Every budding petrolhead can thank the Fast and furious movie franchise for getting them all riled up about cars.
Matter of fact, I remember sitting just a foot away from my CRT television set watching the very first film in the franchise.
Since the very first film in 2001, the series has generated billions of dollars from fans worldwide.
But there are a few cars in the entire franchise that have really caught my eye, here are some of my top picks.
Toyota Supra Mk4
“This will decimate all, after, you put about 15 grand in it or more. If we have to, overnight parts in Japan.” That’s what Jesse said to Brian in the first (and best) Fast and the Furious movie in the franchise. And lo and behold, the wreck of an Mk4 Toyota Supra with “a 2JZ engine no s**t”, turned into one of the most iconic Toyota Supras in existence. Matter of fact, this very car pictured here was auctioned off at the Barett-Jackson for almost S$750,000. For the full scoop on this slice of movie hero car history, step right HERE.
1973 Chevrolet “F-Bomb” Camaro
1500hp. Let me say that again, a thousand and five hundred horsepower. All from a 6.6-litre small block Chevy engine. The manic brainchild of Roadkill host David Freiburger, former editor of HotRod magazine. If NOS tuned JDM cars are EDM music, this is good old fashioned country rock and roll. No meth injection, no nitrous, just a pair of trusty turbochargers. The “F-Bomb” might’ve been a villain car in the fourth film in the franchise, but with power like that, can’t imagine it’d be a right fit for one of the good guys.
Every Dodge Charger Dom drives
Suffice to say, Dominic Toretto loves his muscle cars. Above all else, he loves Dodge Chargers. This latest monster from SpeedKore is no exception. Custom carbon fibre body panels, a mid-mounted Dodge Hellcat engine tuned to Dodge Demon levels of power, a 6-speed manual gearbox from Audi-Lamborghini lifted off a Gallardo, twin calliper brakes in the rear and double wishbone suspension in the front and rear. And it's got a hydraulic hand brake for massive slides because overkill is underrated. This hero car makes its debut in the latest Fast & Furious 9 flick, so catch it in theatres if you’d like to see it in action.