Which superheroes have the best cars?

It didn’t take long to realize the list is pretty short.

Superman flies magic-style. Wonder Woman rocks an invisible jet. Thor gets pulled around by some angry light-speed flying rams.

The lesson here, we think, is that humans are really the best judge of what’s great in the automotive world.

We’re jealous of almost every superhero not named Matter Eater Lad. But who we’re really jealous of are the ones driving these cars. In no particular order:

1. The Mist Mobile

From the graphic novel Kick-Ass, the Mist Mobile is a modded-up Ford Mustang with an over-the-top body kit and Lambo-style doors. It belongs to the Red Mist—a rich kid superhero wannabe played spectacularly in the film adaptation by McLovin. This pony does just what the movie title suggests.

2. The Batmobile

vintage batmobile recreation

You can’t leave the most-important car in comic book lore off of this list, even if it is a little bit cliché at this point. We’re rolling with the 1966 version, even though there’s an argument to be made for the 1989 variety. Built off the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, the ’66 Batmobile is a timeless classic. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s piloted by the comic industry’s best superhero.

3. The Punisher’s GTO

Calm down, purist guy. We know the Punisher drove a van in the comic books. But what are we doing here—having a who’s-the-nerdiest contest, or picking out sweet rides? Exactly. We’re doing both. And this nerd says the Punisher’s 1969 Pontiac GTO from the 2004 film is one bad machine.

4. The Green Hornet’s Black Beauty

Black Beauty is a totally rad-ified 1965 Chrysler Imperial, outfitted with a couple .30-caliber machine guns, a flame thrower, and head-turning looks. The original is gorgeous, but we’re giving the nod to the 2011 version because in the film the car was built with a whole bunch of parts from our friends at Summit Racing. And at OnAllCylinders, we shamelessly plug our friends.

5. Tony Stark’s Acura NSX in The Avengers

When he’s not rocking faces in his Iron Man suit, Tony Stark is being rich and awesome and driving some of the best cars money can buy. And in The Avengers, that car was an Acura NSX that has never and will never exist, but is based off the NSX concept introduced to the public this year. It could start coming off production lines in 2014. According to Motor Trend, the new NSX will be powered by a 3.5- or 3.7-liter V6 hybrid engine that will produce 400 horsepower. That sound you just heard was the echo from my head exploding.

Did we miss something? Let us know. Unless you plan on coming at us with the Fantastic Four’s Fantasti-Car. If so, your vote doesn’t count.

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.