Vehicles to travel from one place to another are among the greatest gifts of science to mankind. Of course, man has not stopped at merely wheeled contraptions to travel upon from one place to another. They developed the modern cars that are nothing short of great wonders, so much so that they have their own movies made. Here are Top 10 Cars Used in Fast & Furious.
Top 10 Cars Used In Fast & Furious
One of the most famous movies about cars is Fast and Furious. The ninth installment of this franchise will soon hit the cinema halls. It has already featured some of the best cars the series has shown so far. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Cars Used in Fast & Furious.
10. Plymouth Road Runner
Performance car Plymouth Road Runner was designed and produced by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation in the United States from 1968 to 1980. Chrysler Corporation paid nearly 50,000 to Warner Bros.-Seven Arts to use the name of their Road Runner cartoon character. A signature “Beep, beep!” horn of the Road Runner cartoon was also developed by Plymouth to utilize in this car. The car used a Chrysler B platform as a base and was designed as a back-to-basics muscle car.
It first appeared as a protagonist car in the 2009 “Fast and Furious,” and was driven by Ortiz where the Plymouth rolled over multiple times. This car made a comeback in Fast and Furious 7 as the flashback to how Ortiz died. Plymouth Road Runner now holds the tenth place in our list of top 10 cars used in Fast & Furious.
9. 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
The Dodge Challenger has three different generations of American automobiles and is marketed by the Dodge division of Chrysler. The first Dodge Silver Challenger was developed from 1958 to 1959 and then the first generation Dodge Challenger pony car with Chrysler E platform was produced from 1969 to 1974. The pony car shared major components with the Plymouth Barracuda. The 3rd generation Dodge Challenger was first unveiled for the public at the 2006 Detroit Motor Show and started the production in 2007.
This classic car Challenger SRT-8 is driven by Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) is Fast & Furious where she saves Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) from a breathtaking coach trip. The 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 now holds the ninth place in our list of top 10 cars used in Fast & Furious.
8. 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
The Plymouth Barracuda is a type of two-door American sports car and was manufactured from 1964 to 1974 by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation. The 1970 to 1974 version of this car was available as a coupe and a convertible unlike the previous models of Barracuda. After 1974 Chrysler Corporation stopped the production of this car. This car was also used by Swede Savage and Dan Gurney in identical factory-sponsored All American Racers ‘Cudas in the 1970 Trans-Am Series. The car achieved its highest finish of second at Road America.
A street-legal version of the AAR ‘Cuda was also produced with a three two-barrel carburetors (Six-Pack) engine. 1970 Plymouth Barracuda first appeared in the previous film of the Fast & Furious franchise Fast & Furious 6. Letty Ortiz drives this 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda in the Fast & Furious 7. This car now also holds the eighth place in our list of top 10 cars used in Fast & Furious.
7. 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Sports utility vehicle Jeep Wrangler Unlimited models are a mid-size compact four-wheel drive off-road car and are produced under its Jeep marque of American automaker Chrysler. This car currently has the third generation in the market. Jeep introduced the Wrangler Unlimited model of SUV segment in 2004 with a Command-Trac 231 transfer case and 10-inch (250 mm) longer wheelbase.
The jeep then released the Rubicon Unlimited version with Rock-Trac four-wheel-drive system and diamond plate rocker guards in 2005. This model has nearly double the towing capacity than its shorter wheelbase sibling. An armored 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is driven by Tej Parker (Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges) in the Fast & Furious 7. This car now holds the seventh place in our list of top 10 cars used in Fast & Furious.
6. Maximus Ultra-Charger
The Maximus Ultra-Charger is actually a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T “Maximus” equipped with an all-alloy engine and was first reviled at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The car was developed by Scott Spock Racing and Nelson Racing Engines. Ultra-Charger is powered by a 9.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine which is capable of delivering nearly 2,000 horsepower. This classic muscle car can achieve a top speed of 260mph and is valued at more than $1 million.
The car looked straight out of the late 1960s with cutting-edge technology and was used in several previous installments before the seventh part of Fast & Furious franchise by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). McCarthy acquired Toretto’s modified brushed-metal 1968 Dodge Charger in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show. Maximus Ultra-Charger now also holds the sixth place in our list of top 10 cars used in Fast & Furious.
5. Ferrari 458 Italia
The Ferrari 458 is a type of mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian sports car giant Ferrari. This car was also produced as the successor of Ferrari F430 and was first officially unveiled for the public at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show on 15 September 2009. The Ferrari 458 Italia is actually a two-seat Berlinetta 458. The character of Tej Parker portrayed by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges uses this car while driving through the desert along with a White Bugatti Veyron, a Dodge Viper, McLaren MP4-12C, and 2015 Dodge Charger in Fast & Furious.
Tej Parker, besides his appearance in the seventh installment, also appeared in Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 while being a part of Dominic and Brian’s crew as their technician expert. Ferrari 458 Italia now also holds the fifth place in our list of top 10 cars used in Fast & Furious.
4. Aston Martin DB9
DB9 was first produced as the successor of the DB7. This car was the first model built at Aston Martin’s Gaydon facility and eventually revealed to the public as a grand tourer at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. Aston Martin DB9 was designed by Ian Callum and Henrik Fisker, and the chassis of this car is taken from the Aston Martin DBS. The car is powered by 6.0L V12 from the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. DB9 is also used as a perfect car for British villain Jason Statham when he is involved in a head-on collision with Vin Diesel’s Dodge Charger in Fast & Furious.
Both of the cars were attached to cables and driven by remote control into each other at 40mph speed, and a massive amount of damage was caused by the collision. Aston Martin DB9 now holds the fourth place in our list of top 10 cars used in Fast & Furious.
3. Bugatti Veyron
Veyron is the fastest street-legal production car in the world with a top speed of 267.856 miles/hour according to the Guinness Book of Records. This mid-engined sports car is developed by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S in Molsheim, France. Bugatti Veyron has become the Car of the Decade. Besides, it also achieved Best Car Driven All Year award in 2005 by the BBC television program Top Gear. The world also knows this car as one of the most expensive sports cars ever.
This car was designed by Hartmut Warkuss, the interior was designed by Volkswagen’s Jozef Kabaň and engineering Chief Wolfgang Schreiber guided the engineering work. Bugatti Veyron was selected as the companion for fast-talking flamboyant Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson). With record top speed and extraordinary looks, this car now holds the third place in our list of top 10 cars used in Fast & Furious.
2. 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
The modified 1970 Dodge Charger R/T is the signature car of Dominic Toretto portrayed by Vin Diesel in Fast & Furious 7. Dodge Charger is manufactured by American manufacturer Chrysler Group LLC in Canada and marketed by the Dodge division of Chrysler. The very first car bearing the Charger nameplate was first released in 1964. 1970 Dodge Charger is also used in one of the most daring and spectacular scenes of Fast & Furious 7 where several cars were dropped from a Lockheed C-130 Hercules plane above the Arizona desert.
The film director dropped a Charger R/T from 12,000 feet. Besides, he also dropped another replica from above 8,000 feet. They dropped it by attaching those to military-grade parachutes while taking the scene. A total of nine versions of the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T was made for this film. American fans also mark this car as one of the best American sports cars event made. Besides, this car now also holds its place in our list of top 10 cars used in Fast & Furious.
1. The Lykan HyperSport
Lykan Hypersport is manufactured by Lebanese based company W Motors as a limited production sports car. It is also the first supercar to be made in the Middle East. W Motors first launched its first pre-production model at the International Dubai Motor Show in November 2013. The company also announced its intention to produce only seven units of this supercar. They have priced each one at nearly £2.3 million. The high price tag of Lykan HyperSport compliments its luxury option. The company manufactured this one as also the only car to have diamonds in its headlights.
The front light of this car is made of titanium LED blades with 420 diamonds of 15 karats. This car can also accelerate 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds. Besides, it can achieve a top speed of 385 km/h. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) with Paul Walker jumped from one building to another to another one in Dubai with this car in the Fast & Furious 7. Lykan HyperSport now holds the top place in our list of top 10 cars used in Fast & Furious.
The Fast & Furious series has been one of the most favorites among those who love cars because the superstars of this series of movies are always the fastest and most desirable cars. The speed and thrill in these movies are also almost palpable. So, here goes our selection of the top 10 sports cars used in Fast & Furious. Feel free to share and comment on the comments section down below.