Friday, April 3, 2009
Cars From Fast And Furious Movies
Cars from The Fast and the Furious (2001) 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse We first see this Mitsubishi screaming around the parking lot at Dodger Stadium as undercover cop Brian O'Connor tries to hone his drag race driving skills. But the car isn't fast enough for him, leading him to install a nitrous oxide system that ultimately leads to the poor car's doom. 1993 Mazda RX-7 In the movie, Dominic's RX-7 features a killer sound system and nitrous bottles hidden under the passenger seat. This is the first hint that the movies are going for style over substance; as much as Dom lectures Brian about "real racers," he seems to have forgotten that a subwoofer won't make a car go any faster. Real racers know that stereo equipment only functions as dead weight in the quarter mile. 1994 Acura Integra The Toretto clan seems to be all about cars, and Mia (played by Jordana Brewster) is no exception. The first chapter of the series finds her zipping around LA in this Integra, showing that serious driving skills seem to run in the Toretto family. 1995 Toyota Supra Turbo After his Eclipse explodes (we told you that nitrous was dangerous), Brian still owes Dom a 10-second car. So Brian acquires a totaled Supra, and Dom's crew takes a relatively fast car and turns it into a highly-tuned monster that can apparently outrace a Ferrari. 1995 Volkswagen Jetta A3 Admittedly, Jesse's Jetta isn't really that hot; the body modifications look awkward, and it doesn't help that it loses the only race we hear about. But the German marques are woefully absent in the entire Fast and Furious, and so we're sneaking in this VW. 1995 Honda Civic This is one of three Hondas that Dom's crew used to hijack big rigs. You could argue that the Honda Civic is to the tuner scene what the 32 Ford was to the classic hot rod scene; an inexpensive, easily modified car that makes for a great racing platform. Or in this case, the perfect highway hijacking platform. 1970 Dodge Charger R/T It's always a treat to see a car with so much torque that the body twists when you rev the engine. So what's with the fake blower sticking through the hood? OK, so it looks cool, but in reality the air intake sticking through the hood is purly a cosmetic installation. Adding insult to injury, what's probably the hottest car in the the first movie ends up dying in a spectacular crash at the end of a race, breaking the hearts of muscle car fans around the world. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS You didn't get to see this car unless you stayed through entire end credits of The Fast and the Furious. After Dom drives off in Brian's Supra, he apparently heads down to Mexico and at some point picks up this classic hot rod. And though we only see it for a moment in the first film, this Chevy makes a big comeback in the latest installment. next will be 2fast 2 furious.. stay tune!