The 5 most well-known cars in racing games

5 of the most iconic cars in games

What good is a racing game if it doesn’t include at least one iconic car? They are like a happily married couple.

However, it is not only the racing genre that has some of the most iconic cars; other genres have cars that are well loved and adored by the gaming community as well.

Many of the most well-known cars in racing games are fictional, but real cars can also be found in games such as Gran Turismo, which is credited with popularizing Japanese vehicles such as the Nissan Skyline GT-R

However, it is not only the racing genre that has some of the most iconic cars; other genres have cars that are well loved and adored by the gaming community as well.

Enough with the words! Check out our list of the five most iconic cars from video games.

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BMW M3 GTR E46

BMW M3 GTR E46 – Need for Speed Most Wanted

The BMW M3 GTR E46 is the game’s central character in Need for Speed Most Wanted, and it’s the only car that has any significance in the plot.

The first car you drive in the game is the M3 GTR, which is stolen by the Blacklist, a notorious street racing gang. You are then tasked with defeating every member of the Blacklist and reclaiming your prized M3 GTR.

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Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak

Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak

The Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak stands apart among the many vehicles that have shown up in the Gran Turismo series.

The 4WD Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak was made renowned in Gran Turismo for its crazy exhibition as a rivalry vehicle worked to handle the difficult peaks.

Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged, 2.5-litre six-chamber motor that produces almost 1,000 strength. The has some serious speed as players were always destined to outperform their opponents in races.


Ferrari Testarossa Spider

Ferrari Testarossa Spider

Few cars are as associated with a driving game as the Ferrari Testarossa in OutRun, the classic arcade game released in 1986.

Sega’s arcade racer lets you live out your fantasy of driving around in a convertible Ferrari with your girlfriend cheering you on from the passenger seat.

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However, licensed cars in racing games were uncommon at the time, so driving a car in OutRun that had a Ferrari badge must have been special.

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Princess Peach in Super Mario

A simple one to begin with, we beg you know this – otherwise I’d just stop here.

41 Hornet

41 Hornet

Another iconic car from a racing game is the Hornet, which launched a new era of polygonal 3D racing games in arcades in 1994.
The 41 Hornet, inspired by the NASCAR Chevrolet Lumina stock car racer, is the only playable car in Daytona USA. The game is also well known for its advanced Sega Model 2 graphics, addictive and thrilling gameplay, and infectious soundtrack.


Dodge Challenger R/T

Driver: San Francisco Dodge Challenger R/T

Last but not least, the Challenger R/T in Driver San Francisco. A car with over 300 horsepower that is used in high-speed chases and burning rubber on the streets of San Francisco.

The Dodge Challenger R/T certainly fits the bill for an iconic car from a video game, as the same model has appeared in several Hollywood films over the years.

With that said, we are confident that if you look at the list above, you will be tempted to play these classic games again.


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