Video: Jay Leno meets the ’hero car’ of Fast Five
Fast Five, the fifth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, opened last weekend to some pretty impressive grossing figures, around $83.6 million worth of box office sales, making it the highest grossing opening weekend film for the year.
The hype and attention surrounding the movie has apparently rubbed off on some people, including one comedian who is considered one of the foremost gearheads in the world. In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay Leno invited movie car builder, Dennis McCarthy, to his garage to talk about one of the main cars that appeared in the movie: a replica of the C2 Corvette Grand Sport that McCarthy’s company built exclusively for the movie.
Featuring a suspension taken from the Corvette of the 80’s, McCarthy and his people went about the work of adding some touches to make it as real as possible. The custom body was given by Mongoose Motorsport and the car, despite it’s designation as a ’movie’ car, still has a powerful enough engine to produce 500 horsepower. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, then we highly suggest that you head over to your local AMC Theater to watch it.
In addition to the C2 Corvette Grand Sport, McCarthy also brought another one of the movie franchise’s iconic cars, the Dodge Charger R/T. This is the same car that was used by Vin Diesel in the fourth installment of the franchise, and comes with a faux blower on it.
Check out the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage featuring McCarthy and the hero car of Fast Five. As an added bonus, the cameras even went back with McCarthy to his shop around the block to check out some other cars from the Fast & Furious franchise.
Source: Jay Leno’s Garage