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Added on: 17th Dec 2014



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’s 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′s that the Torino was updated giving it

an aggressive look and modern appeal. The look was so new that

it won the Motor Trend’s coveted ‘Car of the Year’ 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 ‘GT’ was now

labelled as Gran Torino.




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.




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’s what’s 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.




Who can forget the car that gave Vin Diesel a run for his money…literally. 

Driven by the undercover cop later turned racer Brian O’Connor

(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’s 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’s 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.




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.




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’t in any of the chase scenes, however at the end of the

movie, it’s 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’t you agree?




David Park’s (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.


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