The Fast and Furious movie series started in 2001 with the release of The Fast and the Furious. The central theme of the story is illegal street racing, during which skilled and passionate drivers compete at the wheel of unique and iconic cars. What made the movie so popular is the depiction of such special cars and the story of the characters who drive them: all car lovers feel with empathy united with the events of the film. In fact, it was so popular, that even a Fast and the Furious video game series was released.
The cars used in the series range from old muscle cars and classic tuners to some of the most expensive and powerful supercars in the world. Each character has a different taste and the car is an integral part of their personality. For example, Dominic Toretto is portrayed as the kind of person who would drive a muscle car and that is indeed the case. Brian, however, is the kind of car enthusiast who just wants to modify his car to feel it entirely as his own creation: the race is for him to express his passion for cars, not to excel against others.
After the death of Paul Walker (Brian O’Conner) in his Porsche Carrera GT, many have been shocked and the world of car enthusiasts is not the same. It is also to remember him therefore that we write this ranking list of the greatest modified cars of the Fast and Furious franchise.
Here’s a list of the greatest and most stunning rides from all eight the Fast and Furious movies, from the Fast and the Furious, all the way to The Fate of the Furious.
10 Dom’s 1971 Plymouth GTX: A 5000 Horsepower Monster
The Plymouth GTX, also known as the Belvedere GTX, was produced from 1967 to 1971. The car earned the nickname “gentleman’s muscle car” because it has both street car and race car features. The 1971 model was the third generation of the car. It was a 2-door coupe with a 7.2-liter V8 or 7.0-liter Hemi V8. Dominic Toretto uses this particular model of the GTX in The Fate of the Furious.
Although there aren’t many details about the car’s specs in the film, it can be assumed that the car was modified with the installation of the 426 Hemi as it is claimed by its driver to rest his butt on the fierce beauty of “5000 hp.” The car has a menacing presence, thanks to the customization of the body with the black color, the axle pointed downwards, and the provision of wide tires.
9 VeilSide Mazda RX-7: Japanese Customization At Work
VeilSide is a Japanese automotive company that specializes in car modification. The car in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift doesn’t look like any RX-7 thanks to VeilSide’s customization. The brakes have been reinforced with the Rotora brake system. To improve the car’s handling, the coilover system was installed, which also had the function of reducing the gap between the bumper and the tires, which had been caused by the use of a wider body kit.
The engine produced 306 hp with 256 pound-feet of torque. The car is driven in the film by Han and later by Sean, who was recruited into the business after Sean destroys his 2001 Nissan Silvia.
8 The Flip Car: An Icon Of Extravagance And Strength
When we think of the strangest and most unmemorable car in the Fast and Furious 6 movie, that car that flipped trucks and vehicles immediately comes to mind. The Flip Car was completely customized by the talented Dennis McCarthy. Initially, Dennis suggested using a truck with a sharp front end, but the director wasn’t happy and preferred a small, nimble car.
That’s how this car came about. This Flip car has a V-drive gearbox derived from a speedboat: by doing so, space was saved and the car became super fast. Although it might look light as a feather, this fireball weighs nearly 4,000 pounds.
7 BMW 540i E39: Tame Appearance But Disproportionate Power
This car was the first car to receive major changes over previous models in the E39 series, which had been sold from 1995 to 2004. An aluminum front suspension was used to reduce weight. The paint job was done with carbon fiber and the car was equipped with an Eibach suspension system, to lower it down and give it an aggressive and threatening look. The chassis was mainly made of aluminum.
The car was equipped with an M62 V8 engine that produced 282 hp with 320 lb-ft of torque. It had two types of transmission, the Getrag 6-speed manual for 540i M5 and the 5-speed automatic transmission. As many as eleven cars were made for the film, but only two survived to the end of filming.
6 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33: A Fight Against The Law
Leon drives this 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 in the first Fast and the Furious movie. During the famous road race between Leon and Toretto, this fireball is shown in all its power.The car has been customized with yellow paint. Perhaps not everyone knows that the original car used in the film had to be destroyed because vehicles must have a VIN to circulate in the U.S.: the Japanese Skyline was banned from being imported.
5 Honda S2000: Pink Makes Fly
This Honda model was driven by Devon Aoki’s character, aka Suki, in the movie 2Fast 2Furious. The car was customized with the bubblegum pink color and was equipped with a 2-liter DOHC F20C1 aluminum alloy engine with a Comptech supercharger.Although the engine was not upgraded from the original equipment, the car did not let Suki down when she had to make the audacious bridge jump.
4 Mazda RX8: Conquering Tokyo
The Mazda RX8 is featured in the Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift movie and is driven by Neela.
We can admire the car and its driver during memorable scenes that take place in the mountains of Japan. The car was customized with a VeilSide body kit that made it slightly different from other RX8s. The engine was the standard 1.3-liter rotary engine with a GReddy turbocharger.
3 Dom’s Dodge Charger R/T
This car is used by Toretto in most of the Fast and Furious movies. The car has great emotional and symbolic value to Dom because it belonged to his father who died in a race. The car was known for its extreme performance. It was equipped with a 900 hp Hemi 426 V8. The car was extensively customized with goodies, such as a nitrous oxide kit, a custom steel grille, and Continental Sports tires. The car appeared several times in the film.
2 Toyota Supra MK IV: The First Race You’ll Never Forget
Brian used this 1994 Toyota Supra to race against Toretto in the first Fast and the Furious. The race is exciting and ends when Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger is run over by a trailer and overturns. The Supra has been modified with a 2JZ turbocharged 3.1 engine. The exhaust system used in the Supra is a GReddy Power Extreme Exhaust. A Turbonetics T-66 ball-bearing turbo was used in the car, providing insane amounts of power to the engine. The car also had a 100 hp NOS system for that sudden increase in acceleration seems to alter the perception of time.
Aesthetically, the car was customized with 19-inch Dazzle racing wheels. It is stated in the film that the car’s modifications cost between $15,000 and $20,000, but in reality, the modifications cost over $100,000.
1 Dodge Charger Daytona: Stronger Than A Tank
The Dodge Charger Daytona was created in 1969 and is considered the highest performing race car of its time. in fact, it is named after the popular circuit where NASCAR races are held. The car was a legend and won 2 races in 1969 and 4 in 1970. Originally, the engine that powered the car was a 7.0-liter Hemi V8 or the 7.2-liter variant. Featuring a large wing on the rear, this car was nicknamed the “Winged Warrior”.
The car is used in Fast and Furious 6 during the tank chase scene in Spain. This car takes center stage again when Dom races it against Letty. The version used in the movie had a modified engine: a 6.2-liter V8 that produced nearly 500 hp.
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