The five best cars from The Fast and The Furious film franchise

Cars From The Fast And The Furious - Dodge Charger

Forget A-list celebrities, it’s the cars that star in The Fast and The Furious series that have stolen the spotlight (and our hearts) since 2001. The popular Fast Saga franchise has flaunted a cast of enviable muscle and sports cars, performing exhilarating stunts and drag racing scenes. You can bask in a little of the glory from the driver’s seat of one of the best cars from The Fast and The Furious, or at least that model’s not-quite-so-glam sibling. Remember that local road rules still apply, even to celebrity cars.

Dodge Charger R/T

The super-charged, jet black Dodge Charger R/T (Road and Track) two-door coupe is the spirit of the Fast and the Furious franchise. It’s the treasured possession of main character and anti-hero, Dom. In the film, it boasts an insane output of 900-hp and a drag race time of a quarter-mile (402 m) in nine seconds flat. The 1970 Dodge Charger R/T has an undisputed reputation for incredible speeds, delivering an output of 425-hp and clocking up to 234 km/h in the V8 Hemi model. Admiring fans of this two-door coupe’s speed and style can hunt for a Dodge Charger for sale on Gumtree. For a G-rated take, this muscle car has been inducted into the Lego Technic car kit collection, a must-have collectible for the Lego fanatic and avid racer from 10 onwards.

Toyota Supra

The fire orange Toyota Supra is one of the most stunning cars from the film series. This 1994 Toyota Supra is treated to a miracle makeover, transformed from rusted metal to blazing beauty. The film’s major character, Brian, sits in the driver’s seat of this modified Toyota Supra in truly nail-biting drag race scenes (think imminent steam train and rail track crossing).

Ford Escort Mk I

For classic rally-style, the 1970 Ford Escort is a strong contender among the cast of modified supercars, emerging triumphant and relatively unscathed from some fairly epic race scenes. Popular for more than just rally cars, the Ford Escort range features family sedans and original panel vans. The legendary 1970 Escort RS 1600 Mk 1 two-door sedan has a twin-cam 1.6-L petrol engine under the hood, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds and reaching a top speed of 179 km/h.

Nissan Skyline GT-R

It’s difficult to miss the Nissan Skyline GT-R R 34 coupe as it leaps across an open bridge. Forgoing a stunt double, the Nissan Skyline GT-R that stars on screen has been modified from All Wheel Drive for drifting on camera. If you’re looking to get behind the wheel of one in Australia, be aware that the Nissan GT-R supercar no longer uses the Skyline branding.

Mitsubishi Eclipse

Although it plays a minor role, the customised lime green Mitsubishi Eclipse from the first film calls for a special mention. It’s Brian’s original hero car, racing Dom’s Mazda RX-7 in a classic (although unrealistic, considering the Mitsubishi Eclipse’s relatively low 150-hp output) race scene.

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