4 of the Sickest Rides to Be Used in Fast and Furious Movies
A few days more and we’ll all be in for a thrill with the latest addition to the sickest fast car movie of all time – the Fast and Furious 7. But let’s take a trip down memory lane and commemorate the super cars that have been featured in the Fast and Furious series.
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
This was Chevrolet’s entry into the muscle car wars of the 60s and 70s. It previously had a Malibu SS badge right on its rear quarter panel. The Chevelles with mid-1965 Z16 option had its front fender with the emblem as well as distinct in-house style numbers: 767 for convertibles and 737 for hardtops. Although this car were not used in any chase scenes, the character of Vin Diesel (Dom Toretto) bought himself one in Mexico while he was looking for a replacement for his lost Dodge Charger.
1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
This car is known as “Godzilla”. It’s powered by the 2.6-litre RB26DETT engine that produces 276hp. The R34 GT-R can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in only 4.5 seconds. Its top speed is around 156mph, and uses all-wheel drive and big power to ensure optimal results. This was the late Paul Walker’s favorite ride in the movie, and appeared several times in 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift.
1969 Dodge Daytona
In the Fast and Furious movies, Vin Diesel had a bad relationship with his 1970 Dodge Charger. But in Fast and Furious 6, Toretto replaced it with a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, which was an enhanced version of the Charger. It was the perfect fit for the evolving character that Vin Diesel played – from a street racing punk to a sophisticated and sleek leader of a multiethnic family.
1967 Ford Mustang
While the producers of one of the Fast and Furious films were looking for specially modified vehicles, they came across the 1967 Ford Mustang. It has a mean look with its rear taillight panel in a concave and it longer and wider body. This car was the very first one to be installed a dual hydraulic system. Also, its front suspension was also redesigned and made wider for an overall smoother driving experience. However, the film producers found out that the 1967 Mustang’s V8 engine could not meet their needs. And so they added a few Japanese tuning parts to it.
If you’re a true fan of the Fast and Furious movies, then you’ll enjoy getting to know fun facts about the cars they used in the films. Browse through this blog for other interesting tips about automobiles and more.