10 of the coolest cars from the “Fast and the Furious” movies
Twenty years after the first fast furious is out, the cult film franchise continues to influence the portrayal of cars in cinema. With flashy, whimsical, and furiously fast machines, the films showcased some of the coolest vehicles in cinematic pop culture and made millions of dollars in the process.
Embodying the qualities of each character, the cars featured in the fast furious films demand attention and have been given an identity of their own. Of Suki (Devon Aoki) Barbie Honda S2000 pink in 2 Fast 2 Furious to the rare sports car of Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) and Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Lykan HyperSport of Furious 7the cinematic series has always delivered scene stealers to the delight of car enthusiasts.
Here are some of the coolest cars ever featured in the fast furious movies
Toyota Supra Mk-IV: The fast and the furious (2001)
One of the most iconic cars of the Fast and Furious franchise is the orange Toyota Supra, which Dominic and Brian restore alone in the film. Working together on the vehicle seals the bond between the two main characters.
The spectacular Supra is used throughout the film and becomes Brian’s primary car. With the original 2JZ-GTE engine, the Mk-IV could reach a dizzying speed of 300 kilometers per hour (approximately).
At the end of the film, Brian competes with Dominic in his orange Supra, as they attempt to outrun a moving train. The same car was remade and featured as Slap Jack’s (Michael Ealy) car in the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious.
The legendary orange Toyota Supra recently auctioned off for over half a million dollars at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale.
Honda S2000 2001 pink: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Suki’s all-pink outfit matched the eye-catching pink ‘Barbie’ car that appeared in the opening race scene of the second Fast and Furious film. In the film, Suki manages to jump her car over a drawbridge, ripping off its front end. However, she continues to go all the way like a star.
The 2.0-liter I-4 engine offers a speed of about 97 kilometers per hour in less than six seconds. The S2000’s engine develops 240 horsepower at 8,300 rpm.
VeilSide Mazda RX-7 Fortune: Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Spawning one of the most memorable cars of the Fast and Furious franchise is the custom black and orange 1997 Mazda RX-7 from Tokyo Drift. The car was driven by Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang) and Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) on a trip through Tokyo in Japan.
Along with other daredevil stunts performed by the main characters of this mighty machine, such as trying to escape Japanese police, Han is tragically hit by a Mercedes while driving the Mazda.
The Mazda RX-7 in this movie was built by VeilSide, a Japanese aftermarket automotive company that started out selling suspension and engine tuning parts. It then sold interiors, as well as body parts for the aerodynamic and aesthetic improvement of a vehicle. For cinema, Universal Studios acquired the car and then modified it.
VeilSide outfitted the 1.1L engine with an Apexera Power FC engine management system, HKS TO42 turbo kit and V-mounted intercooler. It also includes custom intercooler piping and spark plugs. racing ignition NKG. It’s possible to order a car like this from the company, as part of its “Fortune” kit, a top-notch aerodynamic body kit for the legendary Mazda RX7 FD3.
The company was also responsible for customizing Suki’s unforgettable pink Honda from 2 Fast 2 Furious.
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback: Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
In Tokyo Drift, when protagonist Sean challenges “Drift King” Takashi to a race and he accepts it, the former begins to rebuild his father, Major Boswell’s 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback with the help of his friends. Found at a military base, Sean uses the car to race Takashi up an unknown mountain.
Originally, the Mustang got its RB26 twin-turbo engine from an R34 Skyline GT-R. However, the RB26 engine was quickly put back into the R34, as the twin-turbo system could not accommodate between damper turns. A different block with a single-turbo setup was replaced with this one. The car officially offers 340 horsepower at 7,300 rpm.
Although the Mustang was capable of performing drift stunts for the film’s production, five to six stunt cars were used for this purpose instead.
1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport: fast furious (2009)
Dominic perfectly describes the royal green car as a “nitromethane tank, full-size Ford, continental tires”. This car belongs to Fenix (Laz Alonso), a secondary antagonist and main henchman of drug lord Arturo Braga (John Ortiz) who guides the teams smuggling drugs across the US-Mexico border .
Fenix’s Gran Torino included features such as a Ford 429 Cobra Jet engine, Hotchkis suspension and 18-inch Coys C-67 Gunmetal rims.
Gurkha LAPV: Fast Five (2011)
To match the imposing physique and magnanimous personality of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the V-8 powered Gurkha LAPV was introduced especially for Fast Five.
Weighing around 7,500 kilograms, the Gurkha LAPV is a Canadian-made armored military vehicle, driven by Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and his fellow Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) officers. Hobbs is a highly trained bounty hunter for the DSS and lead federal agent whose job it is to capture Dominic and his team in the film.
Although we only briefly see this beast of a car raging through the streets of Rio de Janeiro in the film, the scene is remembered by many fans of the Fast and Furious film series.
Ford Escort RS1600: Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
A brief but memorable cameo made in Fast & Furious 6 is by the blue and white Ford Escort RS1600. In the film, Brian is dramatically seen driving this car in pursuit of Owen Shaw’s (Luke Evans) tank on a Spanish highway. In a scene that destroys a Ford Mustang and a Dodge Charger Daytona, the Escort luckily escapes with only minor cosmetic damage.
During this adrenaline-filled ride, Brian realizes that his friend, Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), is in danger of being run over in his 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback by the tank. To save his friend, Brian uses the Ford Escort’s rally suspension and propels the car off a makeshift ramp created by the debris of a bridge.
With a top speed of 182 km/h, the discontinued model features a 1.6L Cosworth BDA I4 engine, K&N cold air intake engine with custom rally lights, eight-spoke wheels and paint bright dupont blue finished with white 1970 Ford Escort MKI stripes from Ford. .
Lykan Hypersport: Furious 7 (2015)
With only seven Lykan HyperSport cars ever made, the car created by W Motors helped the company achieve international fame when it was introduced as Universal Studios’ hero car. Furious 7. It is also the most expensive car ever included in the fast furious franchise and the third most expensive car in existence. Actor Vin Diesel owns one in real life.
In Furious 7, we see Brian and Dominic “fly” the $3 million supercar through buildings and ultimately crash it. However, the real car was not used in production; Lykan only built the outer body of the film and fitted it with rollers on a Porsche Boxster chassis.
Powered by a 3.7-litre (3756cc) biturbo flat-6 engine, the Lykan HyperSport produces 552kW (780hp) at 7100rpm and 960Nm at 4000rpm. With a top speed of 395 km/h, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds.
One of the fastest cars in the world, the original Lykan HyperSport is an extravagant and luxurious car, with gold-stitched seats and jeweled headlights of the buyer’s choice, including rubies, diamonds and sapphires.
1966 Chevy Corvette StingRay: The fate of the furious (2017)
The iconic 1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray is a car driven by Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) in the film. The beautiful red car in old school style is a two-door coupé with a phenomenal speed of 225 km/h.
The car is equipped with a 7.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 front engine, rear-wheel drive and a 4-speed transmission. The movie car has been modified with flared fenders, a new transmission and a revised Wilwood braking system.
In the film, Letty is seen picking up the red Corvette and working on some modifications at a secret location near the docks dubbed the Toy Shop.
1970 Dodge Charger R/T: Multiple Movies
The 1970 Dodge Charger R/T was the iconic car Dominic drove in The fast and the furious, fast furious, Fast Five and Furious 7. It was destroyed in Furious 7 when Dom competed with Deckard Shaw in Los Angeles, only to briefly reappear at the hideout of F9 (2021).
With a top speed of around 209 km/h, the Dodge Charger R/T is a two-door coupe and a front-mounted 7.2-liter naturally aspirated engine. This transmits power to the rear wheels.
The Dodge Charger has undergone modifications in almost every fast furious film in which he appeared. While that of The fast and the furious offered 900 horsepower and rear-wheel drive, Fast Five used six of the same cars in the film; one of which was built with a 528 cubic inch blown Hemi V8 cylinder. Built with a pro-2 chassis with a Dodge Charger body on top, the car of Furious 7 has been specially modified for off-road.
Features of the original Dodge Charger R/T include overhead valve gearing and a 90-degree V-8 cylinder layout.
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