Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to become one of the biggest releases in Marvel’s history. Watching the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes defend humanity after a Tony Stark experiment gone wrong got us thinking – what car would these superheroes drive?
Tony Stark/Iron Man: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
As we learned in Iron Man 2 when Tony Stark arrived at the Stark Expo, Iron Man likes to make an entrance. We know that he chooses to drive an Audi, but if he really wanted to impress everyone, we think he should go with a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. With 707 HP, he’ll have everyone’s full attention simply with the roar of the engine. And considering his mansion was destroyed by Eric Savin at the end of Iron Man 3, we know he’s in the market for some new automobiles.
NHRA certified as the most powerful and fastest muscle car ever with interior options for ruby red Alcantara and black Nappa leather, Tony can remove the Iron Man armor after a hard day of saving the world and jump into the comfort of the Hellcat’s driver’s seat, feeling right at home.
But let’s be honest, what this ingenious engineer is most interested in is the Hellcat’s technology. To enhance engine performance, the driver’s side parking lamp was removed to enable a cold-air intake allowing the 6.2-liter HEMI engine to deliver the highest horsepower and torque. On the inside, the Hellcat offers outstanding performance configurative ability and personalization. Between drive modes and other selectable settings, the Hellcat offers more than 125 potential configurations. It’s basically your own personal J.A.R.V.I.S.
It even includes a red key that enables access to the maximum engine power level and a black key that utilizes a more power reserved output for every day driving. (Not that we’d ever expected Tony to use the black key.) We’re hoping the 2016 model will feature an ARC reactor.
Steve Rogers/Captain America: Jeep Patriot
Deciding which car patriotic supersoldier Captain America would choose was a no-brainer.
Steve Rogers, disturbed by the rise of the Third Reich, decided to enlist in the Army after America’s early entry into World War II in early 1940. Despite his bravery, Steve’s body was scrawny and frail. After being rejected, his resolution was noticed by US Army General Chester Phillips who deemed Steve as the perfect candidate for Project: Rebirth. He was then injected with a serum transforming him into nearly a perfect human being with peak strength, agility, stamina, and intelligence. Unable to hide the project, the government branded Steve Rogers as Captain America – an icon of the American military and defender of the US.
The Willys MB, commonly known as a Jeep, was a four-wheel drive utility vehicle born from the military’s need for a light, cross-country reconnaissance vehicle during World War II. After creating a list of standard specifications, the Army received bids for prototypes from three auto companies. After testing, Willys-Overland motors won the contract mostly due to its more powerful engine, lower cost, and attractive design. The vehicle became quite popular among soldiers and was given the nickname “Eugene the Jeep” for a Popeye comic strip character that was “small, able to move between dimensions and could solve seemingly impossible problems.”
Both Captain America and Jeep played a major role in securing victory for the Allied, so it’s only natural that Steve would continue to defend humanity in the Willys MB descendant, the Jeep Patriot.
Bruce Banner/Hulk: Ram 3500
Transporting Bruce Banner isn’t a problem, but if you want to haul the Hulk, you need power.
But you can’t select a truck for Bruce Banner without considering the sheer size of the Hulk. Although we don’t know the exact height and weight of angry Bruce, it’s estimated that he registers at 8’8″ and 1,150 lbs. No problem! The Ram’s 3500 mega cab option is designed to seat all six Avengers with maximum leg room or approximately one Hulk comfortably.
So next time you might want to think twice before you cut someone off. You might not like them when they’re angry.
Thor: Dodge Dart
When you think “a car fit for a god,” the Dodge Dart may not be your first thought. Of course, you’ve never had to drive all the way to Asgard.
With 41 highway MPG, the Dodge Dart will save you thousands in gas money. We’re talking up to 541 highway miles on a tankful! The U Connect system allows you to connect to Sirius XM radio and navigation, all featured on an 8.4-inch screen.
Under the hood, the Norse god can choose from three innovative four-cylinder engines crafted for speed and efficiency needs.
Okay, we know that there is nothing more fuel efficient than traveling by hammer and that unfortunately, the Dodge Dart can’t currently drive you to other universes, but we do think that if Thor came home with a brand new Dart for Jane Foster, she’d be really happy. Plus it’s definitely way more efficient than traveling by horse or large dog, cat or bird.