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Fortnite Cars in Real Life

Fortnite is a popular video game that’s full of fun dances, unique character skins, and even cars. Let’s find the Fortnite cars’ real-world comparisons.

That Fortnite Game All the Kids are Playing

Fortnite characters - epicgames.com
Fortnite characters - epicgames.com

You’ve no doubt heard about the popular video game Fortnite. The cartoony Battle Royale game burst onto the scene back in 2017 and has been climbing ever since. In the beginning, the only form of transportation was the flying Battle Bus at the start of games and pushable shopping carts. There were cars and trucks scattered around Fortnite in the early seasons, but players couldn’t drive them.

In Chapter 2 Season 3, Fortnite eventually gained drivable cars. While these Fortnite cars may not have real manufacturer names attached to them, they do bear a striking resemblance of real-world examples. So, here’s the rundown of all the Fortnite cars in real life. Maybe you can find your very own Battle Bus after this?

The Main Fortnite Cars

Fortnite has some specific cars that players can interact with in some way. Whether it’s driving, riding, or even healing, players can utilize these main Fortnite cars in the game.

Islander Prevalent

Islander Prevalent - Fortnite
Islander Prevalent - Fortnite

The Islander Prevalent is the generic vehicle of Fortnite. It’s kind of like the Fortnite world’s version of the Toyota Camry in the real world. It can be easily found all over the map as either a drivable vehicle or a piece of the scenery. At first glance, you could mistake this thing for a Subaru Impreza. Although, its body lines also resemble that of some modern-day crossovers like the BMW X6, especially with the Off-Road Tires vehicle mod that lifts the ride height a bit.

Taxi

Taxi - Fortnite
Taxi - Fortnite

Now, the Fortnite Taxi is supposed to be just a reskinned Islander Prevalent, but that front end is a little different. That car bra over the bubble headlights and that alternate crossbar grille design makes the Taxi look very similar to the Dodge Neon. Sadly, it’s not an SRT-4 though since it’s missing the hood scoop.

OG Bear

OG Bear - Fortnite
OG Bear - Fortnite

The OG Bear is designed like an old farm truck, but more specifically, an early 70s Ford F-250. The square body is the same, grille pattern is nearly identical, the rear taillights match, and it even comes in that classic two-tone paintjob. Plus, that Ford truck engine sound is unmistakable (although Fortnite’s version sounds straight piped). The Bear is great for riding off-road in the game, especially with some added Off-Road Tires.

Victory Motors Whiplash

Victory Motors Whiplash - Fortnite
Victory Motors Whiplash - Fortnite

Every good game featuring drivable cars needs a supercar option. For Fortnite, it’s the Victory Motors Whiplash. The fastest vehicle in the game looks like a mix between a Lamborghini Countach and a Lancia Stratos homologation rally car. The Whiplash could also be considered a super hero car now since you could find Iron Man’s customized one on the map.

Titano Mudflap

Titano Mudflap - Fortnite
Titano Mudflap - Fortnite

If you need to ram through another player’s build in Fortnite, you’re going to want the Titano Mudflap. This large semi-truck has the highest damage among all vehicles and also has the capability to pull trailers. As far as it’s real-world representation, it looks like a Kenworth T800 with some added flair. Add those Off-Road Tires and it changes to a Kenworth C500 that can really plow through the trees.

Reboot Van

Reboot Van - epicgames.com
Reboot Van - epicgames.com

The Reboot Van isn’t a drivable vehicle, but it does play an important role to Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode. A team can grab a players Reboot Card after they go down and take it to one of these Reboot Vans allowing them to bring their team mate back into the game. The Reboot Van itself looks like a GMC Safari cargo van, but with a lot of cartoony tech slapped on it. The same van model can be seen when Doctor Slone addresses the other characters of Fortnite in the intro to Season 7: Invasion.

Battle Bus

Battle Bus - Fortnite News on twitter.com
Battle Bus - Fortnite News on twitter.com

Finally, the vehicle that’s been there from the beginning, the Battle Bus. This air balloon powered flying school bus plays a large part in the Battle Royale mode. The Battle Bus hauls players in a straight line across the map allowing the players to choose where they drop. In real life, the Battle Bus is an International 3000 Series passenger bus that’s been painted blue instead of the classic school bus yellow.

Updated 7/22/2021: Ferrari 296 GTB

Fortnite actually struck a deal and brought a real car into the game! The Ferrari 296 GTB has a newly developed mid-engine 120-degree V6 twin turbocharged engine paired with a plug-in electric motor that together generate 819 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. With 0-60 mph times of under 3 seconds, this thing will more than likely be the new fastest Fortnite car in the game. Can’t wait to try it out while wearing the matching Ferrari skins that were released.

Other Fortnite Cars

There are some interesting cars sitting around the Fortnite world that don’t serve an actual purpose other than to look lived in. Here’s the non-interactable Fortnite Cars we found in the game.

Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger - Fortnite
Dodge Charger - Fortnite

There’s a classic muscle car that can be found on the map that strongly resembles a ‘67 Dodge Charger. I’m surprised that Fortnite didn’t team up with Fast & Furious yet to make Dom’s Charger an available Fortnite car, especially since this is just sitting there.

Chevrolet Apache Truck

Chevrolet Apache Truck - Fortnite
Chevrolet Apache Truck - Fortnite

Nothing like an old pickup truck. While the drivable truck in the game is heavily Ford influenced, the scenery car is heavily Chevrolet influenced. This little classic truck takes a lot of its inspiration from the Chevrolet Apache Trucks from the late ‘50s.

Buick Electra

Buick Electra - Fortnite
Buick Electra - Fortnite

There are some low rider type cars parked around Fortnite that look a lot like an old Buick Electra sedan. Maybe one day Fortnite players can pop the hydraulics in one of these, but for now, they’re only good for materials.

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Wagon

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Wagon - Fortnite
Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Wagon - Fortnite

The classic family wagon can be found in Fortnite. The design is a little more excessively cartoony than some of the other Fortnite cars, but it carries a lot of the same lines that you’d find on a Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Wagon.

Subaru Crosstrek Overlander

Subaru Crosstrek Overlander - Fortnite
Subaru Crosstrek Overlander - Fortnite

There’s some stationary Prevalant cars that can be found in Fortnite that take on a lot of similarities to Subaru’s Crosstrek Overlander concept car. Maybe Fortnite will gain some vehicle skins to unlock that can make this thing drivable when you enter a Prevalant.

Ford E-350 Breadtruck

Ford E-350 Breadtruck - Fortnite
Ford E-350 Breadtruck - Fortnite

You can find food trucks scattered all throughout the Fortnite game with each having their own distinct design to go with one of the fictional food brands. For the most part though, they all use the same car underneath all that customization, and that’s the Ford E-350 breadtruck.

Winnebago Itasca RV

Winnebago Itasca RV - Fortnite
Winnebago Itasca RV - Fortnite

Along some of the rivers and campground locations you can find some RVs parked. They’re styled after the camping icon known as the Winnebago Itasca RV.

Marin Transit Bus

Marin Transit Bus - Fortnite
Marin Transit Bus - Fortnite

The Battle Bus isn’t the only bus found in Fortnite. There are some transit buses that can be found in Fortnite that look very similar to a Marin Transit Bus.

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Jesse McGraw

Jesse's life-long car obsession began when he started collecting Hot Wheels as a child. He’s constantly keeping up with the latest car news and diving deep into automotive history. His automotive journey began with a rusty ‘99 Dodge Dakota held together by zip ties, only recently replaced by an impeccable 2014 Kia Soul. You can find him modifying and racing cars in video games when he’s not playing paintball or writing about cars.

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