Ford’s Australian division has launched two “Max Max” concept cars at the Melbourne Motor Show, inspired by the Ford XB Falcon Interceptor and Pursuit Special cars seen in the 1979 film Max Max.
The XB Falcon-based vehicles became as famous as the post-apocalyptic movie itself, and with a fourth entry in the franchise — Mad Max 4: Fury Road — in the works, Top Gear Australia challenged designers to build a modern-day interpretation of those cars. The concept cars seen in the video below represent the work of designers Nima Nourian and Simon Brook.
The cars are actually just 40-percent scale models made from clay, but they show the same aggressive styling elements and creative weaponry as the vehicles in the original Mad Max film. The concept cars reportedly have a titanium-lined body which disrupts police scanners, tasers to shock enemy motorcyclists, and special spikes which extend from the wheels to shred the tires of other vehicles. Don’t expect any of those on the options list at your local Ford dealership.
Top Gear Australia readers can now vote on which Interceptor concept they prefer, and the winning design will take the stage in the upcoming Mad Max film. Check out both concept cars in the short video below.