Friday, April 3, 2009
Cars From Fast And Furious Movies .2
Cars from 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R (GT-BNR34) The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a classic "grey market" car; never sold by Nissan in the US, but enterprising individuals can use some legal loopholes to acquire one and make it street legal. It's not particularly well known to non-aficianados, but to those in the know the Skyline is a legend. Think of it as Nissan's Mustang and you begin to get the idea. 2001 A rare roadster makes an appearance in the Fast & Furious series, but this Honda is no mere boulevard cruiser. The stock version of the S2000 was a lightweight, perfectly balanced sports car. Suki's car has a Veilside body kit, a custom pink paint job, and a great big bottle of nitrous in the trunk. 1994 Mazda RX-7 Another RX-7 makes the list, and for good reason. The third generation of Mazda's famous sports car was Motor Trend's Car of the Year in 1993. That was the same year that Playboy magazine tested it against a Dodge Viper and judged the RX-7 to be the better car. This particular car doesn't get much respect though; Orange Julius drives it into a billboard while racing Brian's Skyline. 2000 Acura NSX This NSX makes a very brief appearance in 2 Fast 2 Furious. We only ever see it sitting outside Tej's (Ludacris) garage, because Tej doesn't really race anymore. But it does have a sweet custom Louis Vuitton pattern, and so we're including it on this list. 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII The Evolution series is Mitsubishi's sporty version of what would otherwise be a mundane economy car. The Evos have become a mainstay in the World Rally circuit, and if you've ever played Gran Turismo you've probably seen the dozens of different Evos featured in the game. In fact, the Gran Turismo games helped popularize the Evo series in the US, and Brian's version isn't the last one we'll see in the series. 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Spyder Since the second film in the franchise takes place in Miami, the filmmakers obviously thought some ragtops were needed, and so we see Suki's S2000 and this purple racer. Both Roman's Eclipse and Brian's Evo are wired with GPS tracking devices, which leads to their need for the next two cars on this list. 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T If you saw Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, then you got to see a Challenger in one of the greatest car chases in recent film history. Tarantino used a white Challenger as an homage to Vanishing Point, but in any color, the Challenger was a hot car (even without the ejector seat seen in 2 Fast 2 Furious). 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko sYc Muscle car fans like to talk down to the import tuner crowd by saying "there's no replacement for displacement," and it's cars like the Yenko Camaro that back up that kind of talk. In case you were wondering, the sYc stands for Yenko Super Car. Next is Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift.. stay tune..