Favourite 8 Fast And Furious Rides

 

The Fast and the Furious crew regroup for their eighth film this Easter in The Fate of the Furious. All the usual suspects star, except for Paul Walker who will no doubt be missed in the movie due for release on the 14th of April.

 

The storyline will follow the loveable rogues as they try to settle into ‘normal’ lives. No doubt, it won’t be long before we’re on the edge of our seats as the gang once again flout the rules of the road.

Let’s just say, they haven’t been reading Swansway Group’s tips on safe driving!

 

Of course, the real heroes of the show are the fantastic number of supercars that have appeared in all eight films. To date, more than 100 different models have been used in the long-running series of movies and the new film promises to introduce us to some corkers, including a Ripsaw tank!

 

While we wait with baited breath to see what the team do with this new collection of must-have motors in this latest instalment of The Fast and the Furious saga, let’s take a look at some of the vehicles featured in the past.


Buick Grand National

Year: 1987

Engine: Buick 3.8-litre turbo V6

Power: 276 bhp

Only a limited number of Buick Grand Nationals were built, making it a priority to ensure the wellbeing of this classic car throughout the filming of Fast & Furious 4 where it stars as an accessory to a tanker heist. Instead, several Buick Regals were dressed to look like the GN, including a backward mounted version made to look like the GN was reversing at speed.


Honda S2000

Year: 2001

Engine: 2-litre aluminum-alloy DOHC F20C1 inline 4 with a Comptech supercharger

Power: 350 bhp

This might not be the first car that comes to mind when you think fast and furious but a couple of S2000s do appear in the early movies. This hot pink model driven by Suki in 2 Fast, 2 Furious apparently possesses super powers, capable of landing a drawbridge jump with the most minor of cosmetic damage – magic!


Ford GT40

Year: 1965

Engine: Ford 4.7-litre V8

Power: 335 bhp

Another rare model, the Ford GT40 is perfect for Fast Five. Originally produced as a race car of the mid-1960s it won the Le Mans 4 times. In the film, the GT40  become integral to the plot when the team discover that it’s fitted with computer chip identifying the locations of ten houses, each holding $10 million. Just another day at the office!


Dodge Charger

Year: 1970

Engine: Supercharged Chrysler 426 Hemi V8

Power: 900 bhp

This seemingly invincible Dodge Charger, built by Dom and his dad, is seen flipping at the end of The Fast and the Furious only to reappear in Fast & Furious 4, Fast Five and Furious 7. The sheer power of the car (and Dom’s driving skill) is shown when he performs a wheelie in the Charger in the first film. Not bad for a  40 year old car!


Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Year: 1970

Engine: 502 GM Performance V8

Power: 461 bhp

After appearing at the end of the first film, the Chevrolet Chevelle SS plays a major role in Fast & Furious 4 when Dom sands it down and repaints and modifies it for a race. He then uses it as a distraction to escape certain death at the hands of Fenix Calderon as he blows it up with nitrous oxide and a lighter. Dom is unharmed… unfortunately the same can’t be said for the Chevelle SS.


Mitsubishi Eclipse

Year: 1995

Engine: DOHC 2-litre 4-cylinder

Power: 210 bhp

One of the most memorable cars of the films, Brian’s Mitsubishi Eclipse is best known for its acidic colour and over-the-top body kit! Unfortunately, it doesn’t last long, losing in a race to Dom and meeting its end in a shootout in Little Saigon but not before a nail-biting police chase.


Honda Acura NSX

Year: 2003

Engine: C32B V6

Power: 295 bhp

Driven by Don’s sister Mia, the Acura NSX could be accused of being the sexiest car of the film series. Red leather seats, NSX-R suspension, brakes, wheels, exterior parts and other upgrades make it memorable, even though it’s screen time is short-lived in Fast & Furious 4 and Fast Five.


And not forgetting… Toyota Supra

Year: 1994

Engine: 2JZ-GTE l6

Power: 320 bhp

 

The most iconic motor of the movie franchise, Brian’s Toyota Supra only appeared in the first episode. It was the subject of Dom’s put-down quote: “I said a 10-second car, not a 10-minute car!” but this doesn’t stop him driving off into the distance in it at the end of The Fast and the Furious. Dom reappears in the sequel but the Supra is never seen again…

 

Does this list hit your mark? What’s your favourite car from the first 7 Fast and Furious films? Let us know on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Or watch the film and come back and tell us about the newest motors to join the legacy.