6 Real-Life Versions of Blade Runner Vehicles
Blade Runner’s iconic cars gave us a glimpse into what technology and design had in store for us in the future. We haven’t quite got flying cars yet, but the futuristic vision of the movie is fast coming true. So we decided to reimagine these real life cars Blade Runner style.
The Spinner Police car can drive on the ground or hover through the air, menacingly monitoring the population from the skies. Here we’ve re-imagined it as a Dodge Charger LX, one of the most high-performing police cars of recent times. This Blade Runner-style Dodge wouldn’t look out of place flying through the sky, pulling over a wayward replicant or cyber criminal.
Rick Deckard used this decommissioned Sedan Spinner to shuttle him around as he undertook his mission to “retire” escaped androids. Some speculate that Phillip K. Dicks’ dystopian vision of artificial intelligence gone awry is not so far off happening for real. If so, real-life Blade Runners would need something like this Tesla Model S. Its zero-to-60mph time makes it the ideal vehicle to chase down troublesome androids.
The eccentric genetic designer J. F. Sebastian went about his business in this Armadillo van, which some say influenced the design of the Ford Transit range. Why he chose this vehicle is a mystery, but maybe he used it to collect parts for his homemade toy-friends. In real life he’d need something like this Ford Transit Custom, reimagined for him here.
Not all of the people in the Blade Runner universe are escaped androids or specialist police officers on a mission. The Blade Runner city of Los Angeles in 2019 is depicted as technologically advanced and densely populated. But what kind of cars would everyday people drive? Perhaps this functional, yet futuristic, Volkswagen Gold Hatchback.
Blade Runner Truck
Set 30 years after the original movie, Blade Runner 2049 is bound to show us a whole host of new technologically advanced vehicles. Which car designs of the future will this movie inspire? Well, for a start, we’ve re-designed this Nikola One Semi, based on a Truck spotted in the trailer.
The police officers in Blade Runner have their work cut out keeping the peace. Cyber criminals are running amok and the police need speedy and reliable vehicles. The powerful and streamlined Harley Davidson V-Rod Muscle would make the perfect Spinner motorcycle. Escaped replicants wouldn’t get very far with this bike at their heels.
The ground-breaking designs from Blade Runner in 1982 clearly influenced car designers in future decades. With the new movie on the way, all eyes will be on the new car designs. These re-imagined real-life vehicles give us a further glimpse of where we might be heading.
Source: Jennings Ford Direct
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August 22 2017