10 Cars That Must Be In The Gone In 60 Seconds Reboot – 4th Car has Strange Characteristics

A good choice is the 2020 CT6 Blackwing simply because it was an amazingly fast luxury car. The nearly $100,000 sports sedan was packing some serious ponies under the hood and could smoke Mustangs and Camaros like they were standing still. It actually wasn’t that successful and was discontinued, but people are starting to realize what a ferocious luxury ride it was.

Wheelie from 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170
Dodge

In the 1974 original and the 2000 remake, there was a grand total of one Dodge vehicle stolen, which everyone can agree is a travesty. The reboot saw a ’98 Viper GTS get boosted, and there was no Dodges taken in the original. There were some Plymouths and Chryslers stolen, so Mopar was represented, but Dodge needs some love too.

Power and Performance

Engine 6.2-liter supercharged V-8
Engine Output 1025 horsepower, 945 pound-feet of torque
Transmission Eight-speed automatic
0-60 Time 1.66 seconds
Quarter-mile 8.91 seconds
Top Speed 215 mph

The most boostable Dodge has to be the 2023 Challenger SRT Demon 170. As the last gas-powered muscle car Dodge will ever build, this is a Hellephant-powered, quadruple-digit horsepower machine and the fastest production V-8 ever made. With Dodge getting out of the ICE muscle game, the limited edition Demon 170 is a car worth stealing in a movie.

8 2023 Ram 1500 TRX Havoc Edition

Boost Value: $106,445

A shot of a 2023 Ram 1500 TRX airborne off-road
RAM

In the 1974 original, a 1971 Ford “Big Oly” Bronco is on the boost list, and in the 2000 remake, a 2000 Ford F-350, 2000 GMC Yukon, and 1999 Hummer H1 are stolen. That is to say, any proper reboot must include some gnarly 4×4 off-road machines. It can’t however be a truck as underwhelming as a base-model Toyota Tacoma, but rather something big, expensive, and ridiculous.

Power and Performance

Engine 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8
Engine Output 702 horsepower, 650 pound-feet of torque
Transmission Eight-speed automatic
0-60 Time 5 seconds
Quarter-mile 12.3 seconds
Top Speed 118 mph

Nothing hits those three parameters better than the $100,000-plus 2023 Ram 1500 TRX Havoc Edition. This is a dragster that doesn’t just tear up the quarter-mile, but also any rugged trail or mud bog that gets in its way. Car and Driver summed this beast up perfectly when it ruled, “The 702-hp TRX is a gift from both the horsepower and off-road gods.”

7 2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Boost Value: $188,850

Gray 2023 Electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Porsche 

Since the 2000 remake, the automotive landscape has changed radically with the electric vehicle revolution. An updated 2026 Gone in 60 Seconds absolutely must feature EVs. The most obvious choice is the Tesla Cybertruck, but who knows if Elon Musk will get them out in time for filming. Presumably, a Tesla Model S, Y, or X could be used, but let’s be real, they are not attractive vehicles.

Power and Performance

Engine Dual electric motors
Engine Output 750 horsepower, 774 pound-feet of torque
Transmission N/A
0-60 Time 3.4 seconds
Quarter-mile 10.5 seconds
Top Speed 161 mph

Rimac Neveras, Pininfarina Battistas, or Aspark Owls would all be solid choices, but that supercar thing is already covered. A Porsche Taycan Turbo S, looks like a normal sports car, rather than a spaceship, and it packs a freaky amount of power. This would also help check Porsche off the list because there clearly needs to be some German luxury boosted in a reboot.

6 2024 Nissan GT-R Nismo

Boost Value: $220,990

Parked 2024 Nissan GT-R Nismo
Nissan

Another thing that has happened, at least since the first movie in 1974, is that Japanese automakers are now producing some of the best luxury rides and fastest exotics in the world. If the boost list is supposed to represent a broad spectrum of the baddest and most desirable wheels out there, it would be an insult to not say Konnichiwa to some amazing Japanese cars.

Power and Performance

Engine 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6
Engine Output 600 horsepower, 481 pound-feet of torque
Transmission Six-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-60 Time 3.6 seconds
Quarter-mile 10.8 seconds
Top Speed 198.8 mph

Not only is a 2024 Nissan GT-R a six-figure luxury buy, it’s one of the most powerful Japanese cars ever built. Car and Driver says the GT-R is nicknamed “Godzilla” because it possesses “monstrous power” but it’s anything but a hulking behemoth. This is a nimble sports car meant just as much for powering through tight corners as it is to blow doors off in a straight line.

5 2023 McLaren Artura

Boost Value: $233,000

Green 2023 McLaren Artura
McLaren

Okay, there’s room for one more supercar on this list, mostly because the 2000 remake blew an engine by failing to include the McLaren F1. McLaren’s first purpose-built road car, the F1, came out in 1992, so there’s really no excuse why a movie about stealing the best cars in the world, that was filmed in 1999, wouldn’t have one.

Power and Performance

Engine 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 hybrid w/electric motor
Engine Output 671 horsepower, 531 pound-feet of torque
Transmission Six-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-60 Time 2.6 seconds
Quarter-mile 10.3 seconds
Top Speed 205 mph

When Elon Musk first started getting rich, his first big purchase was an F1, because it represents success and excess. It’s now over 30 years since the introduction of the F1, so that might be too dated for a Gone in 60 Seconds reboot, but a 2023 McLaren Artura is just as cool and fast. Also, it’s a hybrid, so it can bridge the gap between EVs and ICE machines.

4 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Boost Value: $243,000

A 1981 DeLorean modified to look like a Back to the Future time machine.
Bring a Trailer

In both movies, classics from 1920s luxury cars to rare 1960s sports cars to collectible American muscle cars have been boosted. It’s a given that a reboot should have some classics as part of the boost-list, but the previous films have covered so many, it’s hard to find something that hasn’t already been seen. It really has to be something that audiences will recognize as rare and valuable.

Power and Performance

Engine 2.85-liter V-6
Engine Output 130 horsepower, 153 pound-feet of torque
Transmission Three-speed automatic
0-60 Time 10.5 seconds
Quarter-mile 17.9 seconds
Top Speed 130 mph

Only 2 1969 Chevrolet Corvette ZL-1s were ever produced, but would anyone know without being told, and if so, would they care? The classic car on the reboot boost-list has to be a famous car with universal recognition and nothing achieves that like the 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 from the Back to the Future movies. Yes, they are poorly-made, but they have star power and attract top-dollar at auction.

3 1970 Mustang Boss 429

Boost Value: $442,000

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 9
Mecum

In both Gone in 60 Seconds movies, the “Elanor” car is the most important and hardest to steal. In the 1974 original it was a yellow 1971 Mustang pretending to be a 1973 model, but either way, it was a pretty blah set of wheels. For the 2000 remake, they upgraded Elanor to a Shelby Mustang GT500. Rebooting the movie without an Elanor Mustang would be kind of like remaking Bullitt without the ’68 GT.

Power and Performance

Engine 429ci V-8
Engine Output 375 horsepower, 450 pound-feet of torque
Transmission Four-speed manual
0-60 Time 6.5 seconds
Quarter-mile 14.0 seconds
Top Speed 118 mph

If the producers of a reboot strike a product placement deal with Ford, it’s a guarantee that Elanor will be a 2024 Mustang Mach-E, but that would sink the film. Even a 2024 Mustang Dark Horse wouldn’t work because, despite its speed, it is a forgettable ride. Elanor has to be special and since the GT500 is already taken, it clearly has to be a 1970 Boss 429, as its one of the rarest and most badass Mustangs ever made.

2 2023 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge

Boost Value: $426,075

Gold 2023 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge
Rolls-Royce

Another make that is a stable of the boosts lists in the films is the Rolls-Royce. As the standard for luxury automobiles and the ultimate status symbol, there’s no way a new Gone in 60 Seconds can’t feature a stolen Rolls. Obviously there is no script yet, but presumably whoever wants the cars heisted, wants the best of the best.

Power and Performance

Engine 6.7-liter V-12
Engine Output 591 horsepower, 664 pound-feet of torque
Transmission Eight-speed automatic
0-60 Time 4.1 seconds
Quarter-mile TBD
Top Speed 155 mph

The two films pretty much have all the classic Rolls-Royce models taken care of, so for the reboot it’s got to be a modern one. There was a one-off $28 million 2021 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, but it might be hard to secure that for a film shoot. Car and Driver like the 2023 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge, which is a bit more affordable at around $425,000.

1 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport

Boost Value: $3,900,000

A parked 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
Bugatti

With loads of Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis stolen in the first two movies, it’s imperative that a reboot have a selection of Italian sports cars. The problem is, they are so commonplace and played out now that audiences will yawn. There needs to be something awesome that people haven’t seen before.

Power and Performance

Engine 8.0-liter quad-turbo 16-cylinder
Engine Output 591 horsepower, 664 pound-feet of torque
Transmission Seven-speed twin-clutch automatic
0-60 Time 2.3 seconds
Quarter-mile 9.4 seconds
Top Speed 261 mph

Bugatti is a French hypercar manufacturer, but it sounds Italian, and was in fact founded by a guy from Italy, so this could satisfy the requirement. A 2022 Chiron Super Sport would be the perfect exotic car to steal in the movie because it’s as unique as it is fast.

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