Television plays an important role in pop culture. Throughout history, certain shows have shaped the way people live. Characters and plot lines are forever ingrained in the minds of viewers. Some programs have included memorable vehicles as well. Here are the top three cars in television history.
Ferrari 308 GTS from “Magnum, P.I.”
Tom Selleck is famous for his role as a private investigator named Magnum. He lived on a beautiful Hawaiian estate and drove a cherry red Ferrari 308 GTS. His 1984 GTSi Quattrovalvole had four valve cylinder heads in the Dino 3-liter V8 engine. It provided 230 horsepower and could reach 60 mph in approximately six seconds. Top speeds were estimated at 155 mph. Thanks to “Magnum, P.I.,” this Ferrari is one of the most recognized cars in all of television history.
1982 Pontiac Trans Am from “Knight Rider”
David Hasselhoff may have been the star of “Knight Rider,” but KITT, his 1982 Pontiac Trans Am, also contributed impressive cameos. The car was controlled by an intelligent supercomputer with a knack for delivering sarcastic commentary. Inside, the car had a fully illuminated dashboard with functioning digital gauges and dual RCA screens. For the show, the car was modified with numerous features, including Turbo Boost and a molecular bonded skull that could resist explosions. It was supposedly powered by the Knight Technologies turbojet with modified afterburners and a computer controlled eight-speed turbodrive transmission. It could go 0 to 60 mph in two seconds. This advanced car took the 1980s by storm and will always bring back fond memories of the Pontiac brand.
1969 Dodge Charger from “The Dukes of Hazzard”
“The Dukes of Hazzard” featured the “good old boys,” “The General Lee,” and a 1969 Dodge Charger. This car featured a 440-cubic inch Magnum V8 engine and was painted bright orange with a confederate flag on the roof. According to the studio, the vehicle had been modified with a racing carburetor, heavy duty suspension, custom wheels, and a glasspack muffler. This version produced 375 horsepower. The stunt cars were enhanced with more performance and safety features. Full roll cages were used to protect the drivers, and special weight boxes were used in the trunks. Thanks to “The Dukes of Hazzard,” this car is considered one of the the best muscle cars of all time.
The above cars played important roles in the automobile industry and went down in history as mechanical works of art. Although the shows are over, the cars will always live on in the minds of television fans. What are some cars that you would add to this list. Please let us know in the comments section below or on our Cool Rides Online Facebook Page.
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