Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car.

Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car.

Thursday, May 15th, 2008 11:21am CDT

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Forbes.com (of all sites) recently posted a list of fictional vehicles from movies, cartoons and other origins and placed rank on them based on their capabilities.

Topping the list is Transformers own Autobot Blurr,

with a listed speed of 800 mph. Second place went to the Mach 5 of Speed Racer fame

(both the cartoon and newly released movie) running at 258 mph and third and fourth places going to the Batmoblie from Batman Begins (Starring Christian Bale) and Dom's Charger from the Fast and the Furious (Vin Diesel) both clocking in at 220 mph.



A couple honorable mentions added to the list: Doc Brown's DeLorean

from the Back to the Future Movies going up to 190 mph on the ground and and the man powered Flinstone mobile burning up the roads at 11 mph downhill.



To view the complete list, click here.

Credit(s): Forbes.com


This article was last modified on Thursday, May 15th, 2008 11:32am CDT

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Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701066)
Posted by Archanubis on May 15th, 2008 @ 11:26am CDT
Take that, Speed Racer! :P

Forbes, huh? Well, I guess that makes it respectable. ;)

BTW, you need to fix the image for the Mach 5. All I'm getting is a box with a red X.
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701079)
Posted by Senor Hugo on May 15th, 2008 @ 11:50am CDT
But they didn't take into account the fact that the DeLorean trave;s at such speeds after hitting 88mph that it can travel through time.

We know that when you hit the speed of light, time slows down, so obviously the DeLorean passed the speed of light, by opening a wormhole that allowed them to pierce the veil of time and travel however they please.
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701080)
Posted by Zeds on May 15th, 2008 @ 11:52am CDT
They must have just hired someone at Forbes who is reliving their childhood like I am. All power to them :grin:

BTW...I think that this link will work better for everyone:

http://www.forbes.com/2008/05/07/fastes ... peed=30000
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701082)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on May 15th, 2008 @ 11:54am CDT
FUN

But outside of his annoying voice, and that one scene in the movie when he was in bot mode, I never saw him drive real fast.
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701085)
Posted by Zeds on May 15th, 2008 @ 11:59am CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:FUN

But outside of his annoying voice, and that one scene in the movie when he was in bot mode, I never saw him drive real fast.


QFT! It was mainly Blurr's mouth that was moving at the speed of sound!
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701087)
Posted by It Is Him on May 15th, 2008 @ 11:59am CDT
That Blurr screen capture has a Sci-Fi channel watermark! Awesome! Those were good times when they reran G1.

Ha. I guess it's kind of silly that I'm more excited about a watermark than some crap on Forbes.
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701092)
Posted by ponycorn on May 15th, 2008 @ 12:06pm CDT
Guys, who really is faster - Blurr or Nitro Convoy?
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701098)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on May 15th, 2008 @ 12:11pm CDT
Go Blurr Go!!!
He's got the need, the need for speed!
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701125)
Posted by Firebird on May 15th, 2008 @ 12:52pm CDT
Speed racer just can't get a #1 spot.

First Iron Man destroys him at the box office, now Blurr beat him by 500 mph. :D
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701129)
Posted by PrivatePoop on May 15th, 2008 @ 12:59pm CDT
I saw the new SR movie, and even though I hated every second of it, I coulda sworn they gave some 3 or 4 hundred mph league figure at some point in the movie. Like, the announcer said he was going X speed, and X speed was noticeably higher than 258 mph. Not to nitpick over a fictional list, but I think Forbes may not have checked their sources properly.
Weren't there other TF's that were cited in their comic bios as going faster than some of the cars listed here?
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701133)
Posted by Puck on May 15th, 2008 @ 1:04pm CDT
Is it really voting when you just list given speeds from highest to lowest?
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701134)
Posted by Dagon on May 15th, 2008 @ 1:09pm CDT
Senor Hugo wrote:But they didn't take into account the fact that the DeLorean trave;s at such speeds after hitting 88mph that it can travel through time.

We know that when you hit the speed of light, time slows down, so obviously the DeLorean passed the speed of light, by opening a wormhole that allowed them to pierce the veil of time and travel however they please.



Thanks, you stole my post. But seriously, I agree with Senor Hugo.
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701137)
Posted by First Gen on May 15th, 2008 @ 1:13pm CDT
Dagon wrote:
Senor Hugo wrote:But they didn't take into account the fact that the DeLorean trave;s at such speeds after hitting 88mph that it can travel through time.

We know that when you hit the speed of light, time slows down, so obviously the DeLorean passed the speed of light, by opening a wormhole that allowed them to pierce the veil of time and travel however they please.



Thanks, you stole my post. But seriously, I agree with Senor Hugo.


Two words: Flux Capacitor. 88 MPH is hardly the speed of light, it was the flux capacitor that made time travel possible.
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701162)
Posted by Blurrz on May 15th, 2008 @ 1:43pm CDT
That's right.. Blurr is faster than all of you. Muhahahahaha!
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701203)
Posted by Wolfhart on May 15th, 2008 @ 2:44pm CDT
...But he lost a race to Hot Rod in Rebirth... :P
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701217)
Posted by Senor Hugo on May 15th, 2008 @ 3:05pm CDT
First Gen wrote:
Dagon wrote:
Senor Hugo wrote:But they didn't take into account the fact that the DeLorean trave;s at such speeds after hitting 88mph that it can travel through time.

We know that when you hit the speed of light, time slows down, so obviously the DeLorean passed the speed of light, by opening a wormhole that allowed them to pierce the veil of time and travel however they please.



Thanks, you stole my post. But seriously, I agree with Senor Hugo.


Two words: Flux Capacitor. 88 MPH is hardly the speed of light, it was the flux capacitor that made time travel possible.


Yes, 88mph is hardly the speed of light.

However, 88mph was only a requirement in order for the Flux Capacitor to work.

Once it hits 88mph the flux capacitor along with help from whichever radioactive substance they needed, plutonium or something, I forget, to generate the necessary 1.21 gigawatts for time travel to be possible.

What this, in totally armchair theory, does, is allow the Flux Capacitor to turn the stainless steel of the DeLorean into a giant superconductor.

This causes a door in the fabric of space/time to open, that which the DeLorean can travel through, and then go to any point in time.

Causing a door such as this to open, is only possible through one way. Speed, the Flash has been able to travel into the future, and I believe back, due to his speed and the connection to the Speed Force.

Wormholes, in Stargate, due to a solar-flare hitting at just the right time in the wormholes travel, causes SG-1 to travel to the past, then again to the future.

Then in numerous Star Trek episodes, and movies, travel through time has happened.

Now, this is essentially what the DeLorean/Flux Capacitor does. It opens up a wormhole, which could allow the DeLorean to travel through space in fractions of the time that it would take current technology, in order to travel that distance in time like that, you'd be going much, much, much faster than the speed of light. A wormhole causes this to happen, the only difference would be, that instead of traveling to a different place, the DeLorean is traveling to a different point in time, most likely due to the supercharged stainless steel of the DeLorean itself. Which could disrupt the wormhole enough for time travel to be possible.
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701228)
Posted by First Gen on May 15th, 2008 @ 3:19pm CDT
Senor Hugo wrote:Yes, 88mph is hardly the speed of light.

However, 88mph was only a requirement in order for the Flux Capacitor to work.

Once it hits 88mph the flux capacitor along with help from whichever radioactive substance they needed, plutonium or something, I forget, to generate the necessary 1.21 gigawatts for time travel to be possible.

What this, in totally armchair theory, does, is allow the Flux Capacitor to turn the stainless steel of the DeLorean into a giant superconductor.

This causes a door in the fabric of space/time to open, that which the DeLorean can travel through, and then go to any point in time.

Causing a door such as this to open, is only possible through one way. Speed, the Flash has been able to travel into the future, and I believe back, due to his speed and the connection to the Speed Force.

Wormholes, in Stargate, due to a solar-flare hitting at just the right time in the wormholes travel, causes SG-1 to travel to the past, then again to the future.

Then in numerous Star Trek episodes, and movies, travel through time has happened.

Now, this is essentially what the DeLorean/Flux Capacitor does. It opens up a wormhole, which could allow the DeLorean to travel through space in fractions of the time that it would take current technology, in order to travel that distance in time like that, you'd be going much, much, much faster than the speed of light. A wormhole causes this to happen, the only difference would be, that instead of traveling to a different place, the DeLorean is traveling to a different point in time, most likely due to the supercharged stainless steel of the DeLorean itself. Which could disrupt the wormhole enough for time travel to be possible.


Okay Hugo, now you're getting all Einstein on me. I have no idea about worm holes and space fabric so you lost me.

All I know is 1.21 jigawatts!!!!! And Biff's family like was destined to be a series of clone like people. :P
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701241)
Posted by Senor Hugo on May 15th, 2008 @ 3:26pm CDT
First Gen wrote:
All I know is 1.21 jigawatts!!!!! And Biff's family like was destined to be a series of clone like people. :P


Yeah, I watch a lot of Science Fiction..... a lot.
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701293)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on May 15th, 2008 @ 4:30pm CDT
First Gen wrote:Topping the list is Transformers own Autobot Blurr, with a listed speed of 800 mph.

Um...okay, then. Congratulations, Blurr!
:APPLAUSE:

ponycorn wrote:Guys, who really is faster - Blurr or Nitro Convoy?

Blurr. Kinda depends on if it's G1 Blurr or the retool of Armada Blurr that appeared in the Cybertron line. But assuming you mean G1 Blurr, he'd win.
Re: Forbes: Blurr voted fastest fictional car. (701340)
Posted by Sledge on May 15th, 2008 @ 5:16pm CDT
Wolfhart wrote:...But he lost a race to Hot Rod in Rebirth... :P

The race does not always go to the swift. The ability to take corners is generally pretty important.

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