20 Expensive Cars Destroyed for Cinematic Spectacle

Hollywood movies often destroy expensive cars for authentic scenes, like the Lamborghini in “The Dark Knight” or the Ferrari in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” This list features 20 of the most expensive cars wrecked in films, a sight that might make car lovers mourn.

Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 (The Dark Knight)

Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640
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As mentioned, a Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 is destroyed in The Dark Knight. This film has been hailed as one of the top Batman flicks, but it might get you ‘right in the feels’ when Bruce Wayne (expertly played by Christian Bale) resorts to driving the Murcielago instead of his beloved Batmobile. Bruce, unfortunately, sacrifices the Murcielargo to stop an assassination attempt. The assassin’s truck crashes into the Murcielago instead of the target’s vehicle.

So, how much does a Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 sell these days? On CarGurus, you might see a 2007-2008 LP-640 for over $229,000 with over 34,000 miles.

Lykan Hypersport (The Fast and Furious 7)

Lykan Hypersport
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The Fast and Furious franchise has destroyed many fine motorized-vehicles over the course of its ten films. With an eleventh due out in early 2024, fancy vehicles will be destroyed even more. One of the most expensive models to get ruined in an F&F film happens in F&F7 when Dominic drives a Lykan Hypersport off of a skyscraper.

Pricey and rare, the Hypersport is manufactured by Lebanese company W Motors. A 2013-2017 Hypersport costs $3.4 million. Yes, you read that right – $3.4 million. Some F&F actors probably don’t drop that kind of dough on their vehicles.

Aston Martin DB5 (Goldfinger)

Aston Martin DB5
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The older James Bond films utilized a lot of Aston Martin models. And, after Jaguar declined to provide a car to the Goldfinger film, the Aston Martin DB5 became a staple, appearing in successive Bond films.

In the 1964 hit Goldfinger movie, James Bond crashes his DB5 into a wall during an intense chase scene. One of the DB5s that made it out of the film unscathed sold in 2010 for a mind-blowing $3.57 million.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California
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For those who have watched the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you no doubt recall the iconic 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California sitting in Cameron’s father’s garage – that is until Ferris decides that they need to take it out for a joyride.

The car, of course, gets wrecked by the end of the film. However, the models used in the movie were replicas worth a fraction of the real ’61 Ferrari 250 GT California price tag. A real version is insanely rare and costs around $10 million today. Heck, recently, someone splurged $337,000 for one of the movie’s surviving replicas!

Lamborghini Huracán (Doctor Strange)

Lamborghini Huracán
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When it replaced the Gallardo back in 2014, the Lamborghini Huracan became wildly popular. Sure, it costs about $300,000, but its superb driving dynamics and powerful V10 engine make it Lamborghini’s best-selling model.

The Huracan made an appearance in the first Doctor Strange film. Unfortunately, in this vehicle, the titular superhero gets into a bad accident that results in his arms being paralyzed.

Lamborghini Miura P400 (The Italian Job)

Lamborghini Miura P400
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Another Lamborghini loved by gearheads is the Miura. It debuted in 1966 and quickly became a favorite among filmmakers who appreciated its unique beauty. Today, a 60s Miura P400 in excellent condition goes for a cool $1 million.

In 1969 the Miura P400 appeared in the British comedy The Italian Job. In the film’s opening sequence, the Miura P400 gets smashed by a bulldozer before being dropped off a cliff to make the wreck look accidental.

1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 (Gone In 60 Seconds)

1967 Shelby Mustang GT500
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The iconic 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 was undoubtedly one of the coolest muscle cars out of the ‘60s, and it goes for a pretty penny today. You will have to shell out over $200,000 for a GT500 these days.

In the film Gone in 60 Seconds, a GT500 gets destroyed. But never fear – in December of 2022, the Shelby Trust won its copyright case over the vehicle, allowing them to construct licensed GT500s that look almost exactly like the film’s GT500.

Bugatti Veyron (Need for Speed)

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In “Need for Speed,” a Bugatti Veyron meets its end during a high-speed chase. Known for being one of the fastest street-legal cars, the Veyron’s price tag can exceed $1.5 million. Its destruction in the film is a heart-stopping moment for car enthusiasts.

Ferrari Enzo (Rush)

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“Rush,” a film about Formula 1 racing, features a dramatic scene where a Ferrari Enzo crashes and burns. The Enzo, named after the company’s founder, is a rare gem, with only a few hundred made, each costing upwards of $2.5 million.

Porsche 918 Spyder (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation)

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In “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” Tom Cruise’s character Ethan Hunt drives a Porsche 918 Spyder in a thrilling chase that ends with the car’s destruction. This hybrid supercar, valued at around $1 million, is known for its speed and cutting-edge technology.

McLaren P1 (Transformers: Age of Extinction)

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The McLaren P1, a limited-production hybrid supercar, is obliterated during an intense battle scene in “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” With only 375 units ever made, each P1 carries a price tag of about $1.15 million.

Aston Martin Vanquish (Die Another Day)

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In the James Bond film “Die Another Day,” an Aston Martin Vanquish, also known as the Vanish, is famously destroyed. This luxury sports car, with its advanced technology and sleek design, can cost upwards of $300,000.

Koenigsegg CCXR (Fast & Furious 6)

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“Fast & Furious 6” sees the demise of a Koenigsegg CCXR during a high-octane race. This Swedish hypercar, known for its exclusivity and performance, is valued at over $4.8 million.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (Red 2)

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In “Red 2,” a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is spectacularly blown up. This supercar, a collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren, is worth around $500,000.

Pagani Zonda Cinque (Fast Five)

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“Fast Five” features the destruction of a Pagani Zonda Cinque during one of its iconic street races. As one of only five in existence, the Zonda Cinque’s price can reach $3.4 million.

Jaguar XJ220 (Speed Racer)

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The movie “Speed Racer” includes a scene where a Jaguar XJ220 is totaled in a dramatic crash. Once the fastest production car in the world, the XJ220 has a market value of around $500,000.

Maserati MC12 (The Italian Job – Remake)

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In the remake of “The Italian Job,” a Maserati MC12 is destroyed in a chase through the streets of Los Angeles. This rare supercar, with only 50 units produced, is valued at about $1.7 million.

Rolls-Royce Phantom (The Wolf of Wall Street)

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“The Wolf of Wall Street” features a scene where a Rolls-Royce Phantom is wrecked in a fit of rage. Known for its luxury and prestige, the Phantom costs around $450,000.

Bentley Continental GT (John Wick)

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In “John Wick,” the titular character’s Bentley Continental GT is demolished during a pursuit. This high-end luxury car, known for its power and elegance, comes with a price tag of approximately $200,000.

Ford GT40 (Ford v Ferrari)

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“Ford v Ferrari” showcases the historical racing battles between Ford and Ferrari, including a scene where a Ford GT40 is crashed during a tense race. This iconic race car, pivotal in Le Mans history, can fetch millions at auction, with values often exceeding $3 million.

This article originally appeared on MyCarMakesNoise.

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