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Added on: 3rd Feb 2015



The GT-R34 is another Japanese Sports car that shows up as

O’Conner’s 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’s (Devon Aoki) 2001 Honda S2000 exudes pink glamour

(those who don’t like the colour pink may disagree) but don’t 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″ rims, and airbrushed artwork done by

Noah of Noah fine art.




It’s 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 ‘hero’ 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’t

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.




Okay so some of you may be scratching your heads right now

asking ‘what in this world is this car doing on this list’.  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

’87 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’s 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…who 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. “The 370Z is a great car,”

explains Fast Five’s Picture Car Coordinator Dennis McCarthy. “It’s

built tough and you can bounce it off other cars all day with no problem.

It has plenty of power so you don’t need to do much to them

mechanically. They drift great. They’re not a GT-R or something exotic,

so the audience can still kind of relate to it. And it looks cool.”

This probably explains why the car was relatively left untouched as far as

the mechanics were concerned but that’s 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.




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’s

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.




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’t mind the pain,

at least we don’t.  This bare bone designed car looks rough and

ready to take beating. The producers decided to leave Letty’s Jensen

finished in matte grey, with massive side pipes dumping out just

forward of the rear wheels. This interceptor also comes equipped with

GM “LS3″ V8 crate engines straight out of the GM Performance Parts

catalogue. To give you a perspective, that’s the same 6.2-liter engine

that’s standard in the Chevrolet Camaro SS and rated at

430 horsepower.


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