CARS FROM FAST & FURIOUS
Added on: 17th Dec 2014
1972 FORD GRAN TORINO
The Gran Torino is a classic muscle car that was introduced in 1968
and stayed in production until 1976. The Torino was available as a
two-door fastback or convertible; four-door sedan or station wagon
hardtop; and as a pickup similar to the El Camino. It$B!G(Bs hard to believe
that such a jewel of a car was used for racing, but indeed it was.
In 1969, Ford introduced the limited edition Torino Talladega.
It was during the early 1970$B!l(Bs that the Torino was updated giving it
an aggressive look and modern appeal. The look was so new that
it won the Motor Trend$B!G(Bs coveted $B!F(BCar of the Year$B!G(B award. A further
design evolution happened in 1972 where the grille was enlarged;
vent windows were removed from four-door models and the convertible
option was no longer offered. The abbreviation $B!F(BGT$B!G(B was now
labelled as Gran Torino.
TURBOCHARGED MAZDA RX-8
The impressive paint job is the attractive feature of this Turbocharged
Mazda RX-8. As far as performance goes, it can hardly compete with the
other cars mentioned on this list. A stock Turbocharged Mazda on
the U.S.-market RX-8 has a rating of 238 hp. The reason why this
car makes the list is the impressive paint job done to this car.
The lines accentuates the curvature of the vehicle beautifully
enhancing the speed persona.
1994 ACURA INTEGRA GS-R
The 1994 Acura Integra GS-R was the tricked out ride of Edwin
(played by Ja Rule) on Fast and Furious. While the most noticeable
things about this Integra were the graphics and the Wings West
RS Racing series ground effects kit. It$B!G(Bs what$B!G(Bs not readily seen
that makes this car crazy awesome. The modified Integra boasts of
Momo GT rims with red socket lugs, a super modified suspension,
cold air intake, 3mm over bored throttle body, TruTime
adjustable cam timing gears, Type-R intake cam, red anodized
overdrive pulleys for both the alternator and power steering,
DC Sports headers and exhaust, MSD 6A ignition and external
HVC blaster coil; and an Exedy racing clutch with a lightened flywheel.
Was this car built for racing? You bet it was.
1995 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
Who can forget the car that gave Vin Diesel a run for his money$B!D(Bliterally.
Driven by the undercover cop later turned racer Brian O$B!G(BConnor
(played by Paul Walker); this car features neon green undercar lights,
a see through roll cage cross beam, a customized centre console
to fit VDO temperature and volt meters, with customized carbon
fibre panels for cut off switches, as well as an upholstered
dash with carbon fibre trim.
1997 MAZDA RX-7
Universal Studios found Han$B!G(Bs 1997 RX-7 at the 2005 Tokyo Auto Show
and was originally showcased as a Veilside-tuned Japanese sportster.
When the Universal film team saw the car they decided to buy the car as
is and changed the car$B!G(Bs body colour from a red/burgundy and black
finish to a more audience-capturing bright orange and black finish while
leaving the Veilside kit in place.
2006 NISSAN 350Z
Something you will immediately notice about the 2006 Nissan 350Z used
by the Drift King in Fast Furious: Tokyo Drift is its lack of boisterous colours.
However, what it lacks in colour, it more than makes up in power with a
3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine with an APS twin-turbo system that
produces around 450 horsepower.
SKYLINE-POWERED 1967 FORD MUSTANG
The RB engine-powered 1967 Mustang fastback is probably one of the most
controversial cars in the Fast and Furious franchise due to its hybrid
customization using Japanese parts. Nevertheless, it is still a car worthy to
be noted on this list because of its specs. This Mustang boasts of the famed
RB26DETT engine which was pulled from a 2001 R34 Skyline. This engine is
a twin-turbocharged inline six that arguably puts out 320-330 horsepower
(even though it claims to only put out about 220 horsepower). The supped up
mustang also boasts of a overhauled suspension system that enables the
car to sustain the abuse of drifting.
1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS
If this car seems foreign to you, it means you did not stick around to
watch the credits at the end of Fast and Furious 4 movie (shame on you).
True this car wasn$B!G(Bt in any of the chase scenes, however at the end of the
movie, it$B!G(Bs revealed that Vin Diesel heads down to Mexico and gets himself
a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS to replace the Dodge Charger he lost.
Nice replacement don$B!G(Bt you agree?
2000 NISSAN SILVIA [S15]
David Park$B!G(Bs (Ron Yuan) crazy racing machine was this rare gem of a car,
the 2000 Nissan Silvia S15. Director Justin Lin loved the Silvias in
Tokyo Drift so much; he wanted one for the follow up movie in the
Fast and Furious franchise as well. Since the S15 was never released
in the U.S., the production team used a few S14 240SXs and disguised
them as S15s using clever body kits. There was one genuine S15 on
set which is now safely stored away.