The Fast and the Furious franchise was built on top of some of the coolest cars in the world. From iconic American muscle dragsters to ultra-premium exotic sports cars, The Fast and the Furious movies put a lot of different vehicles on display for all kinds of automotive enthusiasts. In honor of the release of the latest installment in the franchise, The Fate of the Furious, we decided to look back at some of our favorite cars in the series. What do you think of our list? What are some of your favorite cars in the F&F franchise? Let us know in the comments section!
Dominic Toretto’s matte gray 1970 Dodge Charger R/T is one of the most iconic vehicles of the flagship film that helped launch an international Blockbuster series. In 2001, when the first The Fast and the Furious hit theaters, modified import cars were all the rage, but the car everyone remembered from the film was the 1970 Charger that even Vin Diesel’s character was scared to drive.
Certainly not the most agile or fastest car ever to appear in the franchise, the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that we saw at the end of Fast and Furious 6 is near the top of its class when it comes to the parade of bad-ass muscle cars that have appeared in the series so far. The ‘Cuda’s attitude jumps off the screen, and the twin four-barrel carbs under the hood produced a symphony worthy of being played over a movie theater surround sound system.
The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko seen in 2 Fast 2 Furious was a replica—after all, no one in their right mind would subject such a rare and beautiful car to the automotive stunts attempted in the film. Chevy Camaros prepared by Yenko Chevrolet are some of the most sought-after collector muscle cars in the world. A total of 201 Yenko Super Camaros was produced in 1969.
If you’ve seen the films, you understand Brian’s love affair with the Nissan Skyline. Various models appear throughout the franchise, but none as iconic or unforgettable at the 1999 R34 Skyline driven by Paul Walker in Fast and Furious 4. Fun fact: nine Skylines were used for the film, but only one was an actual 1999 R34 Skyline GT-R—the others were plastic bodies fitted on the chassis of VW Beetles.
If Dom’s 1970 Charger stole the show in The Fast and the Furious, it’s only because it surpassed the equally amazing 1995 Toyota Supra. On its own the Supra is a fine car, but what made this one special was the mad science that took place underneath the hood. Performance mods include a 2JZ 3.1 engine swap, custom stainless steel headers, NOS, boost controllers, and a stage III racing clutch.
Fast Five is a showcase of the world’s sexiest and most expensive cars, including the Koenigsegg CCXR. Only six such vehicles were made, and each had an asking price of $2 million. Although the CCXR in the film isn’t driven at speed in the film, it looks faster than just about anything that’s appeared in the series since. If you want to get close to a 1,000-horsepower supercar that runs on bio-ethanol fuel and has been called one of the most beautiful vehicles of all time, the end of Fast Five might be your only chance.The Fast and the Furious franchise is a love letter to amazing cars. Every vehicle that’s been featured in the series over the last 20 years has a special place among the greatest cars of all time. We told you our list wasn’t exhaustive, and we’re sure you have a favorite or two that wasn’t mentioned here. Drop us a line or comment below and tell us your favorite car from the series.And of course, if you drive something worthy of appearing in the next F&F film, stop by Auto Super Shield in Boca Raton, FL to learn how we can make it pop with stunning premium window tint or a custom-printed vinyl car wrap. We also specialize in paint protection film, which can protect your vehicle’s Hollywood paint job from scratches, swirl marks, fading, and corrosion.Contact us online or call 561-367-0101 to learn more about our products and services.
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