• The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - cars

I’m sure at this point you all have seen Tokio Drfit and were impressed by the many cars you swo in there... We will try in here to tell a few words about each of them...

The plot you all know it. So no need to talk about it... And if you did not recognized all the cars you swo in there we will give you a hand.

In total, Tokyo Drift used over 200 cars for the movie, and they came from all around the world. There are 11 Nissan 350Z cars alone, and these were brought in from Japan because they required right-hand drive vehicles for the movie. Three of them were used for crash scenes. Most of the cars were second hand, as they needed some out of production cars like Toyota Chasers, Mazda RX7s and old Nissan Silvias. From the Mitsubishi stables came 10 units of Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX cars. Volkswagen also provided some cars - four Volkswagen Golf R32s and a few Volkswagen Touran MPVs.

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Tokyo Drift

This is Sean Boswell’cars. The question is what do you have to change about a Evo IX to make it a fast and furious car. First of all the front wheels must be disconnected from the drivetrain so that Evo become a rear-wheel-driver.

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The Tokyo Drift Evo IXs was also lowered over Eibach springs and fitted with APR’s wide-body kit and those oversize fenders were filled with 19-by-8.5-inch Ray’s G-Games 99B wheels and 255/35R19 Toyo Proxes T1R tires. RMR also modified the steering knuckles for additional angle and upsized the brakes with Brembo discs and calipers. The turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engines were left essentially stock except for the addition of an RMR exhaust system. Power is up from the stock 286 horsepower at the crank to 289.5 hp at the rear wheels, measured on a chassis dynamometer.

1967 Ford Mustang Tokyo Drift

Also a Sean Boswell car. Sean has to make from an old junk a cool race car in just one day so he can race with the Drift King. So he use a V8 engine from a 2001 Nissan Skyline Rb26 and the transmission of a 1998 Nissan Skyline 5 Speed 2WD.

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The car has 245/35R19 front and 275/35R19 rear Toyo Proxes T1R tires and Volk Racing Grey GT-7 wheels keeping them off the ground. The V8 Tokyo Drift Mustangs has an output of 375 hp and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds and consumed the quarter-mile in 14.7 seconds at 96.7 mph.

1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Tokyo Drift

The Monte Carlo does not have a long history in the movie. It appears in the first minutes of the movie as the Sean’s first car and is the first one that is crashed.

Two of the engine from the 9th used in the movie are: 509 cubic-inch with 560 horsepower that can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and a Bill Mitchell 572 cubic-inch with 700 horsepower.

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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.

2000 Nissan Silvia S15 Tokyo Drift

First was Han’s car, but he gave to Sean to race the Drift King, but he doesn’t drive it that well and he crash it reall badly. This is a car that we might say that the guys from Universal didn’t spend so much time working on it.

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The coolest thing about the Furious Silvia is the near stock-looking C-West DRFT aero kit. The exterior touches include Modern Image graphics, a C-West-supplied GT wing and a set of Ganador mirrors. The wheels get a visual upgrade in the form of some 19-inch Volk GT-7 rims wrapped in Toyo Proxes TR1 tires.

2006 Mazda RX-8 Tokyo Drift

The RX8 is Neela’s car. The RX8 is a car that protects you from trouble, or at least this is how it looks like, this is why the Universal made it a girl car. Probably... The only thing that ruin this car is its paint job. I’m not saying is not a well done job, but black and neon-blue does not fit together... if it’s a girl car it should be paint like one, you will never see a girl loving this combination. Red and black, yellow and black maybe, but not this. Anyway lets go on....

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The front, sides and rear of the car is a VeilSide D1-GT body kit. The Tokyo’s RX-8 has an output of 191 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 187 pound-feet of peak torque at 5,150 rpm. Considering that the US RX8 has an output of 238 hp at 8500, I might say nothig impressive in here.

The Tokyo Drift RX-8 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds and completes the quarter-mile in 14.9 seconds at 103.6 mph

2006 Nissan 350Z Tokyo Drift

The 350z is the bad guy’s car. But do not judge the car by it’s driver, because this is a very cool car. You won’t see on this car any special candy-colored paint jobs or any other graphics. A simple black that makes it looking really good.

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The Tokyo Drift’s 350Z is equipped with an APS twin-turbo system breathing into the 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine with an output of 450 hp or even more.

It has an six-speed transmission feeds back to a Nismo limited-slip differential which can propel the Nissan in 5.7 seconds through its 60 mph journey or can touch the quarter-mile in 13.2 seconds at 114.8 mph.

Mazda RX-7 Veilside Tokyo Drift

This is one of Han’s car also. This RX7 was build by Veilside, one of the largest automotive aftermarket companies in Japan, for the 2005 Tokyo Auto Salon. Universal bought the car as-is and then went to work changing it up for the movie.

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The first thing they change about it was the colour: the original red become a bright orange. And that was all the work they did to this car.

Although it looks more powerful it only produced 306 hp at 6,650 rpm and 256 lbs-ftof torque at 5,950 rpm at the rear wheels. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds and in 14.1 seconds it runs the quarter-mile at 104.5 mph

1970 Plymouth Road Runner GTX Tokyo Drift

The 1970 Plymouth Road Runner GTX can be seen at in the very last 2 minutes of the movie where Dominic Toretto has challenged the new D.K. Sean Boswell. He had won the GTX a couple years back from Han, who was killed earlier in the movie by his car blowing up.

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The car was borrowed for the movie from builder Steve Strope from Pure Vision Designs.

The construction of this car was followed on the TLC series "Rides" and the car was featured in Hot Rod Magazine. The cameo was a last minute re-shoot after primary filming was completed, so the car was rented by the production rather than purchased for its appearance. And it was cast at the suggestion of Hot Rod Magazine’s editor.

Volkswagen Golf R32 Tokyo Drift

Reiko’s car. Volkswagen has offered four new right-hand-drive 2007 Volkswagen R32s to the filmmakers, including two already converted to rear-drive for drifting duty.

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The R32 from Tokyo Drift uses a rear wing and a set of "Lamborghini" scissor doors. It has a 3.2 liter V6 angine with 250 hp and a six-speed manual transmission. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mpf in 6.1 seconds and the quarter-mile went by in 14.4 seconds at 94.3 mph.

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  (1) posted on 08.6.2015

swo - saw

So he use a V8 engine from a 2001 Nissan Skyline Rb26 and the transmission of a 1998 Nissan Skyline 5 Speed 2WD - RB is just Straight 6 or I-6.

Sean has to make from an old junk a cool race car in just one day so he can race with the Drift King. - He did not. Watch the movie again.

  (1) posted on 04.28.2012

The person that wrote this article is an illiterate. Spelling mistakes and errors everywhere, the worst being "So he use a V8 engine from a 2001 Nissan Skyline Rb26..". Nissan’s RB engines are straight6s, not v8s (this pissed me off the most).

I’m aware this article was written 6 years ago, but this article pissed me off so much, I had to create this account just to comment on how horrible it is.

If someone’s going to write an article, at least check for spelling mistakes and errors, also check that your facts are correct.

  (466) posted on 05.12.2011

Ok fine, this one got my attention - 1970 Plymouth Road Runner GTX, I remembered on the film that Dominic Toretto would like to challenge Sean Boswell and ended up blowing the car that killed Han.

  (1) posted on 04.17.2011

This article is informative, but it’s absurd to say that no girl would like a blue and black color scheme on a car. You obviously don’t speak for the entire female demographic, and it’s a bit insulting to be lumped into your narrow minded stereotype. I am a girl, and I love the paint job on the RX-8. Definitely my favorite look from the movie, with the exception of the Mustang. It’s perfect for a girl; feminine, but edgy. Not all girls are exactly the same, and do in fact have their own opinions and style. In the future, please keep your sexist personal opinions to yourself.... they only show your headed-ness.

  (1) posted on 10.5.2009

came across this and just wanted to make a note to the comment made in the article itself about the RX-8 that the paint job would not be liked by a girl.. I am a girl and I love the colours of it and I even showed it to many of my girlfriends and they also love the paint scheme of this car... black goes with everything just my opinion..

  (5990) posted on 03.28.2008

hey my name is bairon lara
men en your car it nice good for drifing

  (5990) posted on 03.24.2008

well dis is moonie this film is crazy the cars are serious

  (5990) posted on 03.23.2008

hi my name is michael wheaton i what to tell you that your cars are great and cool.

  (5990) posted on 03.22.2008

someguy33 Actually it says HAMMER. It’s got 6 letters if you can count. smiley

  (5990) posted on 03.21.2008


  (5990) posted on 03.19.2008

these cars are wicked but stop using evos they are so last century

  (5990) posted on 03.14.2008

the mazda rx 7 is very nice and i love the color!!!!(:

  (5990) posted on 03.13.2008

the Evo is pimp

  (5990) posted on 03.6.2008

wow now i mite be a kid but yeah this pg is soooooooooooo wicked wow these cars are amazing

  (5990) posted on 03.5.2008

wow..forgive me for all that steam..i know when to admit when im wrong...it is a plymouth..a plymouth hammer..but still definitly not a charger..not even close..though it looked like a buick w/ a light conversion..haha..w/e..there u have it..

  (5990) posted on 03.5.2008

the car that vin deisel drives in tokyo drift is not a plymouth, is not a charger...it says B-U-I-C-K on the back for god’s sake ppl!!!!..in really big letters too...geez..im not sure what buick..maybe a gs but its definitly not a dodge and definitly not a plymouth!!!...

  (5990) posted on 03.1.2008

badesetofthebad, this is a movie which concerns drifting. the cars dont need to be that powerful.as for evos, they are used in movies because they are so damn popular.besides good cars arent always supposed to be fast, they should handle properly.
the one thing i hate is when these people drive japanese cars throughtout the movie and then use an american car to save the day. that is just wrong.besides in real life how many american cars have u seen as drift cars.

  (5990) posted on 03.1.2008

i think 4 the 4th fast and furious it should be all muscle or tuners NO EXOTICS

  (5990) posted on 02.21.2008

for the last two films they have usd evos use some newer stuff like the subarus

  (5990) posted on 02.21.2008


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