Any of us that enjoy action and racing movies are fans of the Fast and the Furious series. Many guys enjoyed all of these movies. The first one came out in 2001.
The stars Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker became megastars after that. Vin Diesel starred in the Riddick series. These were science-fiction movies that took place in the future. Diesel’s badass Riddick character had eye enhancements that made him see in the dark, and he was a dangerous assassin. Paul Walker was mostly known for the Fast & the Furious series, but he had a few other notable movie appearances as well. He was one of the football players in the 90s classics Varsity Blues, and he was a student in She’s All That. Walker passed suddenly at the age of 40 from a car accident. Diesel named his daughter Pauline after his late friend.
I could go on about those two actors, but let me get to the real story I’m presenting today. The seven Fast and the Furious movies featured some amazingly fast cars and lots of racing scenes. There were also some very cool car chase scenes in some of these movies. They featured some cars that are now iconic. In this list, I’m going to do my best to present the fastest cars in the series rated by speed. Over 60 of these cars were Japanese. The first movie only had two domestic cars. I’m including any car that was in the movie and am going by which model is the fastest, and I’ll try to take the modifications on the car into account.
15. Ramp Car
This car was not built for speed like the rest of the cars on this list. This beauty was built to flip cars. Its wedge-like front end makes it perfect for the job. The car was custom built for the film, but it resembles other cars used in races. It actually boasts a V-8 engine and three-speed automatic transmission. It is used in the film as an attack car to flip the bad guys’ cars. The car also happens to be bulletproof.
14. 1970 Ford Escort
This classic car was featured in Fast & Furious 6. The original escorts in Europe were classic cars of the 60s and 70s. The car in the film, driven by O’Connell, is a 1970 Ford Escort RS1600. It has a 16-valve, twin-cam, 1.6-liter Cosworth BDA four-cylinder engine with around 113 horsepower. The car in the film may not have been the fastest, but it was one of the lightest at a mere 2,000 pounds. It faced off against a tank in the film. The car has a top speed of around 113 mph straight off the production line.
13. 1987 Buick GNX
In the fourth installment of the series, Fast and Furious, Dominic Toretto chooses this rare car for a tanker truck heist. This was one of the last Buicks ever made with a turbo. Stock, it came with a 3.8-liter V6 engine and could top out at around 121 mph. There were only one thousand of these bad boys made. No actual GNXs were harmed during the film. They disguised a Grand National as a GNX.
12. 1969 Chevy Yenko Camaro
This 1969 Chevy Yenko Camaro appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious and was driven by one of the bad guys. Brian O’Connor wins it in a race for pink slips. It is also used later in the movie to help the characters evade police. The one used in the film is a replica. They are one of the most sought after cars by collectors. That movie was the only one in the series that Vin Diesel was not in; not even a cameo. The speedometer goes up to 140 mph.
11. Mitsubishi Eclipse
This car has not aged well, but this green Mitsubishi Eclipse is an iconic car pictured in the first movie. The film is not that specific on which model of Eclipse was used, but the car had about 210-horsepower and a turbocharged engine. It also boasted a 2.0-liter inline four and all-wheel drive, which came standard on the second-gen Eclipse GSX. The appearance parts added to the car were a nonfunctional roof scoop, RoboCar Aero Armor Eclipse body kit, ARP GT2 wing, 1997-spec Eclipse headlights, and Se7en 180 Axis Sport Tuning rims.
10. 1967 Ford Mustang
In The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, one of the characters drives a 1967 Mustang that was owned by his father. It has a top speed of about 140 mph and has about 306 horsepower. It needed a new engine, so the Japanese characters put in a turbo, 2.6-liter RB26 inline-six out of the Nissan Skyline GT-R. You have to suspend disbelief a bit with this one because they chose a Nissan engine for this pony. Some aficionados call this blasphemy while others say it’s awesome. Either way, it is one of the most notable in the series.
9. Mazda RX-7
The Mazda RX-7 appeared several times in the series. In the first movie, Toretto races one to win O’Connor’s car. It can get up to 150 mph and can go from 0-60 in about 5 seconds. In 2 Fast 2 Furious, one of these cars participates in the opening race. There is another one in the Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. It is one of the memorable cars from that film with its fancy body kit. It boasts a sequential twin-turbo engine and near-50/50 weight distribution, which makes it a good car for the street racing crowd.
8. Toyota Supra Mark IV
This was one of the main cars in the first movie. It was rescued by Paul Walker‘s character from the junkyard. It was restored in Toretto’s garage, the location where Toretto utters one of the most quotable lines in the series: “You know what? This will decimate all, after you put about 15 grand in it or more. If we have to, overnight parts from Japan.” O’Connor and Toretto race the car on its maiden voyage. It beat a Ferrari F355 Spider which was “more than they can afford.” It can get up to 155 mph depending on what they did to it.
7. 2004 Aston Martin DB9
This car was driven by Jason Statham’s character, Ian Shaw. It has a top speed of 186 mph and can reach 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. It can cost around $200,000, and they are not easy to find. One head-on collision scene involving this car was shot by attaching wires to each car and remote-controlling them into each other. According to their website, the Aston Martin DB9 GT, is the “ultimate incarnation, the embodiment of faultless form and formidable function, the beating heart of Aston Martin.” It has 540 horsepower and a 6.0-liter V12 engine.
6. 2012 Nissan GTR
This is one of the fastest cars of the series. It has a maximum speed of 193 mph and goes from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds. It is driven by Paul Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor. Seven of them were destroyed during production. The one that remained intact can be found at the Hollywood Star Cars museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. You can get one of your own for around $90,000. Walker’s character was in every movie in the series except for Tokyo Drift. In the first film, he is working as an undercover police detective investigating semi-truck hijacking. He infiltrates Dominic Toretto’s crew via a relationship with his sister. He leaves the police at the end of the first film to avoid his own arrest.
5. 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
One of these babies is featured in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. It won a race against a Dodge Viper, but it gets totaled not long afterward. It lost control and wound up in a ditch. It boasts a 360 horsepower V-8 engine. It can get up to around 193 mph. Even with a primered hood and a patchwork paint job, it’s one of the best looking cars of the film. Tokyo Drift was a little different for the series. It followed a racer who goes to Japan to avoid jail in America. He gets himself into a whole new world of racing on the streets of Tokyo, Japan.
4. W Motors Lykan HyperSport
The Hypersport has a top speed of 240 mph and can go from 0-60 in three seconds. It is driven by Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic Toretto. You could buy it if you happen to have $3 million lying around. It is the most expensive car used during the series. W Motors only ever made seven models of the car. It is used in Furious 7. Toretto was the son of a racecar driver who died in the car featured at number 1 on this list.
3. 2011 Bugatti Veyron From Furious 7
The 2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport from Furious 7 has a top speed of 257 miles per hour, and can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds. In the movie, it is driven by Tyrese Gibson’s character, Roman Pearce. If you want to buy one for yourself, it will be about $2,250,880. It holds the record with Guinness World Records for the fastest production car. This made it a perfect choice for Furious 7. It just adds to the theme for the whole series.
2. 1970 Dodge Charger
This is probably the most known and fastest in the series. It was in the first movie and belonged to Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto. It is said to have had 900 hp. It is a 1970 Dodge Charger. In the movie, they almost hit a freight train, then it hit a truck and flipped through the air a few times. The car seems to have been totalled in the first movie, but somehow it came back in the 4th and 5th movies in the series. It was used to help break Toretto out of a prison transport bus.
1. F-Bomb 1973 Chevrolet Camaro
David Freiburger, host of the show Roadkill, created the F-Bomb Camaro as a challenge to see how far he could take the modifications while keeping the car street legal. It has a twin-turbo and boasts 1,500 horsepower. It is an olive-green racing machine! Fast & Furious director Justin Lin was so impressed with it that he just HAD to include it in the film. Dominic Toretto drives a replica of one during an epic race scene in the film. He rams one into a bad guy during one of the final scenes in the movie.