Fast and the Furious! Doesn't matter if you hate it or love it, you just cannot miss it. Almost every one of us has heard of this movie franchise, which now is set to release its 8th installment in 2017, starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Fast and the Furious is famous for three things - Vin Diesel, the late Paul Walker and FAST CARS. Each one of the seven films so far has been packed with action, fast car chases and unbelievable stunts. With over a hundred cars being featured over the years, it is a very difficult task to choose ones amongst them.
We bring you a few cars that caught our eyes in the Fast and Furious movie series.
This Dodge Charger was the only thing Dominic Toretto's father left him. He pulled it out of the garage in the first film to race Brian. The Charger's engine gives it a punch of 900hp and makes it a hot favorite American muscle car. And it's not just that, this car makes a comeback in two films (F&F 4 and 5), to help Dominic break out of a prison bus.
Many of us might remember the neon green Mitsubishi from the first Fast and Furious film. The car was molded with extreme body kits and had an underground neon lighting. The graphics on the body, however, was a tad too tacky for the eyes. That being said, it featured a 210hp, turbocharged engine. An all-wheel ride, sure to reach race first past the finish line!
This muscle car was featured in the 'Tokyo Drift' installment of the franchise. The only problem with the car - it needed a new engine. Being set in Japan, the only logical choice to go for was the Nissan Skyline's twin-turbo RB26. Let us not get caught up on the mechanical marvel that would include, undertaking such a swap, but it was sure a pleasure to watch the beauty, driven by Sean in the movie. If this does not qualify as Car Porn, we don't know what does.
This beast of a car packs more muscle than any other American cars around. Gran Torino was used by Fenix to transport heroin between Mexico and the US. With a 429 V8 Cobra Jet engine, under the hood, this is without much surprise the choice of lead car for a drug unit, trying to speed past (more like underneath and through) the border, without police detection.
For all those familiar with NASCAR, the Daytona used to be a hot favorite. The original Dodge Charger was modified to fix the aerodynamics, so the car could fare better at super speed NASCAR circuits like Talladega and Daytona. The Daytona was supercool before it even featured in F&F. When you're behind the wheel and you start up the electronics and ignition, it feels like you're sitting inside a humongous sounding drum. But there's a downside, which is the insides of the car start to feel like a furnace when its exhaust system starts heating up.
Vin Diesel, alongside his cast of actors, isn't the only star that features in the films. The Lucra LC470 deserves to be given a casting credit of its own. With looks that give it a Jaguar'ish feel, this car is fitted with a 7.0-liter V8 engine that comes to life with a thunder, roaring like a wildling. The car looks small and is very light too, but comes with massive tyres that help in maneuvering the car during fast driving and stunt scenes.
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