Started as a film on illegal car racing, Fast & Furious is now a full-fledged action franchise with films featuring multimillion heists and globetrotting espionage.
Despite expanding its portfolio and cinematic tropes, the majority of the audience still remembers and recalls Fast & Furious movies as car-oriented action flicks. Autophiles, irrespective of niches (be it sports, muscle, and modified cars), are avid fans of this franchise.
If you are also a fan of high-performance vehicles but haven’t watched all the movies of the Fast franchise, continue reading this piece. Here, we will give you a quick roundup of some of the most iconic cars that appeared in the franchise in all those years.
1. 1997 Mazda RX-7
Fast & Furious 4, aka Tokyo Drift, is arguably the most popular among all the Fast & Furious installments. Han was one of the main characters of the movie and quickly rose to fame in the F&F fandom. He drives a 1997 Mazda RX-7 for the most part of the movie. A strapping vehicle boasting a sporty yellow finish with a thick black stripe in the middle and sleek muffler is still the fan’s favorite vehicle of the franchise.
2. 1994 Toyota Supra
This Toyota car is a reason why many people fall in love with the franchise. The custom graphics with strapping racing rims has given the Supra a look that you would like to see in a vehicle driven by the protagonist. People still recall the 1994 Toyota Supra as Brian’s car because he uses it to compete against Dominic at the end of the first installment of the franchise.
3. 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
The unique thing about the Fast & Furious franchise is not only human characters, but cars also have a background story and arch. Case in point: 1970 Dodge Charger R/T. This Dodge beauty was modified by Dominic and his father. However, Dominic is paranoid about driving it after the killing of his father.
Nonetheless, he overcomes that paranoia, and then you see him driving this car in almost every installment until Furious 7. This car is a part of many iconic scenes of the franchise. Many Dodge fans were heartbroken when this iconic Charger R/T destroys after rolling off a cliff.
Nonetheless, the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T will remain a part of Fast & Furious lore.
4. 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse
A lime green Eclipse with stunning rims and paint job— many people associate this Mitsubishi muscle car with Brian’s introduction in the movie. It was one of the first racing cars introduced in the movie, giving a hint to autophiles of what to expect. Even though the car didn’t last even until the second installment, it remains an introduction to the Fast & Furious franchise for many.
5. 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
The silver finish with metallic blue stripes and low-profile tires— a modified Nissan Skyline is another classic pick from the early movies. It was Brian’s go-to car in the second installment. He even used it to jump off a bridge. Unfortunately, the car gets totaled in the same movie later on. Apart from exterior detailing, what makes this Nissan vehicle stand out among other sports cars is it is modified with a twin turbocharger.
6. Acura NSX
If you are not a sports car buff, you may have missed this black Acura modified with an NSX-R upgrade. It has made cameos in the fourth and fifth installments as Dominic’s car. Due to its sleek design and well-thought-out upgrades, we consider it one of the best cars of the franchise despite having very little screen time.
7. 1971 Chevy Monte Carlo
How many of you remember Boswell’s race against a first-generation Dodge Viper from Tokyo Drift?
If you recall, he uses a muscular vehicle draped in old and rustic aesthetics. The car was a 1971 Chevy Monte Carlo, and we think it is one of the most stunning variants of the Monte Carlo line. However, the car doesn’t last beyond that race because it loses control, gets into a horrendous rollover, and turns into rubble.
8. 1967 Ford Mustang
Yes, we are coming to this green-and-white beauty that made an appearance in the Tokyo Drift. Like Dodge Charger, this pony also has a story. This car belongs to Sean Boswell’s father and needs a new engine to again become the auto powerhouse it used to be. Since Sean is in Tokyo, he decides to fit Nissan Skyline’s twin-turbo RB26 in his father’s living memory. We think any other engine would’ve not done justice to the reincarnation of the Ford Mustang.
9. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
This is a still from the Fast Five and main characters’ one of the iconic scenes together. In this scene, Brian and Dominic drive this Chevy beauty off a speeding train. They then hop off the grand tourer before it flies off the cliff and ends in the water for good. Apart from being featured in that iconic scene, the other outstanding bit about this vehicle is it is a homologation special built by the manufacturer and introduced as a lightweight and high-performance variant for racing purposes.
We hope that you like this roundup and throwback covering some of the iconic cars from the Fast & Furious Franchise.
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