MORE CARS FROM FAST & FURIOUS
Added on: 3rd Feb 2015
1999 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R34
The GT-R34 is another Japanese Sports car that shows up as
O$B!G(BConner$B!G(Bs ride in the opening scenes of 2 Fast 2 Furious and boasts
of twin turbochargers, 2.6 litre engine, and a straight 6 cylinder (RB26DETT)
DOHC block which produces around 330bhp (although published
figures when new were very conservative at 280bhp).
2001 HONDA S2000 [AP1]
Suki$B!G(Bs (Devon Aoki) 2001 Honda S2000 exudes pink glamour
(those who don$B!G(Bt like the colour pink may disagree) but don$B!G(Bt let
the girly paint job fool you, this car was designed for racing. It has a
2-liter aluminium-alloy DOHC F20C1 inline 4 engine with a Comptech
supercharger. It also features a Paxton Novi 1000 Toucan Industries
exhaust with a non-functioning Ractive chrome tip. As far as exterior
kits are concerned, it features a veilside Millennium body kit,
Motegi Racing 18$B!m(B rims, and airbrushed artwork done by
Noah of Noah fine art.
2007 TJAARDA MUSTANG
It$B!G(Bs hard to out muscle a mustang, and this 2007 Tjaarda Mustang complete
with supercharger, side exhaust, oversize Baer brakes and a modified
suspension does not make it any easier. Used in the Fast and Furious 4
as the $B!F(Bhero$B!G(B car the Universal team borrowed the car from a company
called HST International. Moreover, HST also supplied the production
team with two Mustang GTs that were modified to look like Tjaardas but
where otherwise untouched mechanically (these where used as stunt cars).
For the scene in which the car is destroyed an old beat up Mustang V6
was retrofitted to look like the Tjaarda. Who says that cars can$B!G(Bt
have stunt doubles?
2003 BMW M5
This 400-horsepower, V8-powered E39 generation (1998-2003) M5 is
a 5 Series sedan that seemed to naturally be a favourite amongst
the producers. In order to create the stunts and high actions scenes
the production team bought three old 540i sedans and four 528i
models and redecorated them with orange and black paint and 19-inch
wheels. Of these seven BMWs, six were destroyed including three
that where dropped off a bridge.
BUICK GRAND NATIONAL
Okay so some of you may be scratching your heads right now
asking $B!F(Bwhat in this world is this car doing on this list$B!G(B. Good question,
you see design is more than just looks; it has to deal also with
performance enhancement. That is actually the case for this
$B!G(B87 Buick GNX. Buick did a complete overhaul on this car by fitting it
with bigger brakes, a stiffer suspension and, most importantly, a
turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6. This improvement made the Grand National
one of the fastest cars of its era, and that$B!G(Bs even comparing it to
cars like of the Lamborghinis and Ferraris. No exaggeration, this car
was a performing beast! The 1987 GNX contributed its speed to a
larger turbo and intercooler, less restrictive exhaust and a quicker-
shifting automatic transmission. As far as looks go$B!D(Bwho can argue
with black on black? This paint scheme makes the car
look sharp, dark, and in charge.
NISSAN 370Z (Z34)
When the viewer first sees this car in the movie Fast and Furious Five
it dons a silver and black colour scheme. $B!H(BThe 370Z is a great car,$B!I(B
explains Fast Five$B!G(Bs Picture Car Coordinator Dennis McCarthy. $B!H(BIt$B!G(Bs
built tough and you can bounce it off other cars all day with no problem.
It has plenty of power so you don$B!G(Bt need to do much to them
mechanically. They drift great. They$B!G(Bre not a GT-R or something exotic,
so the audience can still kind of relate to it. And it looks cool.$B!I(B
This probably explains why the car was relatively left untouched as far as
the mechanics were concerned but that$B!G(Bs not necessarily a bad thing.
The car already boasts of a 3.7-liter VQ37VHR V6 engine which delivers a
whopping 332 horsepower. The few changes made included a locked
rear differential to facilitate drifting and the fitment of Advan 20-by-8-inch
front and 20-by-10-inch rear wheels inside Continental 245/35R20
front and 295/30R20 rear tyres.
1963 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT
In spite of the huge budget allocated for the production of the Fast and
Furious films, discretion when it comes to vehicle acquisition is still wise.
Therefore, the producers of the film turned to a company called
Mongoose to create a 1963 Corvette replica. The Grand Sport replica
was built on a custom fabricated tube-frame steel chassis from the
fourth generation Corvette with design elements similar to the 1960$B!G(Bs
Grand Sport. The car features a GS frame designed by Altair engineering
and a suspension from 88-96MY Corvettes with fully adjustable
front and rear coil over shocks.
1971 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR
What makes this car so furiously designed is that it really looks like
someone was furious while designing it. There is a painfully obvious
lack of shine, glimmer, colour and bling (In other words, no sugar,
spice or anything nice). But, some people don$B!G(Bt mind the pain,
at least we don$B!G(Bt. This bare bone designed car looks rough and
ready to take beating. The producers decided to leave Letty$B!G(Bs Jensen
finished in matte grey, with massive side pipes dumping out just
forward of the rear wheels. This interceptor also comes equipped with
GM $B!H(BLS3$B!m(B V8 crate engines straight out of the GM Performance Parts
catalogue. To give you a perspective, that$B!G(Bs the same 6.2-liter engine
that$B!G(Bs standard in the Chevrolet Camaro SS and rated at