This month director George Miller returns with Mad Max: Fury Road, a vehicular action movie 25 years in the making. Miller commissioned nearly 150 lunatic machines and stunts in the film were all done "practically" – using actual cars and living stunt people. In celebration, here's a sneak peek at ten of these souped-up war machines. Buckle up. Mad Max: Fury Road opens on 15 MayMore
Built around the desiccated remains of what appears to be a 1937 Plymouth sedan, this metallic hyena’s mission is to scrounge the wasteland looking for carrion to consume and repurpose. The spikes were not part of Plymouth’s original design. Hey, maybe it’s a ’38? Nah, it’s a ’37.
It’s a monster truck shoved under the sheetmetal of what appears to be a 1939 or 1940 Fargo pickup. And Fargo, for those scoring at home, was what many Dodge trucks were called when sold for export to (or built in) countries like Canada, Turkey, and, yes, Australia.
Riding on 66-inch-tall Goodyear tires and featuring four feet of suspension travel, this beast, according to the official materials, is powered by a supercharged V-8 turning a Turbo 400 automatic transmission. The massive axles are reportedly from a military tanker. And the name of the character who drives this is “Rictus Erectus.” Giggle.