Mad Max V8 Interceptor
Mad Max is set in a violent dystopia in a post-apocalyptic Australia after a nuclear war, in which the weirdly-named protagonist, Max Rockatansky, is a cop attempting to maintain order amidst the general chaos. He drives the V8 Interceptor, a black Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe, which he affectionately refers to as his “Pursuit Special.” The car is heavily modified to become a high-performance police pursuit vehicle. Throughout the movie, Max uses the Pursuit Special to pursue and apprehend violent criminals on the highways.
The V8 Interceptor is a black Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe, heavily modified to become a high-performance, post-apocalyptic vehicle. It features a menacing look with a distinctive supercharger protruding from the hood, making it one of the most recognizable and fearsome vehicles in the wasteland. Throughout the film, the V8 Interceptor serves as Max’s loyal companion and a symbol of his indomitable spirit as he navigates a desolate world filled with chaos and violence.
In “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” (1981), the story picks up after the events of the first film. Max, still haunted by the loss of his family, roams the wasteland alone in his V8 Interceptor. He comes across a small group of survivors led by a man named Pappagallo. They are under siege by a marauding gang of petrol-hungry bandits led by the fearsome Lord Humungus.
Max reluctantly agrees to help the group in their desperate attempt to escape from the gang’s clutches. He offers his driving skills and the power of the V8 Interceptor in exchange for a share of the precious gasoline they possess. The V8 Interceptor becomes a key asset in their plan to make a daring escape from the gang’s stronghold.
This rebuilt Interceptor appears again in Mad Max: Fury Road, however it is in very bad shape. The right rear tyre is filled with rags, the car sputters black smoke upon ignition and is being slowly consumed by rust. Max attempts to outrun the War Boys but the current state of the Interceptor is no match to significantly superior vehicles driven by the attackers.