The smash movie “The Fast and Furious” hit the big screen around the world with a serious bang. It was the head-turning combination of action-packed drifting, attractive girls and the hot collection of Fast and Furious cars that made it an instant hit.
Let’s Take a Closer Look at the Fast and Furious Cars
Modified performance cars are seen throughout, from start to finish. There are anything from full Japanese drift cars ready for the competition to the highest rank of show quality modified cars.
If memory serves me well, there were a couple of American muscle cars such as a Viper right at the start of Tokyo Drift. Then shortly, the scenery moved to Japan where we were sprayed with all types of Japanese performance drift cars.
The cool thing about the movie was that The Fast and Furious Cars held as much of an important role in the film as the real human actors.
VeilSide RX7The main character car and most memorable were the orange and black Rx7 FD with Veilside body kit. Before burning into a pile of rubble, the guys used this car as their cruise car.
There there was the villain car, a black Nissan 350Z. Driven by the Japanese Mafia’s nephew it never lost. Except for one time when he was out to show “who was the boss” only to be beaten by an RB26 powered Mustang fastback.
And how could we forget the girl’s car? The sky blue and black Mazda Rx8 driven by a high school girl played by actress Nathalie Kelley. We can’t say the Rx8 is a ‘girly’ car because honestly the Mazda Rx8’s make great drift cars PERIOD.
Nissan Skyline GT-R
The Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 was Brian O’Conner’s (Paul Walker) car of choice, but he is spotted in several different cars throughout the movie series.
1970 Dodge Charger
Let’s not forget Dom’s (Vin Diesel) his classic black 1970 Dodge Charger R/T . During filming 4X4 tires were said to be mounted on the Charger for some of the scenes.
There is no surprise with a budget of around $250 million that there wouldn’t be an impressive lineup of vehicles. With an all-star cast and The Fast and Furious cars, it’s a must see for any drift racing fans.
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