Black Beauty (a 1967 Chrysler Imperial) from THE GREEN HORNET

Black Beauty (a 1967 Chrysler Imperial) from THE GREEN HORNET

In January of 2011, Sony will release The Green Hornet, starring a leaner, meaner Seth Rogen and one very fine Chrysler Imperial that is not so different from the one that Jon Hamm drove on Mad Men, except Seth's has guns. Big ones.

If you're familiar with the Green Hornet storyline, you know Rogen's character is a newspaper publisher. That's a carryover from the 1930s radio drama that will have to be explained to younger moviegoers, who will probably mouth the word "nooze-pay-per?" much as Helen Keller did "wa-ter". Also needing some explanation to tykes: Rogen's costar, Edward Furlong, who's been mostly invisible to the general public since he stopped bedding Paris Hilton lo those many years ago. Perhaps they should add some Pop-Up Video-style thought bubbles in post. 

Black Beauty -- the Green Hornet's ride that was built from the aforementioned Chrysler Imperial -- needs far less explanation, because really, all anyone has to do is look at it to see its awesomeness. And plenty of folks will have the opportunity to do plenty of looking, as the Black Beauty makes a tour of auto shows this fall and spring.

While we're waiting for the tour dates and locations to appear in our inbox, gearheads can take a gander at Black Beauty's specs below. We hope the movie itself is as wondrous to behold. Since it's been directed by the amazing Michel Gondry -- the man behind jaw-dropping videos for Daft Punk, Kylie Minogue, and more -- we have our hopes up.

BLACK BEAUTY
1964-1966 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL
GM PERFORMANCE ZZ454 500HP CRATE MOTOR
RACE TRANS TURBO 400 MANUAL VALVE BODY TRANSMISSION
MOSER FORD 9 INCH REAR DIFFERENTIAL W/4.56 GEARS & DETROIT LOCKER
4 WHEEL 12 INCH DISC BRAKES, TWIN CALIPERS IN REAR FOR STUNTS
SPEEDWAY ENGINEERING FRONT & REAR SWAY BARS
ART CARR SHIFTER
HOOKER HEADERS
FLOWMASTER MUFFLERS
COYES 20X10 REAR WHEELS 20X9 FRONT
GOODYEAR TIRES
OFF ROAD UNLIMITED REAR DROP SPRINGS
TUBULAR PANHARD BAR AND TRACTION BARS
REBUILT FACTORY FRONT SUSPENSION DROPPED 3 INCHES
12-GALLON JAZ FUEL CELL
DEMON 750CFM CARBUERATOR
K&N AIR CLEANER
MSD DISTRIBUTER AND 6AL BOX
BE-COOL ALUMINUM RADIATOR
TWIN OPTIMA BATTERIES
AUTOMETER GAUGES
GRANT STEERING WHEEL
TOMMY LEE STEERING BOX
MARCH ENGINE ACCESSARY DRIVE SYSTEM
EARLS TRANSMISSION COOLER
PAINT AND BODY WORK BY JACK’S AUTO BODY
CLEAR GLASS FROM ALLEN AUTO GLASS
INTERIOR BY REUBENS AUTO UPHOLSTRY
[via Sony]