The Dark Knight has the Batmobile (among other things) in his cave, so here’s a thought: Why not give those pesky troublemakers from the Suicide Squad a car to reflect their (messed up) personalities?
The movie has just hit the screens and the Joker is seen in a ridiculously-looking pink car. Named the Vaydor, it’s built on an Infiniti G35 and it’s obviously just a prop for the movie.
We think Batman’s most celebrated (pun intended) foe deserves something more in tune with his, em, colorful character. Come on, a pink what-have-you? That’s a bad joke, let’s find the man something with grit.
Like a Lykan Hypersport, for instance. This overpowered, brash and outrageous 740 horsepower and 960 Nm machine is pure lunacy. It even comes with 420 diamonds encrusted in the LED lights, on a titanium accent piece, and its whole body and interior are garnished with carbon fiber. Oh, and did we mention it has a 9-inch mid-air Hologram display with interactive motion?
Now tell us a better car to suit the edgy Harley Quinn than a 6.5-litre 690 HP Lamborghini Aventador. Like Joker’s love interest she looks gorgeous, but you don’t want to push her too much. And just like the character, the Lambo has everything it needs to stand out from the crowd, especially if we’re talking about one with a vinyl wrap like this one.
Chato Santana, better known as El Diablo, is an ex-criminal who’s possessed by a “minor demon” that acts as a Spirit of Vengeance. His body slumbers in a coma while “El Diablo” roams the earth; similar to what happened to the Equus Bass 770. Based on a barely recognizable 1960s Mustang, the Equus Bass is driven by a supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V8 developing 640 HP and 605 lb-ft (819 Nm) of torque.
Enchantress’ goth looks and illusive black mist are best represented by a Rolls-Royce Wraith, especially as the car floats as it goes – just like the aforementioned antihero. Granted, the Roller is more art-deco than gothic, but there’s nothing those blokes from the British car maker’s bespoke program can’t do if they put their mind to it.
Killer Croc’s ride would be a Super Snake, as both are as cold blooded as it gets. Like the Croc, the Shelby has become more powerful throughout the years, tickling the baser instincts with the 750 HP from its tuned 5.0-liter supercharged V8.
As an all-out army guy and leader of the Task Force X-villain group, Rick Flag’s car should definitely be a modified Jeep Wrangler. The original Richard Montgomery Flag led a division in World War II called the Suicide Squadron, which would make him contemporary with Jeep’s first car: The Wyllis MA.
Slipknot – no, not the heavy metal band – is a trained assassin that mastered the use of ropes. He’s the equivalent of a certain British spy, albeit more muscular and good at crafting indestructible ropes (yes, really). A perk which comes in handy if you drive the motoring equivalent of a Swiss army knife: The Range Rover.
Katana is a quick, highly proficient hand-to-hand combatant and swordswoman with strong tactical skills. She also wields a sword that can trap people’s souls, which is similar to what the Honda NSX does, albeit with a 573 HP high-tech hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive.
Last but not least is a superhero created in 1960 by someone with no imagination. Captain Boomerang is an expert at (yup, you guessed it) throwing boomerangs. The only thing that could make him remotely cool is a proper Aussie beast like the HSV Maloo (Vauxhall VXR8 Maloo, in this case). The one with the 6.2-litre Supercharged LSA Generation IV V8, that boasts 536 HP and 671 Nm of torque is a nice fit.
Thanks Will Hayes from Car Keys!