In the Mad Max realm, machines are pretty much worshiped, so when it comes to the coinciding vehicles featured in the film(s), they have to be out of this world. It’s all about the power that comes with the automobiles in the movie franchise, and while filming the new Mad Max: Fury Road flick, real cars and real people were utilized.

As today marks the (limited) release of the much-anticipated and retooled Mad Max franchise — with Mad Max: Fury Road landing in select theaters and everywhere on Friday — here we get an inside look at the apocalyptic cars showcased in the movie. From the director to members of the star-studded cast and beyond, above you get to hear from these individuals speaking on the distinguished cars that are highlighted throughout much of the film.

Not NYC, not LA.

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