absolute interest to modify the cars is merely confined to people or celebrities, let us make you aware of this one fact. A well-known brand, Mansory, is a car company whose entire plant is based for the production of modified vehicles.
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is the modified version of originally produced vehicle, Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. The major modifications carried out in this vehicle included the composition change for various panels and interior of the car. The inside features non-slip aluminum pedals and other components made with carbon-fiber that not only enhanced the performance but the durability of this sports car as well.
Not only the design, but the power delivery elements were also customized to provide a striking impression to speed lovers. The optimized V12 engine is the newer version that was able to achieve the top speed of 355 Km/h that is higher than its base model.
The base model already left a breath-taking impression on the car enthusiasts, but Mansory’s made modifications made it even more of a favorite sports car to its buyers.
Batman Tumbler – Know the Manufacturing History!
Modified vehicles are not always supposed to be made of using only one base model. Take the example of Batman Tumbler, a tank-like vehicle that was a part of The Dark Night Trilogy. It was described as the design amalgamation of Lamborghini and Tank.
It was an automobile that used the powerful Chevy 5.7-litre V8 engine that helped it achieve the top speed of 100 mph along with the power production of 500 horsepower. The noose cone used for the vehicle was from the P-38 Lightening model, front racing tires were from popular Hoosier Company and the suspension system used was from Baja Trucks.
Moreover, to make the automobile even more efficient, a total of 65 panels were used that made the application of Carbon Fiber composition easier. The automobile structure overall resulted in lower visibility for the driver. To solve this problem, a monitor was mounted inside that gave the clearer view from different cameras hinged on the different parts on the exterior of vehicle.
If so many custom car modifications are brought under the action for one single automobile, it obviously then demands for a proficient driver as well. This is why before it was set to be filmed on Chicago roads, the professional drivers of Batman Tumbler practiced it for six months.
Even if it is one of the old modified cars or it is amongst the new generation cars like Avatendor, it would be a hot topic amongst many car lovers regardless of its age. Similarly, it does not matter that the car to be modified is either going to be in a movie or it is merely modified to drive on the roads, it would ultimately gain its fame.
All the modified vehicles that did undergo the modification process by the professionals truly express a breathtaking design. Although the designers’ extra efforts to create imagery effects of automobile in movies are not completely eradicated, but they are greatly reduced to minimum with the trend of modified vehicles.