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Movies: Fast & Furious cars through the years

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Movies: Fast & Furious cars through the years
  • The Fast and the Furious – 2001

    The Fast and the Furious – 2001

    Shout out to Hector’s Honda Civic, no doubt fitted with ball-bearing turbos and titanium valve springs. If you know, you know.

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  • The Fast and the Furious – 2001

    The Fast and the Furious – 2001

    The true cast of the original gather in the desert: the Skyline, RX-7, Integra Type-R and of course, that orange ball of fury, the MkIV Toyota Supra. No granny-shifting, please.

  • The Fast and the Furious – 2001

    The Fast and the Furious – 2001

    The first film quickly became a cult hit, not least because it pit old metal against new (the MkIV Supra was going strong back in 2001). Here, Dom’s Charger takes on Brian’s Supra in a drag race. Why? Ours is not to question but enjoy the random shot of the Supra’s indicator light flashing on after the jump.

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  • The Fast and the Furious – 2001

    The Fast and the Furious – 2001

    While later films would opt for the ‘if in doubt throw cars out of a plane’ methodology, the humble original stayed true to its magazine-article roots. Popular cars, proudly modified to within an inch of their lives. Here we see the Eclipse lining up just behind Dom’s lovely RX-7. Simpler times.

  • 2 Fast 2 Furious – 2003

    2 Fast 2 Furious – 2003

    The sequel’s pockets certainly weren’t empty when it came to cars, welcoming back the Supra alongside such gems as a delectable Honda S2000 and an R34 Skyline. The less said about the stare-and-drive, the better.

  • Tokyo Drift – 2006

    Tokyo Drift – 2006

    Fun fact: Christopher Nolan likes Tokyo Drift. So do we, Chris. This underrated gem of a Fast movie packs in some proper petrolhead goodness. Like drifting. Check out Han’s RX-7 here.

  • Tokyo Drift – 2006

    Tokyo Drift – 2006

    … or indeed DK’s 350Z here. 

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  • Fast & Furious – 2009

    Fast & Furious – 2009

    Something Something ‘taking down a drug lord while working for the FBI’… look, nobody comes here for the tuna sandwiches, we’re all here for the stunts. Here’s Letty on a truck about to jump into Dom’s Buick on the move.

  • Fast & Furious – 2009

    Fast & Furious – 2009

    Nope, us neither. But the criminally underrated 2007 Impreza WRX STI stars, so there’s something at least. 

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  • Fast Five – 2011

    Fast Five – 2011

    The plots became ever more outlandish but so too did the stunts. Here’s one of the more mundane ones – just a pair of Challengers.

  • Fast & Furious 6 – 2013

    Fast & Furious 6 – 2013

    Back to the numbered film titles for this, the, well, sixth instalment of a movie franchise able to return a gazillion dollars. Impressive. Especially with gems like this ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona – a car built to obliterate NASCAR records.

  • Fast & Furious 6 – 2013

    Fast & Furious 6 – 2013

    Yep, that feels more like it. Here’s Shaw’s ‘flip car’.

  • Fast & Furious 6 – 2013

    Fast & Furious 6 – 2013

    Entirely implausible, right? After all, how many pristine MkI Escort RS1600s even exist? Oh, you meant the man flying off a tank onto a speeding vehicle. Standard.

  • Fast & Furious 7 – 2015

    Fast & Furious 7 – 2015

    Bit of a cavalcade of supercar excellence, here. A Dodge Charger leads an MP4-12C, Viper, 458 and Veyron.

  • Fast & Furious 8 – 2017

    Fast & Furious 8 – 2017

    The franchise has always had a soft spot for Americana, here represented by a Fifties Chevy Fleetline and Ford Victoria.

  • Fast & Furious 8 – 2017

    Fast & Furious 8 – 2017

    It has also had a soft spot for liberally playing with the laws of physics for full spectacle. We could tell you about the cars on display here, including the ‘Ripsaw’, a ‘Rally Fighter’, a Charger, a WRX STI and a RAM but really, you’re just thinking ‘is that Godzilla rising from the ice?’. No. No it’s not.

  • Fast & Furious 9 – 2020

    Fast & Furious 9 – 2020

    The film that brought the masses back to cinemas the world over – take that, 007 – was the ninth and penultimate instalment in the franchise. During its pomp, we often wondered about the franchise’s direction. ‘Ha, whatever will they do next, send a car into outer space?!’

    Well. Quite.

    Fast & Furious 9: the secrets behind the cars

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