Madness and Courage: Post-apocalyptic cars of “Mad Max” movie
Mad Max’s car – a modified 1974 Ford XB Falcon, fitted with a V8 engine with a mechanical turbocharger.
The car will look significantly aged in the new film – dusty, dirty, rusty and without some body parts.
This car’s recipe is: two 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVilles welded together, truck chassis and two V8 engines melded together. It also features a harpoon and a flame-thrower.
The Nux Car.
Late 1930’s Ford coupe re-imagined as an apocalypse vehicle. It has an 8-cylinder engine, turbocharger, compressor, and nitrous oxide system inside.
The War Rig.
An insane mix of a six-wheeled Tatra truck and hot rod fitted with two turbocharged V8s. It has a huge cistern attached to its back with “watchtowers” in the form of 1940’s Chevrolet bodies.
FDK. Volkswagen Beetle.
A mutant with a V8 engine and mechanical charger. One of the convoy and guard cars in the film.
Mad monster Gigahorse’s guarding car that barely resembles the mid-1950’s Holden FJ. Huge V8 with a drive booster and a four-chamber carburetor tower.
“Peacemaker” is a classic Australian 1970’s Chrysler Valiant Charger muscle car put on caterpillar chain and turned into a tank with a ton of arms on board.
1960’s Holden EH estate car put on an off-roader chassis and fitted with a hydraulic plough and harpoon.
Buick, just Buick. Six huge wheels and a gun on the roof – a great car for convoy’s guard.
It’s a tower on wheels, whose purpose was collecting anything of value that’s been left after battles and taking over enemy cars left without owners.
In the early 1970’s, a Sydney company Custom Performance Modification decided to release a Corvette copy, since the original model hasn’t been shipped to the country at the time.
Australians have made a Corvette body copy out of glass fibre and have put it onto a Holden pick-up chassis. But, Holden has been a lot longer, than the original Corvette, so the copy wasn’t perfect.
This car is fitted with a V12 engine (two combined GMC V6s) and a nitrous oxide injection system. On its back – a shooting position with a machinegun.
Regular apocalyptic vehicle fleet’s representative. Rusty “classic” body put on an off-roader chassis with a supercharged engine, and a machine gun in the back.
Chase car: Chrysler Valiant Charger coupe with a V8 engine, flame-thrower, and stock of Molotov cocktail as a unit.
The Big Foot.
Dodge Fargo pick-up out of 1940’s made into a Big Foot. It sports 66” Goodyear tyre casings, a V8 engine with a compressor and an automatic gearbox. The car is over 2 meters tall, while the suspension movement exceeds 1 meter.
Australian 1970’s Holden HZ turned into a chase car: bumper made of tyres, machine gunes, and a flame-thrower in the trunk compartment.
1937 Plymouth sedan turned into one of the most insane cars in the film. Its entire body is covered with metal spikes.
Military eight-wheeled car made for transportation of transcontinental rockets, re-made as a musical stage: countless dynamics and amps, trumpets and guitars. Seems like Max’s fans will get tons of rock’n’roll!