Steve McQueen Has Been De-Throned As #1 Automotive Screen Icon…But By Who?
Until recently, Steve McQueen has sat on the throne as the greatest on-screen automotive icon. However, a new survey in Britain conducted by Hyundai has named Jeremy Clarkson of “Top Gear” and “The Grand Tour” fame as the new gearhead to beat.
Coming in third was Clarkson’s co-star, Richard Hammond with “Fast and Furious” actor Vin Diesel and Sean Connery, rounded out the top five.
Other icons to make the list include James May, Paul Walker, Daniel Craig, Roger Moore, and Jason Statham.
As far as actual iconic cars themselves are ranked, a previous Hyundai study found that Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 was the U.K.’s favorite movie car, with McQueen’s “Bullit” Mustang down in ninth place.
If you had a Top 5 list of movie cars and/or automotive screen icons, who and what car would be on it?