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10 of our favorite cars from the ‘Fast and the Furious’ movies

10 of our favorite cars from the 'Fast and the Furious' movies

Twenty years after the first Fast & Furious movie hits in cinemas, the cult-favorite movie franchise has continued to influence the display of cars in the cinema. With flashy, beautiful, and blazing-fast machines, the movies have featured some of the coolest vehicles in movie pop culture, raking in millions of dollars.

The cars shown in the ., embody the qualities of each character Fast & Furious films demand attention and have acquired their own identity. From Suki’s (Devon Aoki) Barbie pink Honda S2000 in 2 Fast 2 Furious to Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) and Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) rare sports car, Lykan HyperSport of Furious 7the film series has always yielded scene stealers to the delight of car enthusiasts.

Here are some of the coolest cars ever in the Fast & Furious movies

Toyota Supra Mk-IV: The Fast and the Furious (2001)

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One of the most iconic cars from the Fast and furious franchise is the orange Toyota Supra, which Dominic and Brian recover from all on their own in the film. Working together on the vehicle seals the bond between the two main characters.

The breathtaking Supra is used throughout the film and becomes Brian’s primary car. With the original 2JZ-GTE engine, the Mk-IV was able to 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 try to outwit a moving train. The same car was revamped and appeared as Slap Jack (Michael Ealy)’s car in the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious

The legendary orange Toyota Supra was recently auctioned for more than half a million dollars at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Sale for 2021.

Pink 2001 Honda S2000: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Suki's Honda S2000 pink
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Matching Suki’s all pink outfit was the eye catcher ‘Barbie’ pink car who appeared in the opening race scene of the second Fast and furious movie. In the movie, Suki manages to jump her car over a drawbridge, pulling the front end off. Still, she continues to finish the race like a star.

The 2.0-litre I-4 engine provides a speed of approximately 97 kilometers per hour in less than six seconds. The S2000’s engine produces 240 horsepower at 8,300 rpm.

VeilSide Mazda RX-7 Fortune: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Veilside Mazda RX-7 Fortune: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
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One of the most memorable cars in the . produce Fast and furious franchise is the 1997 custom black-orange Mazda RX-7 from Tokyo Drift† The car was driven by Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang) and Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) while traveling through Tokyo in Japan.

Among other daring stunts performed by the main characters in this powerful machine, such as trying to escape from the Japanese police, Han is tragically hit by a Mercedes while driving the Mazda.

The Mazda RX-7 featured in this film was built by VeilSide, a Japanese aftermarket car company that started selling suspension and engine tuning parts. It went on to sell interiors and body panels for the aerodynamic and aesthetic enhancement of a vehicle. for the movie, Universal Studios acquired the car and then modified it.

VeilSide equipped the 1.1 L engine with an Apexera Power FC engine management system, HKS TO42 turbo kit and V-mounted intercooler. It also features custom intercooler lines and NKG race spark plugs. It is possible to order a car like this from the company as part of the ‘Fortune’ kit, a premium aerodynamic body kit for the legendary Mazda RX7 FD3.

The company was also responsible for customizing Suki’s unforgettable pink Honda van 2 Fast 2 Furious.

1967 Ford Mustang Fastback: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

1967 Ford Mustang Tokyo drift
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In Tokyo Drift when main character Sean challenges the ‘Drift King’ Takashi to a race and he accepts it, the former begins rebuilding his father Major Boswell’s 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback with the help of his friends. Found at an army base, Sean uses the car to race Takashi off an unknown mountain.

Originally, the Mustang got its twin-turbo RB26 engine from an R34 Skyline GT-R. However, the RB26 engine was promptly replaced in the R34, as the twin-turbo system did not fit between the shock towers. Another block with a single-turbo setup was exchanged for it. The car officially offers 340 horsepower at 7,300 rpm.

While the Mustang was capable of performing drift stunts for the film production, five to six stunt cars were used instead.

1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport: Fast & Furious (2009)

Ford Torino from fast & furious
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Dominic describes the regal green car perfectly as a “nitromethane tank, Ford full size, continental tires.” This car belongs to Fenix ​​(Laz Alonso), a secondary antagonist and lead henchman of drug lord Arturo Braga (John Ortiz) who oversees the teams smuggling drugs across the US-Mexico border.

Fenix’ Gran Torino included features such as a Ford 429 Cobra Jet engine, Hotchkis suspension and Coys C-67 Gunmetal 18-inch rims.

Gurkha LAPV: fast five (2011)

Gurkha coolest cars from fast & furious movies
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To match Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s towering physique and magnanimous personality, the V-8 powered Gurkha LAPV was specially designed for fast five

Weighing approximately 7,500 kilograms, the Gurkha LAPV is a Canadian-made armored military vehicle, piloted by Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and his colleagues from the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). Hobbs is a highly skilled bounty hunter for the DSS and the lead federal agent whose job is to capture Dominic and his team in the film.

Although we only briefly see this beast of a car racing through the streets of Rio de Janeiro in the film, the scene is remembered by many fans of the Fast and furious movie series.

Ford Escort RS1600: Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Ford Escort RS1600: Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
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Made a brief but memorable cameo in Fast & Furious 6 belongs to the blue and white Ford Escort RS1600. The movie features Brian dramatically driving this car as he chases Owen Shaw (Luke Evans)’s 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-fuelled race, Brian realizes that his friend, Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), in his 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback is in danger of being crushed by the tank. To save his friend, Brian takes advantage of the Ford Escort’s rally-specific suspension and propels the car off a makeshift ramp created by the rubble of a bridge.

With a top speed of 182 km/h, the discontinued model features a 1.6 liter Cosworth BDA I4, K&N Cold Air Intake engine with custom rally lighting, eight-spoke wheels and a bright blue Dupont paint finish with 1970 Ford Escort MKI white stripes from Ford.

Lykan HyperSport: Furious 7 (2015)

Lykan HyperSport: Furious 7 (2015)
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With only seven Lykan HyperSport cars ever made, W Motors’ car helped the company achieve international fame when it was presented as the hero car at Universal Studios’ Furious 7† It is also the most expensive car ever produced 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 eventually crash it. However, the real car was not used in production; Lykan only built the bodywork for the film and provided it with rollers on a Porsche Boxster chassis.

Powered by a twin-turbo flat-six 3.7-litre (3,756 cc) engine, the Lykan HyperSport produces 552 kW (780 hp) at 7,100 rpm and 960 Nm at 4,000 rpm. 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 seats sewn in gold and headlights adorned with jewelry of the buyer’s choice, including rubies, diamonds and sapphires.

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray: The Fate of the Furious (2017)

1966 Corvette StingRay: The Fate of the Furious (2017)
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The iconic 1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray is a car driven by Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) in the film. The beautiful red old-school car is a two-door coupe with a speed of no less than 225 km/h.

The car is equipped with a 7.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine at the front, rear-wheel drive and a 4-speed transmission. The movie car was modified with flared fenders, a new powertrain and an overhauled Wilwood braking system.

In the film, Letty is seen holding the red Corvette and working on some customizations in a secret spot near the docks called the toy store.

1970 Dodge Charger R/T: Multiple Movies

1970 Dodge Charger R/T: Multiple Movies
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The 1970 Dodge Charger R/T was the signature car Dominic drove The Fast and the FuriousFast & Furiousfast five and Furious 7† It was destroyed in Furious 7 when Dom competed with Deckard Shaw in Los Angeles, only to reappear briefly at the hideout in F9 (2021).

With a top speed of approximately 209 km/h, the Dodge Charger R/T is a two-door coupe with a front-mounted naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of 7.2 liters. This transfers the power to the rear wheels.

The Dodge Charger has undergone changes in almost every Fast & Furious movie in which it appeared. While that of The Fast & The Furious offered 900 horsepower and a rear-wheel drive, fast five used six of the same cars in the film; one of which was constructed with a blown 528 cubic inch Hemi V8 cylinder. Built with a pro-2 chassis featuring a Dodge Charger body, the car of Furious 7 was specially adapted for off-road driving.

Features of the original Dodge Charger R/T include an overhead valve train and a 90-degree V-8 cylinder layout.

Hero & Featured Image: Courtesy The Fast & the Furious/© 2016 – Universal Pictures/IMDb

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India

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