It has been twenty years since the first Fast and Furious movie was released, and the franchise has continued to influence automotive culture ever since. Though it has been 20 years, Dominic Toretto and his gang are still running strong with the recently released 9th installment of the series. The Fast franchise has always been thrilling for car fans, presenting the wider populace to a vast selection of high-performance vehicles. Almost 143 cars have been used in the franchise.
Here are our picks for the best ten cars from the whole Fast and Furious franchise –
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII
Brian O’Connor, played by Paul Walker, is known for his collection of beautiful JDM cars. One of the many legendary JDMs he drives is the Lancer Evo. It was a homage to the Mitsubishi Eclipse that O’Connor rides it in the first half. The 2002 Lancer Evo VII had a unique painting that made it look a little unpleasant. The Lancer Evo has four turbo engines that generate about 385 Nm of torque and 272bhp and accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.8 seconds.
The third installment in the series, Tokyo Drift, featured a stunning array of JDM vehicles. The 1967 Ford Mustang, however, was the most exciting among all of them (except Han’s RX-7). Sean Boswell’s father owned the vehicle, which was rebuilt and fitted with the engine from the Nissan Sylvia that Sean had wrecked in previous sequences. This American muscle car is equipped with one of the best JDM car engines capable of producing almost 500 horsepower.
1997 Mazda RX-7
When Han Seoul-Oh travels across Tokyo, he uses the 1997 Mazda RX-7 as one of his main vehicles. After Sean Boswell’s first unsuccessful drift competition against Takashi, Han uses the RX-7 to entice Sean into his company with Takashi, who owed him money after ruining his 2001 Nissan Silvia S-15 Spec-S.
When Takashi approaches Han about the funds he has been taking from his uncle, Kamata, Han escapes with the RX-7 from Takashi and his buddy, Morimoto. Takashi and Morimoto follow Han through the Shibuya District. For the most part, Han stays ahead of Sean, Morimoto, and Takashi but slows down to prevent Takashi from crashing Sean’s Mitsubishi.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a legendary vehicle from the 1960s, known for its design and performance. When Mia, Dom, Brian, and Vince are stealing automobiles from a train at the start of the Fast Five, the Stingray appears. The Stingray, despite its brief lifespan, is an important part of the franchise since it performs one of the series’ best stunts. Dom rescues O’Connor and drives the vehicle over a cliff to get away from the nasty people. What is more, a genuine Stingray was utilized in the film, which is very costly and extremely rare. The Stingray featured a 502 big-block engine that put out roughly 457 brake horsepower.
Toyota Supra Mk-IV
A Supra Mk-IV is most suitable for tuner culture. Though there are other Supras in the sequence, this one is unique as Toretto and O’Connor rebuild the Supra for themselves. This vehicle plays an important part in forging a relationship between the two main characters; it becomes O’Connor’s primary vehicle and is highlighted throughout the plot. The Mk-original IV’s 2JZ engine was estimated to generate over 540bhp with 97bhp from the NOS system and reach speeds of around 300kmph. It is worth mentioning that 0-100km in 4.3 seconds is incredible. The orange Toyota Supra was just sold for USD 550,000, which is an interesting fact.
The Honda S2000 was the company’s first roadster since the 1970s, a small vehicle with enormous performance. With the pink coat of paint and body package by Veilside, this one was very sticky in 2 Fast 2 Furious. Suki (Devon Aoki) was riding this vehicle and performing the bridge jump scenario, which makes it one of the franchise’s most memorable moments. Suki’s car is claimed to have been reused from Johnny Tran’s S2000 from the previous film. The S2000 featured four engines with a Comptech supercharger that put out roughly 345 brake horsepower.
1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
Brian receives a lift from “The Girl” to a secondhand vehicle store after cops in Texas confiscate his 1991 Dodge Stealth, and there he notices the Skyline. Brian pays cash for the vehicle and drives it away. Later, he paints the vehicle, puts a GT-R emblem on the grill, and works beneath it in a garage. He utilizes it to enter additional races, and he has even been spotted competing against two motorcyclists.
In 2 Fast 2 Furious, Brian competes in the racing event organized by Tej Parker with his Nissan Skyline. He competes against his pal Suki as well as opponents Orange Julius and Slap Jack. Slap’s Toyota Supra races effectively against the Skyline until he takes a wide bend, enabling Brian to grab the lead.
1970 Dodge Charger R/T
Dominic and his dad constructed the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T that was preserved within the Toretto House garage when Dominic was a kid. Dominic avoided riding the Charger after his father passed away in a stock racing crash by Kenny Linder as he was scared of it.
Dominic took Brian O’Conner to the workshop and showed him the Charger after he got incorporated into the group and started dating Dominic’s sister, Mia Toretto. The vehicle is known for its amazing power of a 900 horsepower engine and for setting a record 1/4 mile speed in only nine seconds, which Dom’s father achieved.
The Plymouth is initially seen at the conclusion of Tokyo Drift during Dom’s cameo, and later in the fourth installment, it is the vehicle in which Letty dies. In Furious 7, it may also be noticed at the moment when Dom and Deckard Shaw collide head-on. The Roadrunner has a 4.2-liter V8 engine with 390 brake horsepower and 664 Nm of torque.
1966 Ford GT40
We all realize why the GT40 is a crucial part of Ford’s and the racing industry’s history. It won many Le Mans races, including the 1966 Le Mans, when the GT40 finished in the first three positions. It is natural to provide the GT40 such a prominent role in the franchise’s fifth installment, though it is only driven a few times. The GT40 has a chip that stores information on houses worth $100 million in the film.