Everyone loves Steve McQueen's Highland Green "Bullitt" Mustang -- or the "fast and Furious" supercharged '69 Charger But how about the automotive Omarossas? Which movie and TV cars were the worst ever?

Here's a list of possible nominees:

* Magnum, PI Ferrari 308 One of the very few slow -- and cheap -- Ferraris. Though it looks fast, the 308's little V-8 produced very little horsepower -- just 205, net. That's 35 hp less than a V-6 Nissan Altima -- and about 150 less than a "real" Ferrari with a V-12 engine. Now you know why Magnum was reduced to doing burnouts on the grass. The 308 may have a prancing horse on the fender -- but there's a Gerbil under the hood. You can buy a nice one for about $25,000 -- and that ought to tell you something.

* Smokey and the Bandit Trans-Am: A great movie -- about a once-great car. There's a reason why they speeded up the film in several driving sequences to make the action at least look fast. The '77 T-top Trans-Am driven by Burt Reynolds may have been menacing in its black paint with gold trim -- but all Burt had to work with was a low compression 185-hp 403 V-8 pirated from an Oldsmobile Vista Crusier -- and a sloshy three-speed automatic transmission. The stunt scenes -- and sound track -- were done with a modifed car equipped with a "built" 455 Pontiac V-8 -- an engine not offered in a Trans-Am since 1974 -- and a real-deal 4-speed manual gearbox.

* Charlie's Angels Mustang Cobra II: This sheetmetal cousin of the "hit me - and we die together" Pinto remains the undisputed Most Embarrassing Mustang Ever Built. It's amazing Farrah was able to chase down any criminals in this tarted-up, toothless faux muscle car. They probably slowed down -- so she could catch up. The one admirable design feature of the Mustang II was its tendency to rapidly dissolve from rust -- like an old soup can left out in the yard. So few are left in existence to blight the roads.

* Starsky & Hutch Torino: This car ("Zebrathree") was an even bigger load than David Soul and Paul Michael Glazer. Like a washed-up jock in a baggy sweat suit, the customized '76 Torino was a typical mid-late '70s overweight, underpowered smog machine. Its 200-something horsepower 460 V-8 was a low performance boat anchor of an engine better at sucking gas than hauling ass. A loud paint job and white stripes only called attention to its mediocre performance. This unfortunate Ford was the el cheapo equivalent of a Chrysler Cordoba -- only without the "rich, Corinthian leather" to class it up a little.

* Back to the Future DeLorean: It'd be hard to get to the next stop light -- let alone 1985 -- in this stainless steel road toad. With just a 2.8 liter V-6 under the hood -- sourced from the French automaker Renault -- and all of 130 hp, Doc Brown would have had to stuff a lot of bananna peels into "Mr. Fusion" to get the car to 85 mph. Even with a ""flux capacitor," Biff's old Chevy would've blown its Gullwing doors off.

* Corvette Summer 'Vette: Take a perfectly good Corvette -- and ruin it with a couple hundred pounds of slapped on fiberglass pontoons, wings and oversized hood scoops -- then spray thoroughly with garish metalflake paint and prisma. Put Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill in the lead role -- and you've got all the makings of a first-class stinker of a movie about Corvette mutilation and '70s stoner anomie. The movie is all about finding the car after it got stolen by thieves -- but the smarter move would've been to cash the insurance check and send the crooks a thank-you card.

* Hardcastle & McCormick Manta kit car: The music and intro were pretty cool -- especially the part where the car cuts under the tractor trailor -- but the VW-sourced kit car Lola GT/Lotus wasn't. Eve if it did have a Porsche engine (no one knows for sure; some say it was Corvair-powered) a fake exotic sports car is about as classy as Potomac River caviar. You're not foolin' anyone, son. Put those gold chains away, tuck in your shirt -- and buy a real car.