Looks ugly, lucks in bad shape, well my friends, don’t let the looks deceive you, this is one true bad ass car.
To Fast and Furios was an exploitation, of the mania for import cars. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is no import.
The car makes its appearance in the first part of the movie, driven by the main character, Sean Boswell, and is the first car that gets “scratched” in the movie.But I do not what to spoil your movie watching appetite, so I’ll not go into more details, for the time being.
First introduced in the 1970 to compete with Ford Thunderbird, as an mid-size car, the Monte Carlo was created stilled and design by Elliot M. (Pete) Estes, the general manager of Chevrolet and Dave Holls .
The base modeles war fited with a 350 cubic inch 5.7 L , two barrel carburator, Chevrolet "Turbo-Fire" small-block V8,that gived the car a 345 ft•lbf (468 N•m) of torque at 2800 rpm, and a decent 250 hp (186 kW) at 4500 rpm and a manual three-speed manual transmition.
The interior had a fake wood trim, higher grade carpeting and nylon upholstery, then the Chevrolet Chevelle, but in rest it copies the models interior.There were many optional goodies that you could ad to you’re Monte Carlo back then, such as automatic transmission, power windows, air conditioning, power steering and many.
The Chevrolet Monte Carlo that starts in the movie is a another masterpiece of engeeniring from the guys of Universal. 509 cubic-inch with 560 horsepower and a Bill Mitchell 572 cubic-inch with 700 horsepower are the hearts of two of the nine Monte Carlos built for The Fast and The Furios: Tokyo Drift.
All sortes of goodies are under the hood such as: MSD ignition, Be Cool radiator, a Holley mechanical fuel pump, Edelbrock water pump, a March pulley system and a Earl’s stainless steel lines The petrol is hold in a trunk-mounted Jaz fuel cell and the air is rushed in through a Holley Dominator 1050 carburetor. The air and the fuel meet up in the World Products intake manifold and are blended together with a shot of nitrous to create a highly volatile cocktail. After exploding in the cylinders and making some power, this cocktail turns into unwanted exhaust gas. No one wants exhaust gas hanging around, so it makes its leave in a hurry via the Hooker headers and then escapes to the atmosphere via the Flowmaster dual chamber 3-inch exhaust.
The all have Richmond T-10 four-speed manual transmissions, Hayes clutch and they are covered in a Lakewood Blow Proof bell housing. Through a the Wenco 1350 Extreme Performance driveshaft, the power is sent to the Moser 12-bolt rear end.
The wheels are Cragar 397 steel 15-inch, fited with Wilwood brakes, wrapped in Good Year Eagle slicks at all four corners. The power is trying to get out through the rear wheels, so the tires in the front are 27x8 inches, and those to the rear are27x10 inches.
The stiffness of this car was reinforced by Global West 4-inch weight jacks and coil springs and some front and rear tubular control arms, Speedway Engineering added the swaybars while KYB provided the struts.
The 560-horsepower engine moved the car from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds, and quarter-mile in 12 seconds at 118.3 mph.
The car looks inside like it looks outside, that means preety ugly. But this is not a Mercedes. It has Beard low back bucket seats, some Deist seat belts to increase the safety of the passengers, Hurst shifter, and also a Grant steering wheel, all the engines vitals are monitored from Auto Meter gauges.
Bottom line is that not always the looks can bring you victory.