Car chases are a staple of movies and video games for a good reason. It’s thrilling to see how the criminals will get away or how our heroes will catch the villains. What really makes it more exciting than other types of action scenes is the unpredictable nature of the chase; you never know what’s going to happen. Will there be a simple mistake that brings it all to a stop? Will the chaser be able to make it through the red light? Punctuate all of that with the sounds of engines revving, tires screeching, and metal crunching, and it’s no wonder why almost every movie has some sort of car chase in it.
While we would never want to encourage anyone to get into a dangerous car chase, every gearhead has fantasized about doing it. Of course, the most important part of a car chase is, obviously, the cars. Even though Hollywood movies enjoy showing the flashiest and most heavily modified cars outrun the police, it’s probably a good idea to instead look for a car that hides its power from everyone. On top of that, a getaway car is useless if it can’t fit your cohorts and, if you’re getting away from a robbery, your ill-gotten goods. With all of that in mind, let’s look at 18 vehicles for the perfect getaway.
18 Jaguar XFR-S
With its powerful motor and excellent chassis, the XFR-S makes for a quick getaway car. While it’s a very visually loud car from the factory as a result of its huge wing and bright paint job, you can easily tone it down for the big chase. After it’s been modified, this sexy Jag looks more like a perfectly pedestrian Ford Fusion.
Its 550-horsepower V8 will most likely be the most helpful aspect when things get rough.
And acceleration isn’t the only aspect where this cat excels either. It’s designed to out-corner smaller sports cars, despite its Jaguar heft. The power and suspension combination means that you’ll escape where others are caught. However, Jaguar is no longer selling this variant of the XF, so make sure you chose your used Jag carefully.