These are the rarest cars, featured in the Fast and Furious moviesby Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 15:07
The Fast and Furious movies are a usual pastime for many car enthusiasts. Many iconic JDM cars like the Supra and Skyline have achieved cult status, due in no small part to being featured in the F&F saga. But around the fifth movie, the car Fast and Furious cars started to gradually become more expensive and rare, with some having less than 10 examples built. Without further due, here are the rarest Fast and Furious cars.
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
The Fast & Furious car fleet started branching out around the fifth movie and we see that right from the start. While there are still plenty of JDMs, like the Nissan 370Z driven by Gal Gadot, American and European exotics started making appearances, One of the hijacked cars from the train scene was a 1962-1967 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.
Only five C3-based Grand Sport Corvettes were built, under the supervision of Zora Arkus-Duntov. Each one goes for about $5.0 million. In addition to the five original Grand Sport Corvettes, between 13 and 17 GM-licensed, Continuation cars were built. As for the Fast Five movie, 13 replicas were built by Mongoose Motors. Only one was highly finished and featured a built, 502 cubic-inch V-8. This particular body style of the Grand Sport came out in 1966.
The Fast Five movie really made it clear that it wasn’t just about Japanese imports anymore. Again, featured in the train robbery scene, the original Ford GT40 started out as a racecar, based on the 1963 Lola Mk 6. While it is most known as the race car that beat Ferrari at LeMans, three consecutive times, in the 1960s, there are also a limited number of road-going versions.
The original Ford GT40 was powered by a variety of V-8 engines ranging from 255 to 427 cubic inches. A total of 105 cars were built, most of which were race and prototype versions. But there were also 30 examples of the GT40 that were either converted or built to be street legal. An original Ford GT40 can fetch as much as $11.0 million, nowadays, which is why the one in Fast Five is a replica.
Paul Walker may have driven most of the iconic JDM cars, featured in the Fast and Furious movies, including the Nissan R35 GT-R at the end of Fast Five, but it was Tyrese Gibson, a.k.a. Roman Pierce that drove some of the most exclusive and expensive ones. At the end of Fast Five, he visits Tej Parker, played by Ludacris, in one of only six Koenigsegg CCXR, only to later be matched by another one, owned (in the movie) by Ludacris’ character.
The CCXR is the second most powerful Koenigsegg from the CCX lineup, of which a total of 49 units were built. Its 4.8-liter, twin-turbo V-8 packs 1,032 horsepower and 797 pound-feet (1,080 Nm). This allows for a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of over 255 mph (410 km/h). It can also run on ethanol.
While Fast and Furious 1 cars were still almost exclusively JDM imports, Fast 6 really diversified things. Ludacris’ character, Tej Parker, is seen driving a Ferrari FXX, in the sixth installment of the saga. In the real world, the FXX is a track-only special edition, based on the Ferrari Enzo. The 6.0-liter V-12 was modified and stretched to 6.3 liters, in order to develop 789 horsepower and 506 pound-feet (686 Nm).
At 2,546 pounds (1,155 kg), the car was extremely light and could reach 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. The top speed is 217 mph (349 km/h). The Ferrari FXX was produced in only 30 examples. The one in the movie is a very convincing kit car.
By the seventh movie of the Fast and Furious franchise, things had already started getting out of hand. Crazy stunts and ultra-exclusive cars had become the norm by that point, and the W Motors Lykan Hypersport is an example. The Dubai-built hypercar features a striking design, or at least it did before Paul Walker and Vin Diesel took it for a flight across the Etihad towers.
The car used for the stunt was a replica, as only seven Lykan Hypersports were ever made, each with a price tag of $3.4 million. The W Motors Lykan Hypersport is powered by a 3.7-liter, twin-turbo flat-six engine that came from RUF. It develops 780 horsepower and 708 pound-feet (960 Nm). The engine is mated to either a six-speed sequential manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. One of the car’s most distinctive features is the headlights encrusted with 440 diamonds.
Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty has driven some epic stuff in the Fast and Furious franchise, and in Fast 8 she gets behind the wheel of Rally Fighter. The street-legal rally raider is legal to drive in all 50 states and is based on a steel, tubular space frame. It’s not exactly a limited production vehicle, but according to the latest information, just over 50 are made, which still makes it quite rare.
The Rally Fighter is powered by a tried-and-true Chevrolet LS3 engine. The 6.2-liter pushrod V-8 makes a stout 430 horsepower and 242 pound-feet (575 Nm). Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed 4L85-E automatic gearbox. This is the first production vehicle developed through crowdfunding. The design came from Sangho Kim and was selected through community votes.
The Apollo IE is the latest creation of Apollo Automobili GmbH. The company was founded in 2004 by ex-Audi Sport director, Roland Gumpert, under the name Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur, the company’s latest creation involves an even more radical design and powertrain. The Apollo IE is based on the LaFerrari, but features a distinctive design.
The final touches on the Intenso Emozione were carried out by AMG subsidiary, HWA AG. The engine is a 6.3-liter, normally-aspirated, Ferrari V-12 that makes 780 horsepower and 561 pound-feet (760 Nm). The car can reach 60 mph in 2.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h). The Apollo Intenso Emozione makes a brief appearance in the Fast 9 movie, in the Estate scene. Only 10 of the Apollo IE are made, all of them sold.
Honorable mention: Bugatti Veyron
Nowadays, the Bugatti Veyron has largely been forgotten thanks to what came after it. The Chiron is better than the Veyron in every way, but we still have to acknowledge the fact that the Veyron is a rare car. With only 450 units ever produced, not many expected to see Roman Pierce, played by Tyrese Gibson, to jump out of a Bugatti Veyron, in Fast 7.
The 8.0-liter, quad-turbo W-16 puts out a still mind-boggling 1,001 horsepower and 922 pound-feet (1,250 Nm). The 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) sprint takes just 2.5 seconds and the top speed is 253 mph (407 km/h). The white Veyron appears only once when the main characters arrive in Abu Dhabi.
Honorable Mention: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
Dom’s Fast and Furious cars are almost exclusively a Dodge Charger. Vin Diesel’s character seems quite fond of the MOPAR lineup, which is why we rarely see him drive anything else. Fast and Furious 1 cars were mainly Japanese imports, but we still saw Dom in a classic Charger, in the end. Fast-forward to Fast 6 and we see him in a rare, 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona.
With only 503 made, 1969 Dodge Charger Daytonas are quite rare and sought-after by collectors. The car, Dom crashed in the movie was, of course, a replica. The nose and rear wing were made shorter, in order to give the car a more distinctive look. The original cars came with either a 440 cubic-inch Magnum or a 426 cubic-inch Hemi. The Charger Daytona could reach a top speed of around 185 mph (300 km/h, with race versions being capable of 200 mph 9322 km/h)).
Honorable mention: 1969 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R
Back to the very beginning of Fast 5 and we see Brian O’Conner, played by Paul Walker, driving a 1969 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R. Just like Dom is fond of his MOPARs, Paul Walker’s character is partial to the Nissan Skyline GT-R. This is the first time we see Paul’s character driving a classic as previously, he almost always chose an R34 GT-R.
This was the first incarnation of the Skyline GT-R and the forefather of every other GT-R after it. It was a homologation special for a very successful race car. Paul’s car was actually a 1971 model year, which is the last year of the C10 model before its successor took over. The car was powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC, inline-six that made 160 horsepower and 133 pound-feet (180 Nm). Between 1969 and 1972, a total of 1,945 PGC10 (four-door sedan) and KPGC10 (two-door coupe) were produced.
What cars were used in fast and furious?
The 2009 Fast and Furious features a mix of JDM tuner cars, like the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Infiniti iG35, and Nissan 240Sx, as well as a variety of modern and classic American muscle cars like the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Chevelle, and Dodge Charger.
What are the 4 cars at the beginning of The Fast and the Furious?
In the 2001 The Fast and the Furious, the 4 cars that participate in a street race are a white Honda Civic, red Acura Integra, Dom’s red Mazda RX-7, and Brian’s green Mitsubishi Eclipse.
What’s the name of the fast and furious car?
The most iconic cars in the Fast and Furious are Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline GT-R, and Dodge Charger.
What car does Paul Walker Drive in Fast 1?
Paul Walker’s character starts with a green Mitsubishi Eclipse. At work, he drives a red Ford F-150 Lightning, and in the end, he drives an orange Toyota Supra.
What car does Dom drive?
Dom mostly drives various modified versions of the second-generation Dodge Charger (1968-1970). However, there are a few exceptions where he drives a Mazda RX-7, Buick GNX, and a Chevrolet Chevelle, as well as newer versions of the Dodge Charger and Challenger.
What are the black cars at the start of fast and furious?
The black cars from the beginning of 2001 The Fast and the Furious are Honda Civic coupe from the early 1990s.
What are the 3 cars in Fast Five?
When Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, and their accomplices, free Vin Diesel’s character from the prison bus, they drive a Dodge Charger, Acura NSX, and a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
What was the first car to be used in fast and furious?
Honda Civic coupe, as seen at the beginning of the 2001 original Fast and Furious movie.
What is Brian’s first car in fast and furious?
In the 2009 Fast and Furious Paul Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner assembles the perfect Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R.
What car does Toretto drive in Fast and Furious 6?
In the movie, Dom drives a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona.
What BMW is in Fast and Furious 6?
BMW M5 E60. However, when Hobbs describes the car, he mentions the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 from the newer F10 M5.
What is Brian O Connor’s car?
Brian O’Conner’s signature car is any version of the Nissan GT-R, but mainly the 1999-2000 Skyline R34 GT-R.
What car was used in Fast and Furious 5?
Fast 5 saw many different cars, among which a 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R, 1968 Dodge Charger, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Porsche 911 (996) GT3 RS, Nissan 370Z, Toyota Supra, and more.
What car does Gal Gadot drive in Fast Five?
In Fast 5 Gal Gadot’s Giselle drives a silver Nissan 370Z.
What is the silver car at the end of Fast Five?
It’s a Nissan GT-R R35, which Brian uses to race Dom in his modified Dodge Challenger.
What are the 4 cars at the beginning of 2 Fast 2 Furious?
A pink Honda S2000, red Mazda RX-7, orange Toyota Supra, and silver Nissan Skyline GT-R.
What type of car does Dom drive in fast and furious 4?
He starts out with a red, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, which he repaints in grey. Later, he gets his signature 1970 Dodge Charger, and in the end, he briefly drives the 1973 F-Bomb Chevrolet Camaro.
What car does Toretto drive in fast 9?
In Fast 9, Dominic Toretto drives a 1969 Dodge Charger with a wide body and a mid-mounted engine.
Where are the fast and furious cars now?
Some of the cars are in private collections while others have been gifted, auctioned off, or gathering dust in a film studio somewhere.
Where to buy fast and furious cars?
Every now and then, one of the Fast and Furious movie cars comes up for sale. Some of them are survived stunt cars, while others are highly finished hero cars.