Here are our ten fastest favorite drivers from film and television. Don't try any of this at home.
10.) Frank in The Transporter
Before switching to Audis, Jason Statham was saving his client's ass in a 7 Series. And while the bridge jump was a bit over the top, he has done a hell of a job against those mighty Peugeots.
Suggested By: Diesel
9.) James Bond in The Quantum of Solace
I drove on those very roads last year, and boy, do they feel narrow! Beating not one but two Alfa Romeos equipped with machine guns at home territory is a big achievement even driving a V12 Aston.
8.) Racer X in Speed Racer
It's always the underdog. Monsterajr:
I love love love Speed Racer, but technically (flame suit on) Racer X is the better one as he doesn't have all the gadgets the Mach 5 does. Besides, he's the older brother to Speed so he has got to be better?
Suggested By: Monsterajr
7.) Sam in Ronin
A Peugeot 406 against a BMW
535i M5? Way to go Sam!
Suggested By: 72Riv
6.) Franco in The Gumball Rally
Franco. A man who understands Italian cars and knows how to push a Ferrari Daytona further than Sonny Crockett. My X-type is too a real Jaguar:
"The first rule of Italian driving, What's behind me is not important." He is able to navigate his car into the back of an 18 wheeler with no advance warning. He also is a great driving instructor, as he was able to stop off for a quickie and then instruct his lady on how to catch up to a Ferrari Daytona in a relatively slow ass SL450. Plus he raced a Cobra in the L.A. river without crashing. He is simply a great driver.
Suggested By: My X-type is too a real Jaguar
5.) Fred Jones in Scooby Doo
A talking dog in the car? I'm absolutely with JohnnyWasASchoolBoy on this one:
He had to transport a pothead, a talking stoner dog, a pain-in-the-ass know it all, and a cock tease across the States. He did it all in a custom van, with the four idiots yammering in his ear all day. Plus, he maintained his I'm a good-guy, athletic All-American nerd image going the whole time.
How he did that, without snapping and piloting the Mystery Machine off a bridge... amazing.
4.) Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity
Anybody can get away with hundreds of horsepower. Matt Damon did it with less than fifty.
Suggested By: Vin
3.) Harlan B. Hollis in The Junkman
He could do it in a Mustang, in a Caddy, in a Corvette, or anything with internal combustion. H.B. Halicki was simply brilliant. No stuntman around his sets...
Suggested By: StewMM
2.) Bandit in Smokey and the Bandit
Burt Reynolds can turn anybody into a Texan for two hours. Magic.
Suggested By: LyleLanley
1.) Frankenstein in Death Race 2000
If you question my decision, I'll score you all. JayHova:
Frankenstein! Frankenstein the legend, Frankenstein the indestructible! Sole survivor of the titanic pile-up of '95, only two-time winner of the Transcontinental Road Race... Frankenstein! Ripped up, wiped out, battered, shattered, creamed, and reamed... a dancer on the brink of death... Frankenstein, who lost a leg in '98, an arm in '99! With half a face and half a chest, and all the guts in the world, he's back!
Suggested By: JayHova
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