The "Turbo Interceptor" featured in the movie was a "real car" -the Dodge M4S. It was loaned to the production by Dodge and was, in fact their 1984 PPG pace car. Built by Chrysler and PPG for $1.5 million, it had a 2.2 litre twin turbocharged engine with a a twincam Cosworth 16-valve cylinder head and an extremely expensive PPG custom metallic paint job created by overlaying PPG black glossed with 16 coats of pearl and five coats of clear laquer to create a finish that "glows" golden brown to mauve depending on the light. A company called 'Code One
' additionally made six M4s Turbo Interceptor replica cars for the movie, however only a few were working replicas. Four were destroyed for the filming of the movie. Later, after the filming of the movie, the original Turbo Interceptor was returned to Dodge and may now be on regular display at the Walter P. Chysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan. One of the movie replicas is being restored at this site
. More details on this Amazing car and its history can also be found in the archive copy
of the now dead Auto-Enthusiast.com.