These are the fastest camera cars in the world

Published on Nov 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM (UTC+4)
by Kate Bain

Last updated on Nov 25, 2022 at 5:13 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

These are the fastest camera cars in the world

These are the fastest camera cars in the world 

From high-speed chases to luxury commercials, these camera cars are the real beasts behind the action.

They’re strong enough to carry heavy cranes and quick enough to keep up with the world’s fastest performance cars like the Bugatti Chiron.

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They’re also responsible for filming some of the world’s most epic movie scenes. 

And as chase scenes have gotten crazier, so have the cars that film them.

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They’re totally customized, given upgraded engines and painted matte black to avoid reflections. 

They’re also pimped to the max with filming equipment both outside and inside the car. 

So let’s dive in.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Porsche Panamera Turbo 

These camera cars have the perfect mix of speed and strength. 

They’ve been used to film scenes in The Fast and Furious movies and commercials for the Porsche 911 and Mercedes SLS. 

They’re a favorite among film crews because they can drive at over 160km/h and carry super heavy loads at the same time. 

They are fitted with a crane on the roof, which is connected to a gyro stabilizer.

The gyro stabilizer is responsible for counteracting any movement and also moving the camera so it can film the car from any angle. 

It sounds simple enough, but there’s a lot that goes into it.

First, the driver must have exceptional skills behind the wheel, and the crane operator, who sits in the passenger seat, must work with the driver to control the crane. 

Then in the backseat, there’s a camera operator in charge of the filming and often a client who is giving constant feedback about the footage. 

These Porsche camera cars cost well over $1 million to fit out.

R35 Nissan GT-R 

When a crane isn’t needed, crews rely on the Nissan GT-R. 

With a low center of gravity , it can support super-heavy equipment. 

This particular camera car was used to film the GT-R commercial in 2020. 

Ford GT Mustang 

The Ford GT Mustang is a favorite for high-speed action sequences. 

In fact, it was the main camera car used in Need for Speed. 

But of course, it had to be tuned up to keep up with the Bugatti Veyron. 

On this particular camera car, the camera can be fitted at the front, back or side, giving the film crew the best chance of getting their shot.

Ferrari camera cars

Some of the scenes in Need for Speed required something a bit faster than the mustang, and that’s where the Ferrari 458 comes in. 

The 458 isn’t the only Ferrari used as a chase car, a Ferrari 360 Modena and Ferrari 488 Challenge have also been fitted out as camera cars.

Bugatti Chiron 

Remember the video of the Chiron doing 0-400 in 42 seconds? It broke a speed record back in 2017. 

Most of it was filmed using drones but not all of it. 

Track shots were actually filmed using another Chiron. 

The crew attached a small rig to the second Bugatti – this is where the drone sat. 

Sounds simple enough, but coordinating two Chirons at maximum speed? That’s another kettle of fish entirely.

Lamborghini Huracan camera car

This Lamborghini Huracan is officially the fastest camera car in the world.

Without a rig, it reaches 323km/h and with a camera set up attached, it reaches 201km/h. 

Costing $500,000, this ‘Huracam‘ costs twice as much as a standard Lamborghini Huracan. 

Among its customizations, it was given a VF engineering supercharger to increase its power and was lowered to change its center of gravity. 

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Kate Bain

Kate Bain is the Page Editor at supercarblondie.com. She is based in Dubai and coordinates coverage of the latest news across automotive, technology, and lifestyle. Kate has a bachelor's degree in business and post graduate in journalism. She is an experienced editor and journalist who has worked for News Corp, Daily Mail Australia, and Sky News. When she's not at work, you'll find her attached at the hip to her dog, Thor. Kate is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her first child.