Audi R8 V10 Plus to Bugatti Veyron - 5 Cars That Featured in Bollywood Movies

by IndianAuto Team | 24/08/2020
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Cars and movies are the two things many Indians love. The thrill is doubled when the two combine. Read the article to find out the outstanding cars in Indian movies.

India has recently gained a lot of outstanding achievements in the car industry and the movie industry. According to Statista (2019), India is the 5th largest automobile market worldwide. Also, as stated by the same source, India was leading box offices and films market worldwide revenue and number of tickets sold respectively. Undoubtedly, there were brilliant ideas that the two largest markets of India should collaborate to mutually strengthen each other. As a result, Indian citizens have had a variety of Bollywood movies that feature plenty of cars in the market, from the “Aradhna” (1969) 75 bhp Willys Jeep CJ3B to the supercar Audi RB V10 Plus in the 2019 franchise “War”. Let’s take a glimpse of some appealing movies with timeless vehicles.

Aradhna (1969) featuring the Willys Jeep CJ-3B

The romantic Indian film Aradhna (1969) has a big impact on many Indians including the popular actor Tom Alter. During the first few years after its launch, the film was a blockbuster in India and the Soviet Union. The story of a woman dedicating her life to her family begins when the Indian officer Arun Varma (Rajesh Khanna) sings "Mere Sapno Ki Rani" on top of an open CJ-3B jeep. Interestingly, some people even call Aradhna with another name because of the CJ-3B, Love Song in a Jeep. That is to say, the jeep is an iconic vehicle. Speaking of its specifications, the CJ-3B in the movie was a left-hand-wheel drive variant, and it could produce the maximum power of 75 bhp with the power from a 2.2-litre petrol engine. Additionally, the vehicle has a 3-speed manual transmission. Nowadays, if you wish to find a CJ-3B, you can look for a modified version priced just about Rs. 4.5 lakh on Indiamart.

Aradhna (1969) opening scene

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Dil Chahta Hai (2001) featuring Mercedes Benz 300 SL Convertible

Dil Chahta Hai tells a story about how 3 close friends pursue relationships after college and end up separate from one another. As a depiction of post-collegiate friendship, the film had an influence on the youth during that time. One among the most appealing features of the film, the Mercedes Benz 300 SL turned into an icon of the youth. In the movie Dil Chahta Hai, the 3 young fellows decided to go to Mumbai on the vehicle. Compared to the above-mentioned Jeep CJ-3B, the Merc is a true monster powered by a 3-litre 6-cylinder engine which can produce a max power of 228 bhp. However, the next supercars have enough power to outplay the Willys Jeep CJ-3B (of course) and the Mercedes Benz 300 SL Convertible.

Dil Chahta Hai (2001) theme song

Tarzan: The Wonder Car (2004) featuring… itself

Among the brilliant cars in this article, the Tarzan is a fictional vehicle, yet it bears an incredible feature of self-healing. The car has its own movie in 2004 which is called “Tarzan: The Wonder Car”. Although the movie crew tried their best to create an innovative masterpiece for the film industry, the result was not so great. The brand new idea of an ultimate sports car built by a hero at his own garage seems to resemble DC movies’ ideas. Nevertheless, the car is really decent. Not only it has the supernatural ability to heal itself, but it can also protect everyone inside from bullets and deadly crashes. However, in order to gain a better result, the storyline must be written more creatively and have unique features to compete with the thrilling Hollywood heroic films.

Tarzan: The Wonder Car (2004) cutscene

Race 3 (2018) featuring Bugatti Veyron

After the release in 2018, the thriller movie Race 3 has become one of the popular franchises featuring tons of supercars. However, it seems that Race 3 favours Bugatti Veyron a lot as the car appears many times in the film. At its launch in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron was seen as the fastest production auto worldwide. In terms of power, the car is way stronger than any normal car you see on the street. With the expensive 8-litre 16-cylinder engine, the car can reach an outstanding 1000 hp. At the time launching the Bugatti Veyron, Volkswagen built a monstrous car ahead of time. A part of the film’s success undoubtedly thanks to the Bugatti Veyron. The other cars and scenes are also thrilling, but the glow of the Veyron is so bright that it blurs most other cars.

Race 3 (2018) trailer

War (2019) featuring the Audi R8 V10 Plus

An Indian soldier is assigned to eliminate his former mentor and he must keep his wits about him if he is to be successful in his mission. When the two men collide, it results in a barrage of battles and bullets.

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That is a straightforward synopsis of War. In 2019, with the many intense continuous action scenes of Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan, the movie succeeded in becoming a thriller blockbuster. One of the most thrilling scenes must be the car chase on the Arctic circle featuring 2 Audi R8 V10 Plus supercars equipped with Audi's famous Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The 5.2-litre V10 engines on the two cars do not only produce a superb 533 hp, but they also have good fuel economy thanks to the V engine design. The R8 is powered by a 5.2-litre V10 engine that produces 533 horsepower. By all of that amazing specification, no wonder why the Audi R8 supercar is priced approximately Rs. 2.72 crore.

War (2019) thrilling trailer

Verdict

The above-mentioned 5 cars featured in the timeless Bollywood movies more or less have different impacts on different people; however, the similarity is they all shine in their movies. Also, it seems that both the movie industry and the auto industry of India are doing very well, and they even join together to create many eye-catching, thrilling, and emotional movies for the audiences. With this steady pace, the two massive industries will bear decent fruits in the future, we just need to consume those results. All in all, for most car lovers, any good cars appearing in a movie all make them hype. Are you one of them? If you wish to read more interesting stories, don’t hesitate and click on the article on our website.

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