Fans of The Fast and the Furious franchise, which ranks number six in terms of money-making movies franchises of all time, definitely appreciate the hot cars that were driven in the films. For many fans, these slick rides are dream cars. They are stylish, powerful and exciting vehicles.
After The Fast and the Furious was released in 2001, the franchise rapidly became an integral part of American culture. Its stars, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and the late Paul Walker, became household names. The cars that they drove in the films have become coveted collector's items, some of which fetch big bucks at auctions.
From vintage classics to ultra-modern sports compacts and beyond, the cars of The Fast and the Furious franchise have so much edge and speed. These makes and models will be forever linked with the movies and their characters.
Today, we're going to look at twenty of these thrilling rides. Learning about these cars and their features will help fans to understand why they were chosen for The Fast and the Furious and its many sequels.
According to a recent Autoclassics.com story, the Nissan Skyline GT-R is the best auto investment from the F & F franchise. Any fan who can afford it may want to buy a GT-R of his or her own.
If you haven't seen the franchise films, consider this a spoiler alert, because the roles that these cars played in the films are going to be discussed.
20 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
This car is in demand. It's highly collectible, because 2 Fast 2 Furious fans consider it a dream machine. In the past, these tuner vehicles couldn't be imported to America. Soon, when the 25th anniversary of this auto rolls around, it will be possible to get them in the USA. Tons of fans are waiting for the chance to get their own Nissan Skylines.
Supply is limited, so these cars are going to fetch high prices. Right now, they are valued at around thirty grand. Some Japanese tuner vehicles feature major modifications, so finding unmodified versions can be difficult. The relative rarity of originals will drive prices through the roof.
19 1970 Dodge Charger
Here's some Fast and Furious lore about this legendary muscle car. This car was stashed in a garage at the Toretto House. It was put together by Dominic and his dad. When Dom's dad perished in a stock car racing accident, Dom didn't want to drive the Charger anymore. It was just too powerful and dangerous.
After Brian O'Connor joined the crew and started getting romantic with Dom's sister, Mia, Dominic opened up and showed O'Connor the Dodge Charger. This car is renowned for its great power. It features 900 HP and can do a quarter mile in just nine seconds. The speed record of nine seconds was set by Dominic's father.
18 2003 Acura NSX
Mia Toretto got behind the wheel of a 2003 Acura NSX during Fast Five and Fast & Furious. Her ride had leather seats that were red, as well as a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.
The stock version of this car features a V6 engine (C32B) that produces two hundred and ninety bhp. The car used in the movies has big modifications, including exterior parts, NSX-R suspension, and brakes. It gets two hundred and thirteen-foot pounds of torque and whp of two hundred and ninety-five.
Some of these cars are available for at little as 18k online. They probably don't have Fast Five-style modifications.
17 Mitsubishi Eclipse
This car is a customized auto which was produced by Mitsubishi Motors and Diamond-Star Motors. In The Fast and the Furious, it's driven by Brian, who practices his racing skills in it before participating in his initial street race.
While he practices, he can't control the car. It spins out of control. Even though he's having problems driving it, he decides to enter the street race, because he wants to gain the approval of Dom Toretto.
While Brian O'Connor races the Eclipse, its intake manifold starts overheating due to too much nitrous oxide usage. Even though he's getting warnings, he continues to push the auto to the edge by using the vehicle's nitrous oxide systems.
16 Toyota Supra Mark IV
This car was driven in The Fast and the Furious. Its driver was Brian O'Connor. After Brian's Eclipse was trashed by Johnny Tran and his posse, O'Connor went to Sergeant Tanner and asked for another car. Brian wanted to pay back Dom Toretto with the new car. Brian then brings a Supra from a scrap year to Dom's garage. The rusted auto is restored. It's a big bucks restoration. After it's restored, it's able to beat a Ferrari during a street race.
This is a major car from the film series. It's a signature Fast and Furious ride that F & F fans recognize and appreciate.
15 Honda S2000
The Honda S2000 which was featured in The Fast and the Furious (and 2 Fast 2 Furious) was a discontinued model. The model was initially launched during 1995. It made its first appearance at the 1995 Tokyo Game Show. At that point, it was a concept car. It began to be distributed officially in spring of 1999. It was used to honor the fiftieth anniversary of Honda.
This auto is considered a sports car, as well as a roadster. It's a major car in the F & F franchise, which was driven by Suki and Johnny Tran. The 2001 version was used in the films.
14 RB-Swapped 1967 Ford Mustang
This stylish, cool and all-American fastback was manufactured by the Ford motor company in 1967. It's classified as a pony car and it's a two-door model with a sports roof. In The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Sean Boswell drives a "Highland Green" version which features Le Mans stripes in "Wimbledon White". This is a major car in the film.
In the movie, the vehicle belongs to Major Boswell, who discovers it at an army base. Sean finds his Dad working on the car. After Sean issues a challenge to Takashi, the Drift King, Sean begins to work on the vehicle. His buddies help him to restore it.
13 Mazda RX-7 FD
In The Fast and the Furious, a 1993 version of this car was used. It was one of Dominic Toretto's rides. Dom's Mazda was red and he drove it while racing Edwin, Danny and Brian O'Connor. O'Connor drove a Mitsubishi Eclipse during that race and tried to get ahead through the usage of nitrous oxide. However, Dom had a NOS, too, and used it to win the race.
When the cops come, everyone takes off. Dom drives away in his Mazda and stashes the RX-7 in a parking garage. Then, he runs off on foot. He goes back and gets it later.
12 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro
This car was featured in 2 Fast 2 Furious. A character named Korpi, who is a prospective employee of Carter Verone, drives it to Verone's property. Verone vets his prospective staff members by getting them to break into a boatyard and grab a package from a scarlet Ferrari. Korpi drives the Yenko to try to get to the boatyard before competitors, Brian O'Connor and Roman Pearce, can. He fails and he doesn't get hired.
When Brian and Roman decide to try and find another car, they issue a challenge to Darden and Korpi. They want to race and the stakes are their vehicles. Brian is faster than Korpi and scores the Yenko.
11 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
If you loved The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, you may wish that you had this car. The 1971 Monte Carlo was one of Sean Boswell's rides in the film. After he disses football player, Clay, about Clay's poor knowledge of his car (A Dodge Viper SRT-10), Clay decides to toss a baseball which goes through the window of the Monte Carlo.
Sean wants to fight because of the damage. Cindy, who is Clay's girlfriend, suggests that they race for her instead. Sean is victorious, but spins out of control after he wins. His car flips over and over again and is totaled.
10 1970 Ford Escort RS1600 Mk 1
This Escort was featured in Fast & Furious 6. Tej Parker bought it when he attended an auto auction in England. In fact, Tej bought every car at the London auction. Then, he shipped them out to the safe house of his crew.
While Brian O'Connor pursued the tank of Owen Shaw, he drove the Ford Escort. When O'Connor realizes that his buddy, Roman Pearce, may get crushed by the tank as he drives a 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback, Brian takes big risks to save his friend. He uses the auto's rally-style suspension to send the car over a bridge, via a very sketchy ramp.
9 1987 Buick GNX
This car is a Buick Grand National which was manufactured in 1987. It's considered a "minor auto" in the franchise and it was only visible in "Fast & Furious". The car was driven by Dominic as he hijacked fuel tankers while in DR (Dominican Republic).
Dom drives alongside a fuel tanker and Letty jumps on the tanker. At this point, she utilizes a spray gun filled with nitrogen (as well as a hammer) to pry 2 tanks loose. Dom helps by driving ahead of the tanker, to keep the tanker's speed slower.
This car looks powerful and has a lot of retro appeals.
8 Ramp Car
This unique ramp car appeared in Fast & Furious 6. It's a custom design with a tube frame, a mid-engine, a wedge shape and 4-wheel steering. It's a beast. Known as a "flip car" or "ramp car", it's used by the "bad guys" to get beneath other autos and toss the cars up in the air. It's more than a vehicle. It's a deadly weapon.
Conceived by the movie's "picture car supervisor", Dennis McCarthy, this vehicle was modeled on a Formula One racing car. It's got the same front shape as a typical F1 car, but it more exaggerated and stylized.
7 F-Bomb Chevrolet Camaro
The Chevy Camaro RS-Z28 driven by Dom in Fast & Furious is a 1973 model. It has a minor presence in the film. Initially piloted by a lackey employed by Arturo Braga, it's later stolen by Dom, during the climax of the movie. Dominic Toretto uses the car to ram into Fenix Calderon, who dies due to the impact.
The genuine F-Bomb features 1500 horsepower and twin-turbo performance. It was created by David Freiburger. The original F-bomb is a rare and prized vehicle. It's not a throwaway car. This is why the Fast & Furious production team decided to use a reproduction instead.
6 Ford GT40
A replica of this auto was utilized during Fast Five. In the movie, the car is seized by the Drug Enforcement Agency and the vehicle is scheduled to be "heisted". During the film, Zizi lets his guys know that the car belongs to him. Dom instructs Mia to get behind the wheel of the GT40 and orders her to take the car back to the group's lair. This provokes Zizi's guys to start fighting with Brian and Dom.
During the struggle, a trio of DEA agents are killed and Zizi is the one who murders them. This car is equipped with a computer chip filled with very important information.
5 Corvette Grand Sport
This curvy and inspiring classic Corvette was one that Vince, Mia, Dominic, and Brian planned to heist from a train. While the heist is in progress, Brian figures out that the autos are all seized property. They are in the custody of a trio of DEA agents who are actually on the train.
Dom and Brian start fighting Zizi and his guys, once Zizi confesses that he planned to heist a Ford GT40 for his employer, Hernan Reyes. Dom gets Mia to take the car and he and Brian get off the train via the gorgeous and coveted American sports car.
4 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
This stylish Dodge Charger, which was manufactured in 1969, appears in Fast & Furious 6. Vin Diesel's character, Dominic Toretto, chooses to drive this Daytona model, rather than the 70 Dodge Charger that he used during previous F & F films.
This car is part of Dom's evolution from street racing thug to global heist-master. The Daytona has a sleek, sophisticated look. It's in keeping with the changes to Dom's character. This fancy-looking Charger is tough, with bold lines that are chunky enough to feel very muscular. This is a great-looking car that screams raw power. It's a tough-looking vehicle that Suits Dom to a T.
3 Jensen Interceptor
A 1971 Jensen Interceptor was used in a minor way during Fast & Furious 6. It was a car that Letty Ortiz drove. When Luke Hobb and Dominic Toretto pursued the flip car driven by Owen Shaw, Letty decided to use her Jensen Interceptor as a distraction. She rammed it into the car that Dom is driving, to distract him from Owen.
Afterward, during a confrontation with Dom, Letty Ortiz shoots him. She then gets back together with Shaw's group. In time, Letty's trustworthiness is questioned by Shaw's group, despite her outward show of loyalty. The car in the movie was sourced from California.
2 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
The 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS is a major car in the film series. It features a V8 engine (502 GM performance type), a "year one" body, "year one" trim and shocks and springs from Hotchkis. Driven by Dom Toretto, it was used for smuggling illicit substances, general driving and street racing. The first one was totaled and the second one is still active. This car was visible in The Fast and the Furious, Fast & Furious and The Fate of the Furious.
After Dom escapes from L.A., he gets to Baja, Mexico. Once he's there, he gets into a red Chevelle SS and starts driving away. We don't know at that point where he is going.
1 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R
This distinctive Skyline was manufactured by the Prince Motor Company and it was driven by Brian O'Connor in Fast Five. This model is now discontinued. It's a two-door coupe which is still "active" in the films series, although it's assumed to have been sold on.
When Mia and Bria break Dom out of prison by helping him to escape from a prison bus, Dom leaves the USA and heads for Ecuador. Brian gets the Skyline and goes to Brazil with Mia. Mia and Brian find Vince, who used to be a part of Dom's group. This cool car is definitely an enviable and unique ride.
Sources - Wikipedia.com, Autotrader.com, Fastandfurious.wikia.com