The List: What might the Hulk Drive?
As anyone who doesn’t live in a cave knows, The Avengers opens this Friday. We've seen it, and it's AWESOME. Mark Ruffalo plays dual roles as Dr. Bruce Banner and the Hulk, and he gives an incredible performance. We actually think he's the best Hulk of all time. He's absolutely perfect. There's no shortage of intense action in the film, and in many varied locations. This got me thinking: besides hitching rides from bad guys and using brute strength to propel himself, how else could the Hulk get from Point A to Point B? Unlike his pals, he can’t fly. So how else could he move expeditiously to his destination? I’m not sure, but if he were to ask my advice, I’d suggest the following... 5 - Bentley Continental Supersports It’s big. It’s fast. It’s not a sports car, but oh what a grand tourer it is. At nearly sixteen feet in length and crushing the scales at 5200 pounds, the Supersports needs every one of its W-12 engine’s 621 horsepower to make the leap to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. Capable of generating 1.29 g on the skid pad and a top speed in excess of over 200 mph, the Supersports delivers everything a superhero needs, plus room for three friends (when he's not angry). 4 - Ford Super Duty F-450
Dually pick-ups are cool. They’re huge, they’re powerful, and they’re (mostly) indestructible. In other words: perfect for a superhero. The most important thing to know about the F-450 dually: 800 lb-ft of torque, provided by its 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel. Coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission, the 450 can tow more than 24,000 pounds. If that’s not going to get the job done, a visit to the neighborhood Peterbilt dealer may be in order.
3 - Lamborghini LM 002
Perhaps the most repugnant vehicle ever to escape the Apennine Peninsula, the LM 002 is also one of the coolest. Yes, Lamborghini just released their stylish new SUV, the Urus, but let’s get real, that thing is for posing in the wilds of Pebble Beach. The LM 002, on the other hand, was conceived by Lamborghini to pry entry into the military vehicle arena. While it failed to attract even a single buyer from any country’s militia, the V-12 from the Countach certainly piqued enough civilians’ interest (particularly in the Middle East) to keep it in production for eight years.
2 - AM General Humvee
HMMWV: High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle This may have seemed like the obvious choice for #1, which is all the more reason to make it #2. To be clear: I’m talking the hardcore military Humvee, not the limp-wristed, leather-and-chrome Hummers preferred by small dudes trying to compensate. The original AM General Humvees are badass in every respect, except perhaps for the powerplant. Why these things never got GM’s rip-snorting Duramax diesel is a mystery to me.
1 - Toyota Prius
What did you expect? The dude’s green!
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Photo Credits: Marvel Comics and AM General